Suzuki Swift Third Generation 

The Suzuki Swift first came onto the international market in 2000. It has been somewhat of a quiet achiever over the years, with a loyal following.

DB Suzuki Swift

The latest model, the third generation of the vehicle, is a bit bigger and has more style.

While Suzuki has 35 factories in 23 countries, its products reflect the Japanese attention to solid and dependable design. Its technology is not class leading, the entry level version has a 5 speed manual gearbox. You can option a CVT automatic.


It comes in three variations. The GL, the GLX turbo and the 1.4 Sport which is a great little hot hatch with bright colours that make it look the part.

With prices starting at $19,000 plus on road costs, the Swift is doing very well in the sales market particularly against more expensive cars like the new Toyota Yaris.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto