The Suzuki Swift is a reliable and economical small car that Kiwis just love. We wanted to get the inside scoop on exactly what owning a Suzuki Swift Sport is like, so we got in touch with Christchurch owner, Samara Herbert. She shares her recent buying experience and what she's loving about her brand new car.
Describe a little bit about yourself?
I live in Christchurch and I work in retail.
Is this your first new car?
This is the second Suzuki I’ve bought - but the first brand new one.
What do you love about your Suzuki?
The first words that come to mind are ‘very zippy’! It’s quite fast, and I really love the colour.
Why was your Suzuki Swift Sport the right fit?
It’s a nice upgrade from my last model with a good safety rating, so that’s what really appealed to me.
It’s certainly a car I’ll have for years to come. I knew what I wanted from the get-go so I’m really pleased.
How do you use your car on a day-to-day basis?
On the weekdays it’s a half hour drive to and from work, and on the weekends I pretty much just drive around from A-to-B.
Not too many long trips, mostly around town but I will be doing some road trips at Christmas which will be a nice test for my new car!
How has owning your Suzuki Swift Sport made a difference in your life?
Definitely the petrol! I’ve noticed it’s a lot cheaper to fuel compared to the last model I had and it’s nice and smooth on the road. The reversing camera helps too!
Why did you choose Suzuki over other brands?
I’ve always liked Suzuki as a brand. I’ve had other makes in the past but I’ve always gone back to Suzuki because they have a great name and an even better reputation.
You see them on the road all the time which is a good sign that they’re reliable.
Describe the experience you had buying the car?
I bought it from Hollands Suzuki in Christchurch. The staff were great, they sat in the car and took me through everything so I knew how to use it all. I took the car for a test drive with my Dad which they were totally fine with as well.
Have you got a nickname or pet name for your Suzuki and why?
Not yet no, but my friend has said we should definitely come up with one.
What will you be doing/where will you be going when you next pick up your car keys?
Straight home from work probably!
What are the first steps/advice you would recommend to someone looking to buy a car?
Ask questions, you know, definitely shop around and make sure you test drive lots of different cars - it’s the only way to find out what you like.