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Old 29th December 2017, 14:20   #16
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The Swift was the second choice when we bought the Grand i10 back in April this year. The gizmos inside the Hyundai was the only reason it won over the Swift, but the driver inside me always wanted the Swift as it was more of a driver's car between the two.

The expectations from the new-gen Swift is high, and I am pretty sure the sales of other hatchbacks in the segment will take a dip once the new Swift starts to roll in our streets. Maybe one day, maybe after our i10 is relieved from it's duties we will bring a Swift to our home too
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I was using one with RACE-CHIP until a few months ago. Was very peppy and fun to drive.

The first pic is from Jaisalmer
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Its not a swan-song; the next gen is said to be better than the outgoing model in every aspects (I am not so sure about the looks though). It should be another blockbuster and I hope Suzuki get it here without much india-specific re-engineering.

And the Swift Sport in its undiluted avatar can really get hot hatchbacks into mainstream.
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Old 29th December 2017, 18:06   #19
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My father still misses his 1st generation Swift VDi which he happily owned for close to a decade and recently replaced it with Brezza. He still finds the pick up and gearbox and engine calibration of the 1st generation Swift to be unmatched. He did about 1,40,000 kms. He doesn't even find my 1st generation Ritz VDi to be at par with his Swift though he finds my Ritz to be better in terms of tall boy looks and high seating position. He doesn't even find the Brezza comparable. Hope the new Swift matches the expectations of its fan following.
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After having owned both the generations of swift, Vxi 2006 and Vdi 2011 (now both sold), my verdict is that the swift is a reliable car and can take abuse with ease. I really hope that the new swift take the legacy forward and fire up the sales charts as its predecessors did.
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I know its an emotional moment for the Swift owners/lovers but all good things do come to an end.

Production of iconic cars like M800, Esteem, Zen were also stopped to give way to their worthier successors.
I felt Alto can be a worthy successor of the M800 but Dzire and Estilo cant be the replacements of Esteem and Zen!

Hope the next generation Swift will live up to its expectations. The out going Swift was no doubt a great car but it had its own share of shortcomings too. For example- poor brakes(barring the ZXI/ZDI), not so spacious rear seats, bad safety ratings.

Lets hope the new gen swift will come up with better safety ratings, standard ABS, Airbags across all the variants and a bit more space and power while retaining the earlier reliability, abuse friendly built and fun to drive factor.

I sincerely hope the 1.2L petrol and the 1.3L DDIS can be upgraded now! Back in 2005 these specs looked great (though the 1.3L petrol was more powerful then), but in 2018 these look very mediocre. The competition offers 90-100 bhp. So Swift deserves the 90Bhp tune of the 1.3L diesel and the 1.4L, 92Bhp petrol engine from the Ertiga.
But in reality i don't think Maruti will do it as it will hamper the sales of Baleno/Dzire.

My Bhpian friend SouraC's Swift from our Ladakh trip.
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First gen Swift 1.3 DDIS!

The car that meant "pure fun". The car that showed me what "turbo kick" meant.

Terrific fuel efficiency, performance and reliability. I owned one for 90000 km, without a single issue.

Hope new swift comes out as much exciting.
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Just crossed 2 lakh kilometers and still going strong. Can't imagine replacing this gem of a car with anything else.
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My Swift DDIS is 7 years old with 1.72 Lac kms on ODO - still on the front line and going absolutely strong.... Kudos to Maruti / Suzuki India

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Just crossed 2 lakh kilometers and still going strong. Can't imagine replacing this gem of a car with anything else.
Congratulations ! Are you the original buyer? If yes, hope you are still going with Maruti authorised servicing.

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Congratulations ! Are you the original buyer? If yes, hope you are still going with Maruti authorised servicing.
Yes, this is a 2008 model and all the servicing was done at a single MASS here at Cochin. Had few bad experiences recently and decided to shift to another MASS nearby.

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We have had so many cars/bikes in our family garage, swift has been the only car to reappear ! I've always made it a point to never repeat any cars or even cars with similar engines were always avoided, but when we needed small hatch that could perform daily commutes and highway runs, nothing came close in this segment!

Our first gen Swift was with us for only 50k km, it was too basic hence was replaced, current Zdi replaced the German hatch bought as a replacement for the first gen.

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Ah, my first love and the car I have owned the longest till date!! The 1300cc petrol that I had was an absolute gem. The 3rd gear of that car was such absolute fun!! Even though there were so many Swifts sold, I never got bored (and still don't) looking at them

Hope the to be launched variant sets the sales charts on fire too.
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Not the swift, but I own the first generation Swift Dzire! We bought it in 2008, and were one of the first customers to receive the car. It has recently completed 1lakh kms and still runs like a breeze with periodic maintenance.

Indeed an iconic product!
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RIP to a segment creator. The Swift is an example of "sentimental attachment to a brand" bringing in sales. No doubt it's a great car, but I'd pick a Getz 98 times out of 100.
I hope Maruti can get new engines for the next gen Swift to make it a true 'sporty' car.

I still remember that Getz and Swift were priced similarly in 2006 and we ended picking the roomier Getz. Except for the FE, the Getz is superior car in every aspect. I've driven the first and second gen Swifts, but they CAN'T match the Getz in my garage.
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Learnt driving on a swift first gen. Power, handling, torque, suspension everything was delightful. Swift is still a vfm proposition.

One of the few small cars of previous generation which, while being comfortable in city traffic, are perfectly capable of taking the highways with aplomb. That's why they are so numerous on highway trips.

Hoping that the new platform only adds to its famed character and resolves the issue of space in the back seat and boot.
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