Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

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stedaley

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569 posts

88 months

Thursday 23rd May 2019
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Hey guys,

Looking at finally getting a run around and I have to say, the Suzuki swift sport zc32s is right up there with the best of them

I'm after some user feedback on things to check out before buying, any service intervals/common problems but I know they are pretty bullet proof!

Are there any part which can do with refreshing (suspension/bushes/mounts/) currently looking at at 2014 with 60k so getting to the point where perishing becomes an issue.

Thanks guys!


Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Thursday 23rd May 2019
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This is mine :


https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=16...

I honestly know of no problems, has it got the nav on the one your looking at ?

It’s a garmin system and lovely and simple to use, you’ll want to update maps can be done via a SD card.

I’d guess bush etc like anything else are a possibility but 60k not that high really. They want a service every 9k according to suzuki, I’m sure loads don’t bother but I don’t like missing a oil change.

Be careful you don’t turn the front dogs on cleaning the dash as it’s a light Nr your knee not on the dash, I’ve left on before due to this.

Great fun car.

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Thursday 23rd May 2019
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It does have Nav! vs the none screen system! which was a big thing I wanted! powerflow exhaust too!

Hows the stereo setup in the car? I do like my music!

They look awesome fun little things! Ill check out your thread after work!


DazzaSport

150 posts

30 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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ZC32S. Brilliant little car. The stereo is just about good enough in my opinion.

I've still got a ZC32S... and now own the new turbo ZC33S. Again, a brilliant little car.

Engines are bulletproof. Suzuki make motorcycle engines - including the famous 'busa'. They certainly know what they are doing when it comes to engines. I have no concerns for either engines in our cars.

Bushes... shouldn't worry too much. These are lightweight cars - so they are not hard on their bushes anyway. Everything lasts longer on a lightweight car. Brakes, tyres, etc.


Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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DazzaSport said:
ZC32S. Brilliant little car. The stereo is just about good enough in my opinion.

I've still got a ZC32S... and now own the new turbo ZC33S. Again, a brilliant little car.

Engines are bulletproof. Suzuki make motorcycle engines - including the famous 'busa'. They certainly know what they are doing when it comes to engines. I have no concerns for either engines in our cars.

Bushes... shouldn't worry too much. These are lightweight cars - so they are not hard on their bushes anyway. Everything lasts longer on a lightweight car. Brakes, tyres, etc.
Dazzle do a reader ride on the new one, I’m interested in how your getting on with it

stedaley

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569 posts

88 months

Monday 27th May 2019
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Well i am looking at these more and more,

how are they motorway wise? I dont do many long motorway runs but I dont want to be wishing for more torque frown maybe the longest is about an hour on my trips!

also looking at

Ep3s

and 130i

frown


Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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stedaley said:
Well i am looking at these more and more,

how are they motorway wise? I dont do many long motorway runs but I dont want to be wishing for more torque frown maybe the longest is about an hour on my trips!

also looking at

Ep3s

and 130i

frown
Mines my main car stedaly. Fine on motorways. Usually stick mine on cruise at 80 and sit. Not terrible on noise, never given me a bad back etc. I drove from Yorkshire to Edinburgh in it few months back.

Only thing you could really pull it on is fuel consumption. Think I get average of 35 but I rev it and chuck it about a lot if I’m honest. Boots small but does me fine.

Flip side to the fuel is how much they are for what you get and the kit you get. Plus mechanically old school so cheap to work on.

They are nothing like a 130 for performance obviously, However i’ve not found myself missing any of my faster previous cars

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Ilovejapcrap said:
Mines my main car stedaly. Fine on motorways. Usually stick mine on cruise at 80 and sit. Not terrible on noise, never given me a bad back etc. I drove from Yorkshire to Edinburgh in it few months back.

Only thing you could really pull it on is fuel consumption. Think I get average of 35 but I rev it and chuck it about a lot if I’m honest. Boots small but does me fine.

Flip side to the fuel is how much they are for what you get and the kit you get. Plus mechanically old school so cheap to work on.

They are nothing like a 130 for performance obviously, However i’ve not found myself missing any of my faster previous cars

Thanks man, exactly what I needed to hear! yer they are a bargain and ive seen a few 2014/2015 dropping below 5k now so its right in the ball park!


OnTheEdge

94 posts

26 months

Wednesday 29th May 2019
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stedaley said:
Well i am looking at these more and more,

how are they motorway wise? I dont do many long motorway runs but I dont want to be wishing for more torque frown maybe the longest is about an hour on my trips!

also looking at

Ep3s

and 130i

frown
I have a ZC32s and previously an EP3. The Suzuki is taller geared and more relaxed on motorways, and fuel economy is quite a bit better; typically 40-45mpg on a decent run depending on the speeds sustained compared to 30-35mpg for the Honda. Obviously performance of the EP3 is in a different league, and I do miss it sometimes.

Duncan Lang

55 posts

71 months

Thursday 30th May 2019
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Great little cars! We had one and took it up to around 100,000 miles. Only ever needed consumables. The wife found it a bit tiring on the motorway (~300mile was too far in one hit, 200mile was the limit without a break apparently).

Few days after we got it I borrowed it to go to work, took the afternoon off and did a trackday at Brands Hatch. Melted the ditch finder tyres the previous owner had fitted, had brilliant fun and it held its own against cars with 80-100hp more. Would have done even better if the tyres were half way decent.

I'd recommend them to anyone.

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Thursday 30th May 2019
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OnTheEdge said:
I have a ZC32s and previously an EP3. The Suzuki is taller geared and more relaxed on motorways, and fuel economy is quite a bit better; typically 40-45mpg on a decent run depending on the speeds sustained compared to 30-35mpg for the Honda. Obviously performance of the EP3 is in a different league, and I do miss it sometimes.
Tbh Im seeing 22-28mpg in my current car so either would be better! but im leaning towards the swift as the prices are crashing atm, leaves me some pennies to update a few bushes/ springs etc as well as the cheaper tax/insurance/running costs and a lot newer car to!

I really miss cruise control on the motorway, but I rarely do more than 1 or 2 hour trips, ill have to sort a test drive!


stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Thursday 30th May 2019
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Duncan Lang said:
Great little cars! We had one and took it up to around 100,000 miles. Only ever needed consumables. The wife found it a bit tiring on the motorway (~300mile was too far in one hit, 200mile was the limit without a break apparently).

Few days after we got it I borrowed it to go to work, took the afternoon off and did a trackday at Brands Hatch. Melted the ditch finder tyres the previous owner had fitted, had brilliant fun and it held its own against cars with 80-100hp more. Would have done even better if the tyres were half way decent.

I'd recommend them to anyone.
I don't know how you do 200 miles without a break in any car tbh!!
does the power/torque on the motorway not cause issue?

Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Thursday 30th May 2019
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this bloke can turbo or supercharge them

http://www.ctc-performance.co.uk/

he can also make them a 1.8.

also thought hmmm shall i bore mine to a 1.8 and turbo it smile

more than the car id guess tho frown

a map is suppose to be good mind, not in performance figures but in throttle feedback:

http://www.ctc-performance.co.uk/mapping-2/.

Having said that they are a hoot standard

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Thursday 30th May 2019
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Ilovejapcrap said:
this bloke can turbo or supercharge them

http://www.ctc-performance.co.uk/

he can also make them a 1.8.

also thought hmmm shall i bore mine to a 1.8 and turbo it smile

more than the car id guess tho frown

a map is suppose to be good mind, not in performance figures but in throttle feedback:

http://www.ctc-performance.co.uk/mapping-2/.

Having said that they are a hoot standard
Ive actually spoken to him! CTC is on the SSSOC page, knows everything about them! I guess for the ring to use them, they must be pretty handy!

a map sounds like a good start, even <5% with better throttle response would be good.





dapper

82 posts

39 months

Friday 31st May 2019
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I currently own a ZC31S and I couldn't say anything bad about it. That is from a 19 Year old that isn't so much concerned about comfort etc though. Did a journey from Yorkshire to Edinburgh also last year and it didn't skip a beat. Brilliant little car.

From what I've heard the ZC32S is everything the ZC31S and more! Has Cruise Control a 6th gear and a better radio / NAV. Apparently has more sound deadening also. Do an hour and a half journey in mine every week and sit comfy the whole way. Shows around 40MPG on the motorway then down some NSL roads into york.

And when you want to have some fun you can drop a gear and let revs build. Not the quickest car but it does grip up good in the corners!

Highly recommend them!

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 4th June 2019
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so its down to two.

Giulietta 170 1.4Tb 2011
71k needs cambelt

Or

2014
Suzuki swift sport 1.6
needs Service.

both are priced well. under budget. need little bits like service and such.

I hate decisions.


Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Tuesday 4th June 2019
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stedaley said:
so its down to two.

Giulietta 170 1.4Tb 2011
71k needs cambelt

Or

2014
Suzuki swift sport 1.6
needs Service.

both are priced well. under budget. need little bits like service and such.

I hate decisions.
you not got a swift yet, c'mon stop messing around

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 4th June 2019
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Ilovejapcrap said:
you not got a swift yet, c'mon stop messing around
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Darren93

146 posts

69 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Any comments on how fast these are in terms of straightline pace? Anyone driving one had a run in with another car to gauge how quick the Swift is?

Low torque motors can feel a bit slow as they don't have any sort of torque swell low down but they're actually decently quick in the real world most of the time.

Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Darren93 said:
Any comments on how fast these are in terms of straightline pace? Anyone driving one had a run in with another car to gauge how quick the Swift is?

Low torque motors can feel a bit slow as they don't have any sort of torque swell low down but they're actually decently quick in the real world most of the time.
On paper not amazing, my mate followed me in his old clk 3.2 v6 petrol auto, I know not a rocket ship but was pleasantly surprised by the swift and I followed my other pal in his 3.0 v6 TDI vw Touareg and I held its own.

Clarkson description is best

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-clarkson...