Suzuki Ignis sport project/resto

Suzuki Ignis sport project/resto

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scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Thursday 11th July
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Hello

New car new project
I Had a lovely 9-5 Aero which I spent a fair bit of money and love and after a while I have just lost interest in it, I stopped using it for commuting as I can walk to work in 20 mins so I made the decision to sell and cut my losses.


New car had to be small fun, fairly quick and quirky oh and less than a grand so after a few weeks searching this popped up


After a small haggle I managed to get the car for £950 good points are

1 lady owner, completely standard, some service history mainly suzuki dealership stuff, completely mint recaro interior no rips no tears no wear (apart from matts), Original wheels, MOT till november with only a few advisories

Bad points

Been stood awhile, needs wheel alignment and steering wheel adjusting it fells slightly off, advisories are 2 front tyres and exhaust corroded, Bonnet has a lovely rust spot, slight wear and tear on body but it has done 100k+, it will need a good service as it feels great in first and slightly sluggish in 2nd and 3rd anyway pics

Interior is lovley and needs a good Vac and wet Vac






Engine bay needs some love various rust patches but only surface stuff nothing serious



The bonnet


Wheels need a refurb








Edited by scratchnsniff on Thursday 11th July 13:17

scratchnsniff

Original Poster:

31 posts

15 months

Thursday 11th July
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So lets tackle that interior

Gave it a wet vac










And the Only let down to the interior No idea how I am gonna replace it as it is an original matt and i think they do not stock them anymore.

Scottchester

317 posts

9 months

Thursday 11th July
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Nice car and looks in good condition. My parents have a 1.3 and everytime I drive it I think it would be awesome with a bit more power, bet this is great fun.
Is the passenger seat base a different colour to the driver's one?

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Thursday 11th July
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Scottchester said:
Nice car and looks in good condition. My parents have a 1.3 and everytime I drive it I think it would be awesome with a bit more power, bet this is great fun.
Is the passenger seat base a different colour to the driver's one?
Same shade etc just crap pictures and yes the car is a hoot to drive feels fast but probably isnt. For 950 quid it's hilarious

V8RX7

18,599 posts

211 months

Thursday 11th July
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I was looking at these as an old school hot hatch but I didn't like the looks (I think I'm possibly double the target age group)

I ended up with it's successor - a Swift Sport - very similar ethos and great fun - bargain at £880 too.

Enjoy !

designforlife

3,274 posts

111 months

Thursday 11th July
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Almost got one of these and still kind of want one, lot of fun for the bargain price.

scratchnsniff

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Thursday 11th July
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V8RX7 said:
I was looking at these as an old school hot hatch but I didn't like the looks (I think I'm possibly double the target age group)

I ended up with it's successor - a Swift Sport - very similar ethos and great fun - bargain at £880 too.

Enjoy !
I'm 35 so probably over the target age group but I love this type of car I've had a fiat panda 100hp my mum has it now so this is well up my street. I wanted a cheap swift sport but couldn't find anything in decent condition for the price 880 quid sounds a really good price. To be honest I love the rarity of these and the recaro's are so so good

sunbeam alpine

4,702 posts

136 months

Thursday 11th July
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Chunj - was that your...??? smile

bungz

1,053 posts

68 months

Friday 12th July
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Was given a Boggo 1.3 GL at the start of the year for free.

Has needed brake discs / drums all round, a full service and a few other bits.

Its hideous but 80 odd hp and a close ratio box in a little tin can is more than enough to raise a smile. I cannot see myself getting rid of it!

Would love a Sport but most look absolutely shagged.

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Friday 12th July
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bungz said:
Was given a Boggo 1.3 GL at the start of the year for free.

Has needed brake discs / drums all round, a full service and a few other bits.

Its hideous but 80 odd hp and a close ratio box in a little tin can is more than enough to raise a smile. I cannot see myself getting rid of it!

Would love a Sport but most look absolutely shagged.
Most are shagged buddy mine isn't in the best condition but the good points outweigh the bad if you can find a original one that's rough and unmodified go for it.

stew-STR160

7,691 posts

186 months

Friday 12th July
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Got a real thing for the Ignis and Swift Sport. Not fast, but they look a bit of fun at slow speed. And Recaro seats is always a good thing in my book.

V8RX7

18,599 posts

211 months

Friday 12th July
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scratchnsniff said:
I'm 35 so probably over the target age group but I love this type of car I've had a fiat panda 100hp my mum has it now so this is well up my street. I wanted a cheap swift sport but couldn't find anything in decent condition for the price 880 quid sounds a really good price. To be honest I love the rarity of these and the recaro's are so so good
My Swift was an Ebay "bargain" with a few door dinks, stinking of weed and needing a service - £120 for all the parts inc. new rear shocks, so really it was £1k

I haven't had such a low powered car for years and am enjoying the fun of thrashing it without ending up at silly speeds.

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Friday 12th July
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V8RX7 said:
My Swift was an Ebay "bargain" with a few door dinks, stinking of weed and needing a service - £120 for all the parts inc. new rear shocks, so really it was £1k

I haven't had such a low powered car for years and am enjoying the fun of thrashing it without ending up at silly speeds.
That's why I love these cars it's not all about power you can go fast ish and still have plenty of fun on the ragged edge

Gmlgml

279 posts

29 months

Friday 12th July
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Not sure if it helps but in and amongst the pile of receipts for a recent purchase (an Alfa GTV ) there are details for a custom mat company. The original Alfa ones go for stupid money in good nick (£200 plus !) so the previous owner had a custom set done for £80 to match the factory colours and fit.

They may be able to do something with your old mat as a template?

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Friday 12th July
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Gmlgml said:
Not sure if it helps but in and amongst the pile of receipts for a recent purchase (an Alfa GTV ) there are details for a custom mat company. The original Alfa ones go for stupid money in good nick (£200 plus !) so the previous owner had a custom set done for £80 to match the factory colours and fit.

They may be able to do something with your old mat as a template?
I never thought of getting a custom Matt made up it's a good idea thanks for the advice

TeaNoSugar

582 posts

113 months

Friday 12th July
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I sold mine for £1200 last year. It was in great condition. 55,000 miles on it and no problems at all. I couldnt get much for it as it had no service history when I bought it, but it ran like clockwork and was really quite nippy. I even had the original white Enkei wheels snad blasted and refurbished and put some Michelin pilot sport tyres on. I loved it, but when we had a baby the baby seat wouldn't fit and my mrs didn't like driving it so I sold it to a young lad who wanted to take it road rallying with his dad. I reckon he'll have had a lot of fun in that little car.




greeneggsandham

29 posts

48 months

Friday 12th July
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Your Saab looks lick
Got a thread on that?!
Good luck with the new project too

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

15 months

Friday 12th July
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greeneggsandham said:
Your Saab looks lick
Got a thread on that?!
Good luck with the new project too
The Saab was lovely but was costing so much to run and it was just sitting doing nothing half the time not only that but it decided to leak more oil after fixing it a few times. Saab is now in black pool with its new owner and to be honest I'm happy it's gone the little Ignis makes me grin ear to ear something the Saab rarely did

Ste372

272 posts

35 months

Friday 12th July
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Absolutely love these! I've had 6 in various condition/modification over the last 3 years. Currently stepped away from them for a while and have got a corolla t sport at moment. I will be getting another one when time/funds/space allows.

Riot to drive and so forgiving. You can really get the backend to step out if your into that sort of thing. Not fast by any modern standards but brisk enough upto around 80. Perfect for back lane bashing.

scratchnsniff

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31 posts

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Friday 12th July
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Ste372 said:
Absolutely love these! I've had 6 in various condition/modification over the last 3 years. Currently stepped away from them for a while and have got a corolla t sport at moment. I will be getting another one when time/funds/space allows.

Riot to drive and so forgiving. You can really get the backend to step out if your into that sort of thing. Not fast by any modern standards but brisk enough upto around 80. Perfect for back lane bashing.
I might have to pick your brains buddy

Mines done over 100k are they ok at that mileage I'm gonna service it soon but what about the water pump and chain etc.

Heard that the engine temp sensors can be bad and if they are thrashed cold can be an engine ruiner. Mines had 1 lady owner so no boy Racers so fingers crossed it's a Decent engine.

Got a slipping belt easy to do myself or a garage job?

If you can answer any of them it would help