Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

Any zc32 Suzuki swift sport users?

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poosemon

99 posts

164 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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gweaver said:
I'm not sure how to break this to you, but.. SHE LIES!
Haha, I had already guessed this would be the case wink will be interested to find out true when I do brim to empty.

Range is - - - - and orange light just came on. Manual doesn't give any indication of how much is left on orange light just says fill up straight away. Usually game for a bit of fuel gauge bingo but not on first couple of days of ownership.

Managed to drive a bit at pace on drive home and pleased with how the car was. Very solid and seemed to be communicating had plenty of grip left. Just what I was looking for as similar to the Panda 100hp where you can properly drive the car and enjoy the rev range without picking up huge speed or driving beyond the road.


gweaver

744 posts

123 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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IIRC it won't display a range below 25 miles. When the fuel warning light comes on it means it. It isn't like my old Rover where you had around two gallons reserve, and the fuel gauge could drop below empty.

40 mpg give or take a few brim to brim seems to be typical for these. My long term average is 41 mpg, but I have managed 50 mpg brim to brim on several occasions, when deliberately driving like a miser. I've never seen less than 37 mpg, but I'm sure sub 35 is easily achieved.

trickywoo

9,203 posts

195 months

Sunday 29th September 2019
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gweaver said:
poosemon said:
if the onboard computer is reasonably accurate
I'm not sure how to break this to you, but.. SHE LIES!
We have two in the family a 2014 and a 2013. The computer on both is 10mpg over the reality so you are most likely on 38mpg.

poosemon

99 posts

164 months

Monday 30th September 2019
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Still waiting to finish the first full tank off, average is crept up to 50 so going by real user calcs looks like just over 40 which is fine for what i need it for.

Have had a chance to wind it up over a few b-roads near by and was a great laugh, really responds well to keeping the rev's high. It certainly isn't hugely quick, but that's not the point. Had a look on youtube for reviews of the car at the time. The Fifth gear Swift vs Twingo made me chuckle. You could see Tiff and Plato were enjoying the cars but all the shots of the cars on track almost looked like they are slo motion!


poosemon

99 posts

164 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Not really intending to turn this into a mpg thread, however for people looking to buy one who don't fancy reading through whole thread to find out other users experiences;

Brim to Brim it averaged 40mpg using Miles / (Litres required to fill / 4.54), so the computer been off by 10mpg was pretty much bang on as was reporting 50.5mpg when i stopped at the fuel station. Pretty satisfied with that considering a few spirited drives, and being stuck in a nightmare traffic queue for a long time which took 3-4mpg off the computer tank average calculation on its own. Would think on a trip could get actual 45mpg so a circa 400 mile range out the tank.

Any questions from prospective owners are welcome!

xu5

276 posts

122 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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The zc33s has pricked my interest but I was wondering if anyone could recommend suitable winter tyres for them, same size as the zc32s I believe?

trickywoo

9,203 posts

195 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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xu5 said:
The zc33s has pricked my interest but I was wondering if anyone could recommend suitable winter tyres for them, same size as the zc32s I believe?
If it is indeed the same size 195 45 17 its a pain as there are hardly any tyre choices and no real winter or all season options easily available in the UK (and perhaps anywhere).

What lots of people do is fit 16" 7J wheels with 205 50 which gives way more tyre choice and I've heard is a bit better riding.


JimbobVFR

2,357 posts

109 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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We've got 205 40 17 on our Swift Sport with no issues.

trickywoo

9,203 posts

195 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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JimbobVFR said:
We've got 205 40 17 on our Swift Sport with no issues.
It’s an option but you get less sidewall height than with 195 45.

Whether or not you can feel it or it makes any difference to pothole protection I can’t say.

Jesta

1 posts

19 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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I'm looking at the zc32 and the Civic FN2 Type R as my next car and was wondering how the zc32 performs on the motorway when it comes to overtaking. Does it lack the power to accelerate say from 60-75? I'm coming from a Mercedes C Class diesel so it's torquey and overtaking on the motorway isn't much of an issue.

Ilovejapcrap

3,039 posts

77 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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FFS not another is it powerful enough question.


gweaver

744 posts

123 months

Sunday 13th October 2019
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Jesta said:
zc32
Jesta said:
diesel so it's torquey and overtaking on the motorway
If you don't want/know how to change down a gear, this probably isn't the car for you.

CTR probably not ideal for effortless and refined motorway cruising either.

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

89 months

Monday 4th November 2019
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Jesta said:
I'm looking at the zc32 and the Civic FN2 Type R as my next car and was wondering how the zc32 performs on the motorway when it comes to overtaking. Does it lack the power to accelerate say from 60-75? I'm coming from a Mercedes C Class diesel so it's torquey and overtaking on the motorway isn't much of an issue.
I havent had any issues, but youll have to drop to 5th.

Its more of a car for occasional motorwaying, or long 65mph stretches.

Loving it so far, HKS filter on it, and modified backbox going on soon! Thats all you really need!

Kev_Mk3

2,028 posts

60 months

Monday 4th November 2019
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Anything from a diesel you will lack torque.

My zc32 is fine for over taking but its lighter than standard so will be lol

stedaley

Original Poster:

569 posts

89 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Kev_Mk3 said:
Anything from a diesel you will lack torque.

My zc32 is fine for over taking but its lighter than standard so will be lol
I think moving from any bigger car, youll feel the lack of torque but you gain the lightness.

silles

48 posts

37 months

Monday 3rd February 2020
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Hunting for one but cannot decide
I have shortlisted 2 so far:
2015 (65) with 53k miles
2014 (63) with 37k miles

Exactly same price. 🤔
Is it worth going for newer but higher milage?
Did suzuki upgrade something with newer models?


gweaver

744 posts

123 months

Monday 3rd February 2020
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Later ones had Nav as standard, tyre pressure monitoring (mandated by EU law) and a gear selection nag (also mandated by EU law). The Swift has Direct TPMS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire-pressure_monitoring_system#Direct_TPMS). I can't think of any other changes.

Have you actually viewed either of those two cars? Buy on condition rather than age/mileage.

Check the underside for rust (look at the boot floor and jacking points), the wheels for damage and corrosion, and the tyres for brand, fit and unusual wear. The tyres should be 195/45, but 205/40 are often fitted because they're cheaper (though less comfortable). Japanese paint is soft, so best to view in good light if you care about the paint condition. A bit of "orange peel" is normal.
The service interval is 9000 miles, so check the history for adherence to the schedule. The engines are robust, but they're chain cam, so missing oil services is not wise. Look for accident damage and do an HPI check.

There aren't any significant common issues, but there have been a couple of recalls. Mine (made mid 2015) was subject to a recall due to incorrect seals being fitted in the rear brake calipers - the calipers were replaced.

gweaver

744 posts

123 months

Monday 3rd February 2020
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Actually, there is one issue to check for - I've heard of a few cases of the speed/tacho instrument needle illumination failing. I think there are specialists that can fix that, but best to check the needles light up as they should.

silles

48 posts

37 months

Monday 3rd February 2020
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I checked 2, one was 2016 with just 2k miles, but was too expensive 9.5k and had most wheels damaged plus door ding. City granny owner?

The other one was the 2014 with 37k. Did not like how it gear shift felt from 2nd to 3rd, was not smooth. Also gear knob and start button had high wear. Is it a common issue?
Other than that it seems fine, 3 month warranty from garage.

Planning to check the 2015 one this weekend. It's a rac approved one with 6 months warranty

LimSlip

678 posts

19 months

Monday 3rd February 2020
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trickywoo said:
JimbobVFR said:
We've got 205 40 17 on our Swift Sport with no issues.
It’s an option but you get less sidewall height than with 195 45.

Whether or not you can feel it or it makes any difference to pothole protection I can’t say.
FWIW 205/45R17 is a closer match to the original size than 205/40, and gives you a bit more sidewall. It's also a very common tyre size, so tends to be a little cheaper with a wide choice of brands.