• (4.3) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,236–$4,020
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 39
  • Engine: 79-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 3-speed automatic
2000 Suzuki Swift

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Vehicle Overview
Other than an expanded color palette, the minicompact Swift is unchanged for 2000. Swift is similar to the Chevrolet Metro, and both are built at a Canadian plant jointly owned by Suzuki and General Motors. GM owns a stake in Suzuki, and the two companies also share the Suzuki Vitara/Chevy Tracker sport utility vehicle.

Interior
Though Suzuki says Swift holds four, the rear seat is tight for anyone taller than 5-foot 8-inches, and there is little room for climbing in and out of the back seat. Suzuki lists cargo volume at a modest 8.4 cubic feet, but the rear seatback folds for additional room. Swift comes in GA and GS price levels, and air conditioning comes only on the more-expensive GS.

Exterior
Swift is a two-door hatchback, and at 149.4 inches stem to stern, it is one of the shortest cars available in the United States — about 15 inches shorter than a Honda Civic hatchback.

Under the Hood
The 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine produces 79 horsepower and yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of 36 city/42 highway with the standard manual transmission. EPA ratings fall to 30 city/34 highway with the optional automatic transmission, but Swift is among the highest-rated gasoline-powered cars on the market.

Performance
With a starting price of $9,099 and great fuel economy, Swift is easy on the wallet. However, the tiny dimensions limit its appeal, which shows in low resale value. Ditto for the Chevy Metro.

 

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From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

4.3

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Great first car

by Obese Teen from Kansas on August 3, 2008

This was my first car i got for highschool and it was great! It handles perfect and can fit into the tiniest parking spot. FUEL MILEAGE IS FANTASTIC!! Air conditioning works great too. We bought this ... Read Full Review

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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