2001 Swift New Car Test Drive
Concerned about the price of fuel these days? Don't have a lot of money to spend on a new car? Consider the Suzuki Swift. With a base price of $9299, the Swift helps stretch a dollar both in terms of monthly payments, and in how much you shell out for fuel. It offers an alternative to a used car.
Suzuki's pint-size, two-door Swift hatchback (the only body style offered) starts at $9,299 for the GA model with a five-speed manual transmission; an automatic costs an extra $650. Even the top-of-the-line Swift GL, equipped with air conditioning, cassette player, and an optional three-speed automatic transmission comes home for only $10,949.
Suzuki's Swift divides into two levels of trim: GA ($9,299) and GL ($10,299). The base Swift GA is your classic 'stripper,' and does not include air conditioning or a stereo, which come standard on the GL.
Each version uses the same modest 79-horsepower 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual gearbox comes standard. A three-speed automatic transmission is optional.