Suzuki Ignis 4X4

Suzuki Ignis 4X4

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Hugo Stiglitz

Original Poster:

30,692 posts

175 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Has anyone seen one in the flesh and more importantly driven one?

The reviews are glowing but the base car is very tall and 'tinny?

Again the reviews seemingly avoid this?

Intrigued. Just a pity its not turbo charged.

JeffreyD

2,156 posts

4 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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We got one for my daughter this year.

Happy to answer any questions.

Really very pleased with it, although we haven't really used it much due to the restrictions.

The things that sticks out the most is the packaging inside. Genuine space for 4 full size adults, something that most competitors don't have.

It's no rocketship but it's nippy enough.

littlebasher

3,166 posts

135 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Transfer box is weak (mine exploded quite spectacularly), also went through strut top bearings as well.

Very good off road though


mini_se

28 posts

48 months

Thursday 21st January
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Looked at Swift AllGrip for my daughter but always run all weather tyres, normally Michelin CrossClimate+ and the unusual wheel size 185/55 16 meant I could not get these as they don't make them. Indeed I could not find any all weather rubber that was easily available, and the idea of running a 4x4 with summer tyres was pointless, so we passed on it.

When talking to the garage they mentioned the situation was even worse on the Ignis and even said there were only three types of tyre that fitted the wheels. Is this the case and do you find any issues with this?

JeffreyD

2,156 posts

4 months

Thursday 21st January
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I believe you can get a Pirelli all season and a Davanti winter tyre.

I've found it ok in the recent bad weather on the standard tyres but tbh we aren't really going anywhere other than the shops and back. We live in a country area with lots of mucky roads and it's more than capable for that.

I've not yet found a car that deals with very wet winter fields reliably, not matter what tyre (or price point)

The packaging is great and it's nice and compact on the local roads, with decent enough traction.





xu5

275 posts

121 months

Thursday 11th February
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Since the new ones were released a few years ago I have liked the way they look in a quirky, interesting Japanese way. More recently though I have developed something of a mild obsession with them. My radar will pick up any sub 1 ton car and a nat asp engine with manual gears and awd has me intrigued!
We have to make a decision about the wife's Mazda 2 this year so may go for the Ignis if it passes a test drive.
It does come on summer Bridgestone's but Falken do all season AS210 in the required 175/60 r16.
With a live rear axle I have read it is not the most sophisticated but I can imagine it could be quite the little fun box to razzle around rural Scotland in!

littlebasher said:
Transfer box is weak (mine exploded quite spectacularly), also went through strut top bearings as well.

Very good off road though
Are you referring to the previous generation ignis?(listed in your garage)

littlebasher

3,166 posts

135 months

Thursday 11th February
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xu5 said:
Are you referring to the previous generation ignis?(listed in your garage)
Yeah, looks like i didn't pay much attention to the OP !

Saying that though, i checked the MOT history out of interest *(FV05WMG) and its now got 216000 miles on it !

Edited by littlebasher on Thursday 11th February 20:34