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Old 08-11-2009, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats the same 1.3 diesel out of the fiat 500!!!

thas odd about rust - one of my drivers has one does a huge a comute even on salted roads and now after 3+ year it looks mint. and he has the 1.3 petrol - which he said previously is ok on the juice, its is quite heavy though compare similar cars in the class.

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Old 08-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well just about anything still looks decent with only 3 years in the salt.

By year 8 or so it will be crumbling away all around him.
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That's great news...I've always loved the car
My main issue is that the car does not seem to be at all the same vehicle as the one we know and love, I doubt the MPGs are achievable on the new rig and know nothing of its quirks, time will tell once it gets here.

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Back when Kinetic Vehicles was an Automotive X Prize entrant (and the Metro Middy was on the front burner) our production partner (the rules required 10,000 car per year manufacturing capability) was Pak Suzuki. The Swifts we know and love are still in production in Pakistan as the Suzuki Cultis. It still has a 1 liter engine (993 cc in fact, what a coincidence) but is now a four banger. Here's a link:

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PS--MSR converts to $9200 US for the base model, and a lot less in bulk. Also available in multifuel.
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The Swifts we know and love are still in production in Pakistan as the Suzuki Cultis. It still has a 1 liter engine (993 cc in fact, what a coincidence) but is now a four banger. Here's a link:

Cultus

PS--MSR converts to $9200 US for the base model, and a lot less in bulk. Also available in multifuel.
Get them here at that price and street legal and I would by one in a heartbeat, sadly from experience if a vehicle x is price y in a foreign country A once it comes to the USA the vehicle becomes 2x and the price becomes 2.5y and foreign country A becomes B.
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Ah i have one, a 2005 1.5L version, well technically its my parent's x)

Although the fuel numbers aren't as great as what the older versions have, i still think its pretty good and i can definitely get decent numbers by hypermiling =D, i find its horrible to PnG at highway speeds though, speed drops like a brick.

I was wondering why no-one on the fuel economy forums had a 2004+ swift, they don't sell it in the US.

EDIT: i don't recall having any major problems with my swift, nor have my parents. Seems to be working perfectly except for that bloody beeping when you have the keys in the ignition and your door is open grrrr...

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