Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

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trickywoo

9,160 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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piperdelux said:
Ah that's interesting, thanks for the info. Maybe he's struggling to shift because of the nav? Hopefully no other underlying reason, as it's gonna be a day off work and a pricey train ticket ??
The standard nav is pretty rubbish and known to be glitchy. Most people replace with something like a Xtrons which is around £200 and a doddle to fit.

We've got two Swifts in the family - one 13 plate with the basic radio and one 14 with the standard nav / dab which I replaced with a Xtrons because it was so rubbish. I actually prefer the basic setup.

Could be something else up with it if its not selling as the 5 doors are quite rare and sell fast at dealers where I would say that car would be up at £6.4k even with the slightly higher mileage.

Edited by trickywoo on Tuesday 23 February 11:57

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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trickywoo said:
The standard nav is pretty rubbish and known to be glitchy. Most people replace with something like a Xtrons which is around £200 and a doddle to fit.

We've got two Swifts in the family - one 13 plate with the basic radio and one 14 with the standard nav / dab which I replaced with a Xtrons because it was so rubbish. I actually prefer the basic setup.

Could be something else up with it if its not selling as the 5 doors are quite rare and sell fast at dealers where I would say that car would be up at £6.4k even with the slightly higher mileage.

Edited by trickywoo on Tuesday 23 February 11:57
Again,really useful info, much appreciated. I have just had this reply when asking about the tyres:

Hankook v12 evo front offside
Hankookv12 evo Front Nearside

Joyroad sport rx6 rear. Offside rear
Joyroad sport rx6 rear. Near side rear

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Also

A bit of rust is on the nuts and discs wheels as its been parked there for 4 lockdown months

trickywoo

9,160 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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piperdelux said:
Again,really useful info, much appreciated. I have just had this reply when asking about the tyres:

Hankook v12 evo front offside
Hankookv12 evo Front Nearside

Joyroad sport rx6 rear. Offside rear
Joyroad sport rx6 rear. Near side rear
No problem. You'll want to replace those Joyroads. When I bought mine they came with a new set fitted. I gave them a chance but the wet grip is poor and spoils the main USP of the car.


piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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trickywoo said:
No problem. You'll want to replace those Joyroads. When I bought mine they came with a new set fitted. I gave them a chance but the wet grip is poor and spoils the main USP of the car.
Ideal, cheers. That in itself wouldn't be enough to put you off though? I want to be as sure as I can before committing and making the journey. Naturally there is always an element of risk but want to negate as much as possible! Thanks again.

trickywoo

9,160 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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piperdelux said:
That in itself wouldn't be enough to put you off though?
No. Its a little odd for people to run a car like that on Joyroads and could show its been run on a shoe string but its not the end of the world especially as the front tyres are better.

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Looks like a bit more wear to the interior (drivers seat, starter button, gear lever) than I would have expected for the mileage.
The tyres obviously aren't great.
Mine is a 2015 and since I updated the sat nav firmware it hasn't been crashy. I've updated the maps too, and activated traffic, but I wouldn't recommend paying for a map upgrade. I like the sat nav because it just works, with no need for mobile data or tethering to a phone.

trickywoo

9,160 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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gweaver said:
Looks like a bit more wear to the interior (drivers seat, starter button, gear lever) than I would have expected for the mileage.
The tyres obviously aren't great.
Bolsters can wear quite easily, the chrome surround of the starter looks exactly the same as our known 45k mile one (replacing them is a common question on the FB group), gear lever looks OK to me.

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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trickywoo said:
Bolsters can wear quite easily
Looks like a small tear under the drivers right thigh too.
Mine is only on 24k and the only signs of wear are where I've scuffed the plastic on the side of the seat base, getting in and out.

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Wednesday 24th February
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It's still for sale. Part of me thinks that's a bad sign!

But most likely taking a train up to view it at the weekend. I guess all I can do is judge on condition and do an hpi check. I'm being overcautious for sure,but had a couple of bad purchases previously.

Thanks again for all of the advice.

Deerfoot

4,416 posts

148 months

Wednesday 24th February
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piperdelux said:
It's still for sale. Part of me thinks that's a bad sign!
I wouldn’t read too much into that, I’m holding off looking until things have settled down a bit. I’m not in a rush and ideally I’d like to view a few. It’ll be easier when things relax a little.

Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Wednesday 24th February
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trickywoo said:
piperdelux said:
Ah that's interesting, thanks for the info. Maybe he's struggling to shift because of the nav? Hopefully no other underlying reason, as it's gonna be a day off work and a pricey train ticket ??
The standard nav is pretty rubbish and known to be glitchy. Most people replace with something like a Xtrons which is around £200 and a doddle to fit.

We've got two Swifts in the family - one 13 plate with the basic radio and one 14 with the standard nav / dab which I replaced with a Xtrons because it was so rubbish. I actually prefer the basic setup.

Could be something else up with it if its not selling as the 5 doors are quite rare and sell fast at dealers where I would say that car would be up at £6.4k even with the slightly higher mileage.

Edited by trickywoo on Tuesday 23 February 11:57
Interesting I really rate the standard nav, very simple to use.

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Thursday 25th February
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Deerfoot said:
I wouldn’t read too much into that, I’m holding off looking until things have settled down a bit. I’m not in a rush and ideally I’d like to view a few. It’ll be easier when things relax a little.
Thanks again for the input. This one has just come up, and also (I think) looks good. Long way from home so am going to look into a low loader or something to see if it's feasible.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-Swift-Sport-Nav-...

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Thursday 25th February
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That one looks tidy in the photos - shame there aren't more of the interior though.
The alloy wheels have been re-furbished in a darker colour, and it might need a coolant top-up. Worth calling the owner to see what vibes you get, could be a good one.

LukeBrown66

640 posts

10 months

Thursday 25th February
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Finding it tough to get hold of a decent low miles early (12-14) model for anything under 5k.

Most have horror story last MOT's etc, or are snapped up quickly.

for a 12, dealers seem stuck on 5k, miles age regardless, have seen ones for that with 100k down to 50.

Also quite a few CAT models from idiots wanting 4500 with no mention of incident

Are there better places to look other than AT and ebay?

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Thursday 25th February
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Not so sure about better, but we found a good Swift 1.2 on Gumtree in April 2019. It's worth a look.
(x)GF paid £3100 for an 11 plate 1.2 SZ3 with 34k miles and full main dealer service history. It's needed a new radiator cap and a torn tyre valve replaced. The exterior had suffered a bit from shopping duties, but it is fundamentally a very sound car that had been looked after well.
IMHO the seller is much more important than the market place.

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Friday 26th February
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Just a thread update... Thanks for all the tips. 5 hour train journey at silly o'clock tomora morning to pick up an SSS, subject to test drive!

Spec exactly what I was looking for, did involve a quite significant budget creep.... Man maths won the day. Don't they always??

Will post pics after the 5 hour drive home. Happy Friday!

LimSlip

658 posts

18 months

Friday 26th February
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trickywoo said:
Bolsters can wear quite easily, the chrome surround of the starter looks exactly the same as our known 45k mile one (replacing them is a common question on the FB group), gear lever looks OK to me.
The starter button chrome surround was flaking off on mine when I bought it with 25k miles on it, clearly not a a high quality part. The driving mostly made up for it though.

Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Friday 26th February
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piperdelux said:
Just a thread update... Thanks for all the tips. 5 hour train journey at silly o'clock tomora morning to pick up an SSS, subject to test drive!

Spec exactly what I was looking for, did involve a quite significant budget creep.... Man maths won the day. Don't they always??

Will post pics after the 5 hour drive home. Happy Friday!
Good luck. Can’t wait to see it

piperdelux

229 posts

91 months

Saturday 27th February
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Very long day, up at 4am for the train from Plymouth to Rotherham.

Well worth it though, it's a minter to be fair. Sound bloke to deal with as well.

Drove it home and it was spot on... Be even better on the twisty roads!

Very happy new member of the club.