Suzuki Swift DDiS

June 20 , 2008

Finally succumbed to tinted windows - rears are 20% and back windscreen is 10%. Looks dark from the outside, but still easy to see out of.
See the enhancements page for a picture.

Apr. 21 , 2008

The Philips Bluevision sidelights arrived. The drivers side was easy to fit, but space was very tight on the other side. I've had these bulbs before (on the ZS), the light is very white, not blue like you might expect given the colour of the glass. A great improvement over the old yellowy bulbs.

Mar. 30 , 2008

Car cleaned and waxed. Also de-badged the rear, just leaving the Suzuki 'S'. See the enhancements page

Mar. 26 , 2008

Splitters have been fitted, see the enhancements page. Black Richbrook twist-off tax disc holder also installed.

After many problems the Dragon Performance tuning box was returned.

Feb. 21 , 2008

Swift went to the local dealer today to have the front discs and pads changed. Standard fit Galfer pads were too hard for the discs and causing loud squealing under braking. New pads are ADL Blueprint.

I have also ordered the splitters/lip spoiler as seen at the bottom of fave mods.
Bulbs have arrived, as has the Dragon Performance chip.

Feb. 18 , 2008

Bought Philips Silvervision and Osram NightBreaker bulbs from eBay.

Feb. 17 , 2008

Restoration of the paintwork was completed last Sunday see here
Grey Swift Shiny Swift

Feb. 4 , 2008

Here it is, the Suzuki Swift DDiS, in Pearl Black Metallic. We've been thinking of getting one for a while, particularly as my MG ZS only does about 25mpg.

Now owning a small and not very sporty car really isn't my thing, but it's only saving grace is the economy, approx 50mpg. Here are a few pictures -

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Suzuki Swift DDiS Suzuki Swift DDiS

Suzuki Swift DDiS Suzuki Swift DDiS

I've been scouring the net for weeks and was hoping to get a black Swift, but I hadn't seen any diesels in this colour. I also thought it would be nice if I could get a car with a spoiler and some different wheels, as these are something I would want to add. A few days later I spotted the above car on AutoTrader, which bizarrely was exactly what I was looking for!
Car came with the following extras

  • Roof spoiler (£180)
  • 16" Modena Alloys (£400?)
  • Door strips (£70)
  • Mudflaps (£50)
  • Swift mats (£33)
  • Chrome tail pipe cover (£44)

Dealer sticker and grotty tax disc holder removed last night!