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Suzuki Swift As your first Car- Mantello Suzuki Roxburgh Park

blog large image - Why the Suzuki Swift Needs to be your first car

Why the Suzuki Swift Needs to be your first car

Buying your first car can be fun... until it becomes stressful. From trying to compare models, prices, specification, features and safety, the list goes on.

Have no fear. The team at Mantello Suzuki Roxburgh Park are here. Have you noticed how many Suzuki Swifts on the road belong to our beloved P platers? If not, start looking out for it, and we are sure you will start seeing them everywhere and with good reason. 

We have compiled those reasons today to show you why the much loved Suzuki Swift is very popular amongst first car owners. 


Once you have clocked up your 120 hours, you are likely a much more confident and capable driver then you were 120 hours ago, but still not as good as you will be in 120 hours from now. In saying that, safety should be a top priority when buying your first car, so *touch wood* you don't have to learn the hard way.

The Suzuki Swift has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, so rest assured safety is a top priority. The ANCAP tests conducted in 2011 and 2017 are also both 5 stars, furthering your peace of mind. Even if you opt for a used Swift, it will still be safe. 

Standard safety features include an Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist System, Vehicle Stability Control and Automatic Hill Hold Control. 


As one of the most affordable cars on the market, we understand there is a high chance you don't have six figures in your bank account. Thankfully, whatever your budget may be, there is a Swift for you. 

Compared to similar models, the Swift offers fantastic value for money. It comes with more equipment and technology as standard, such as Bluetooth, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation. 

As for fuel consumption, the Swift sits at 4.6-4.8 L/100kms from its 1.2-litre engine, meaning it is light at the pump and also light on emissions at 106-110g/km. This might mean nothing to you, but trust us when we say it makes running your car both affordable and environmentally friendly.


With its small dimensions, responsive acceleration, enhanced cornering capability and greater control, the Suzuki Swift has been designed for impressive performance and can get you around town with complete ease and safely.

The Swift is renowned for being a cheerful, fun drive. Unlike a larger car that you need to use your shoulder muscles to turn the wheel, the steering is as light as can be, yet still with a fixed suspension firm enough to make you feel in control. 

Parking, every new driver's nightmare, is also made even easier with the reverse camera as a standard on all of the latest models. 


Whilst looks aren't everything, they're certainly still welcome. Luckily, whether you get a 2010, 2016 or 2020, we've got you covered. 

The Suzuki Swift has forever made a "look at how incredibly good looking my car is" statement.

Besides a few refinement details, the Swift has always kept its head-turning iconic boxy hatchback exterior. Moreover, with its sleek and simple interior, you really can't go wrong.

You truly are getting a unique sporty look others would pay 3x as much for. 


Parking especially (even parallel!) is a piece of cake due to the Swift’s small and manoeuvrable design. Although it looks small on the outside, it packs a punch and still offers a very comfortable and pleasant experience with ample legroom. 

Because of its unique hatchback shape, there is plenty of head, knee, and legroom.


You can read our blog to know everything you need to know when it comes to making the most out of your test drive, as it is crucial to buying any car. From doing your homework to driving it as you bought it, test drives are incredibly necessary (and fun!).

As the Swift ticks all out first car boxes, we can't wait to see you soon at Mantello Suzuki Roxburgh Park and help you find the first car of your dreams.