- Not many dealers
- Search for discounts
We’re expecting the vast majority of buyers to go for SZ-T specification with the non-SHVS 1.2-litre engine. This spec matches the best engine with the trim offering what appears to be good value for money.
We’d suggest you pop into your dealership with your bargaining hat on, because it’s likely they’ll want to do a deal to increase forecourt turnover. However, Suzuki doesn’t have a huge amount in the UK, so you may find you need to travel a way to find one.
Another place pragmatic buyers will want to look is online, because brokers and car supermarkets are likely to buy these cars in bulk and since there’s little in the way of optional extras, you won’t need to worry about having to settle for a spec that isn’t right.
If you’re worried about resale value, the best advice is to pick colour combinations that will appeal to the highest number of prospective buyers.
Finance deals are likely to be very good on the Ignis, so if you’ve got another car to part-exchange for it then you’ll be in a very strong haggling position.
- Pick very carefully
- Check all history
As a low-insurance city car, it’s fair to expect the Ignis may have a few bumps and scrapes during its lifetime, but these should really be tidied up before the car is put up for sale.
Try to find a car in as high a spec as possible for the best-value used buy, but beware of the pitfalls of buying an SHVS-equipped model – it’s nowhere near as comfortable.
You’ll also want to ensure it has a good service history, preferably at a Suzuki main dealer, but we’d make an exception here because there aren’t many of those in the UK. A trusted independent garage should also be able to carry our most work that needs doing.
As ever, it’ll pay to carry out a Parkers Car History Check to ensure you’re not buying a car with hidden history.
- Clean up the car
It’s the usual story here: tidy the car up and get all servicing and maintenance records into order before writing a comprehensive, informative advert and taking a large set of clear pictures to help the sale.
There should be a fairly large market for the Ignis thanks to Suzuki’s reputation for building reliable cars. Its quirky styling will appeal too.