Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5k: Seller Submission: 1994 Suzuki Swift GT

The 1988-1999 Suzuki Swift/Geo Metro/Chevy Metro/Pontiac Firefly was a subcompact hatch family with chassis design from General Motors and a powertrain developed by Suzuki.  The Swifttrofly won't get you a front row parking at the next valet, but why would you want to let one of those car wreckers to drive your sweet hatchback anyway? Just park it yourself.  Find this 1994 Suzuki Swift GT offered for $5,000 near Seattle, WA. Seller submission from Jesse.


This little Swift comes with a 5 speed manual transmission, fully independent suspension and a super light 1600 lb curb weight. It isn't a Bugatti Veyron...heck, it isn't as fast as a Bugatti Veyron lug nut...but it is cheap and you get to row your own gears. 


The screaming noises under the hood come courtesy of a 1.3 liter DOHC 16-valve Suzuki G13B 4-banger that puts out 100 horsepower at lofty 6800 rpm. This is the kind of old school small displacement hot-hatch engine that loves being bounced off the rev limiter repeatedly. 


The Swift isn't luxurious on the inside, but you aren't driving this thing for its Lexus-like ride qualities.  Actually, the seats don't look bad for long rides and roll up windows save weight and eliminate a point of failure.


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9 comments:

  1. Cute lil' bugga but for 5K you can buy a fox body or BMW.

    This is like the joke about mopes. Don't want your friends to see you in it.

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    1. I would be more than happy to be seen driving this car. I like the way it looks.

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  2. 良好であり、それを愛する!

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    1. Wash your mouth out with soap, K2! Them's fightin' words (I think....)

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    2. 日本語を話せますか. 少し日本語を話す.

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  3. Only thing wrong with this car is the color. I don't buy black cars the garage is full of projects and three days outside and a black car looks like crap.

    Otherwise, hell yeah. Could quibble a bit on price I guess (vis-a-vis TCO of a new Chevy Sonic LT Turbo) but itt looks like something worth owning.

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  4. Such a nifty unicorn. That said there are still a good amount of hop up parts available and much of the body and suspension interchanges with the Geo Metro so those parts are free if you get a bit to enthusiastic and bend something. $5k is a tough nut to crack even for a low miles example that doesn't yet have the $1250 LSD that's mandatory for these.

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  5. Find me one in socal! I just let a minty Corolla FX16 GTS slip through my fingers and it's keeping me up at night!

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    1. It's not an FX16, but you saw this one, right?

      This one has an absolutely crack pipe price.

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