Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

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Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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horsemeatscandal said:


Get one bought! Won’t regret it. Look how good they look next to the new one, I also think they’re much better to drive, if slower.
You colllecting them

Bagzie88

158 posts

30 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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I might be able to help you OP.

I own 2 cars at the moment.

Civic Type R Ep3
Swift Sport ZC32s

So i can give a comparison for you.

Swift Sport

More Comfortable in all situations
Better MPG
Much Better Xenon Headlights
Easy to use Sat Nav
Doesnt need to be thrashed to drive normally

Civic Type R

Better Acceleration and top speed
More driver focused driving position
More dramatic when in the mood

Both are actually quite similar in the way they drive , swift Sport is like a more sensible version of the civic but it can settle down to an easy to drive daily which the civic doesnt do so well.... its a bit asbo aswell and gets the wrong type of attention from chavs/neds in 1.0 polos.


Bagzie88

158 posts

30 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Bagzie88 said:
I might be able to help you OP.

I own 2 cars at the moment.

Civic Type R Ep3
Swift Sport ZC32s

So i can give a comparison for you.

Swift Sport

More Comfortable in all situations
Better MPG
Much Better Xenon Headlights
Easy to use Sat Nav
Doesnt need to be thrashed to drive normally
Little bit more playful in a bend

Civic Type R

Better Acceleration and top speed
More driver focused driving position
More dramatic when in the mood

Both are actually quite similar in the way they drive , swift Sport is like a more sensible version of the civic but it can settle down to an easy to drive daily which the civic doesnt do so well.... its a bit asbo aswell and gets the wrong type of attention from chavs/neds in 1.0 polos.

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 13th August 2019
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Update : So a month later and i do love the little motor!

HKS intake Kit is on and makes it sound awesome when you want it too!

75k miles just hit and going to service it next month! Cracking little car. Dont think you can get a better run around.

poosemon

97 posts

163 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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Just a quick one for any zc32 owners.

Looking into getting a circa 2014 plate, I am aware that the previous generation was recomended to run on 98ron fuel. Is this the same for the zc32 unit also?

Anything to be particularly aware of when looking, or things I should look out for in service records?

Many thanks for any info!

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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I believe 95 RON is recommended for the ZC32S. A few owners use 98, but that seems to be an unnecessary expense.
The engine has a cam chain, so I'd want to see evidence of regular oil changes. The interval is 9000 miles.
There was also a recall for rear brake calipers, not sure of the exact date range affected, but it included my 2015 ZC32S.
It's probably worth checking for modifications. Air intakes are very popular. Standard tyre fitment is 195/45 R17, but some use 205/40 (cheaper) or 205/45 (more sidewall and comfort).
I can't think of anything else. They are mechanically simple and well engineered. Just check it over thoroughly as you would any car.

Ilovejapcrap

3,021 posts

76 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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I stick any fuel in mine no issues to date

poosemon

97 posts

163 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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gweaver said:
I believe 95 RON is recommended for the ZC32S. A few owners use 98, but that seems to be an unnecessary expense.
The engine has a cam chain, so I'd want to see evidence of regular oil changes. The interval is 9000 miles.
There was also a recall for rear brake calipers, not sure of the exact date range affected, but it included my 2015 ZC32S.
It's probably worth checking for modifications. Air intakes are very popular. Standard tyre fitment is 195/45 R17, but some use 205/40 (cheaper) or 205/45 (more sidewall and comfort).
I can't think of anything else. They are mechanically simple and well engineered. Just check it over thoroughly as you would any car.
Hi Gweaver, Thanks for the information you put together there. Will be useful! Didn't realise they had such a short service interval @ 9k miles.

If a recall hasn't been done yet, is this something that would need to be dealt with within warranty period or 1st owner, or can a recall be sorted out at any time?


quigonjay

633 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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On a side note, you can now get Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in 195/45/17 if anybody didn't already know

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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poosemon said:
Hi Gweaver, Thanks for the information you put together there. Will be useful! Didn't realise they had such a short service interval @ 9k miles.

If a recall hasn't been done yet, is this something that would need to be dealt with within warranty period or 1st owner, or can a recall be sorted out at any time?
The oil change probably needs to be regular because of the cam chain. It's not a BMW N47 !
The recall should be done for free by a main dealer. You can check the VIN online to see if the car was subject to a recall, but you might need to contact a main dealer to find if the recall was actually done.

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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Just to add, the 9k service internal is probably a little conservative, but on the plus side, you don't need to worry about cam belt changes. Can't have it all..
10-12k is a sensible interval for many engines anyway.20k service intervals are there to reduce costs for fleets, and not to preserve your engine in the long run.

poosemon

97 posts

163 months

Sunday 22nd September 2019
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Picked up my Swift Sport this evening. Managed to find a 2015 plate, blue 5dr example with 33k miles. Very happy so far! smile

Looking forward to many miles!

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Sunday 22nd September 2019
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Well done. You don't see many 5dr sports.
Enjoy!

Beerfinch

13 posts

19 months

Sunday 22nd September 2019
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Hi,

This seems like a good place for my first PH post smile

I picked up my 2014 blue 5dr just over a year ago and have been really enjoying it ever since.

It’s halfway between a weekend car and daily driver, getting used sometimes once a week and sometimes 3 or 4 times, mostly on A roads but with a 250 mile motorway trip once or twice a month.

Things I’ve noticed – nothing original I think smile

Good
Handling is as good as everyone says – sharp and grippy but surprisingly forgiving over bumpy rural A roads

Not quick quick, but great fun – once you get used to using the full rev range there is more power there than you initially think.

So usable – 6th gear is great for the motorway, I wouldn’t want to be without it if doing regular long journeys and brim to brim I’m getting 41-43mpg (so obviously I’m not using the full rev range as often as I should laugh)

Looks – Gorgeous, just gorgeous- Credit to the designers for coming up with something which looks equally good in 3 or 5 door form – and has the cutest rear end of any small hot hatch, ever.

Bad
Noise – I wish it was a very tiny tad louder, not popping and farting just a very, very slightly deeper, louder exhaust note

Dashboard squeaks – driving me mental – seems to be right and left edges of dash top

SatNav updates – I just hit “remind me in 28 days”, the alternative seems both expensive and a bit of a faff

Overall
I’ve not had proper fast cars so perhaps I’m easily pleased but this is by far the most fun car I’ve owned. It’s not a rocket ship but I smile every time I drive it.

Cheers to all fellow ZC32 owners beer and if you are reading this sitting on the fence, wondering whether to get one, I say go for it, you won’t regret it!

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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Beerfinch said:
This seems like a good place for my first PH post smile
Welcome! Glad you're enjoying your SSS too. There's quite a following on here.

Beerfinch said:
Bad
Noise – I wish it was a very tiny tad louder, not popping and farting just a very, very slightly deeper, louder exhaust note

Dashboard squeaks – driving me mental – seems to be right and left edges of dash top

SatNav updates – I just hit “remind me in 28 days”, the alternative seems both expensive and a bit of a faff
I completely agree on the noise - the induction noise is well judged, but a bit more volume wouldn't go amiss. If it was too loud people would say it was all mouth and no trousers!
The air bags in the a pillars are known to rattle a bit, and the window seals in mine make a bit of noise, but I've not heard of squeaks.
If you look in the darker corners of the interweb you can find a solution to the SatNag “remind me in 28 days” issue.

poosemon

97 posts

163 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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Covered over 100miles in mine already since collecting last night.

70-80 odd miles driving back from collection mostly on motorway and then my commute today.

Not a main feature of the car but have been impressed with economy so far, might be cheaper to run then the diesel polo i had previously if the onboard computer is reasonably accurate, at 48mpg so far (i know, i'm not driving it properly....).

Not got any squeeks or rattles out of mine currently.

Comfortable seats for the grade of car, plenty of support. Very responsive steering and not as light as I feared so has a nice weight to it. Will look forward to tackling some b-roads in it asap.

Headlights i think are the best i have ever had when driving back last night (come from a long line of sheds so not too surprising there....) so thats another plus.

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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poosemon said:
if the onboard computer is reasonably accurate
I'm not sure how to break this to you, but.. SHE LIES!

Leejay-B

91 posts

147 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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I am looking for a ZC32S myself, however lots have 3-4 owners, ideally I want a one or two owner cherished example that is £5-£6k.

gweaver

732 posts

122 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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I'm not selling you mine. driving

Beerfinch

13 posts

19 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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gweaver said:
The air bags in the a pillars are known to rattle a bit, and the window seals in mine make a bit of noise, but I've not heard of squeaks.
You're right, it is a rattle not a squeak, I wonder if it is the airbags? Thanks thumbup

gweaver said:
If you look in the darker corners of the interweb you can find a solution to the SatNag “remind me in 28 days” issue.
Cheers - I'll check it out, not overly familiar with the darkest corners of the interweb whistle but I'm sure I'll find it!