• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I'm not too sure really.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Em, they all seem to like its quirkiness, although when going on outings friends and family always seem to suggest we go in a different car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    If I could find another, then yes I most likely would.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Mixed thoughts really. An old VW Golf, a Honda Legend, Alfa Romeo 166 are all top of the list at the moment.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I got a brilliant deal. A 1989 (website doesn't allow me to enter 1989, so had to enter 1987) Suzuki Alto with 12,000 - TWELVE THOUSAND - miles on the clock. 1 owner from new, with full service history for €200 (Ireland).

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    It was a cheap, and very cool (in my opinion) little car.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Coming from a 1960 Morris Minor, so I'm used to how it drives differently compared to modern cars. Not a rocket ship, but 'nippy'.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy to park. Although the lack of power steering might be a challenge for some people.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Clutch failed, although I bought the car knowing it was going to fail. Got the clutch relined for €50, and fitted it myself in a few hours. Nothing else has gone wrong.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Its frugality. €10 could do for a whole week in fuel. Its cheap to tax, insure and maintain. It can keep up with modern traffic in town with no problems.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Not a whole lot of gadgets or options. The dashboard layout is cool, as are the vinyl and tartan seats!