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by tryhard
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Re: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!

Hi guys Second time round Swift Sport owner, previously had an 07 which had to sell when it didn't suit the bush area we moved to, now just ordered the current model to be delivered end July some time. Been driving a Triton ute as a Brisbane city commuter, looking forward to some nippier easier park...
by tryhard
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au
Replies: 45
Views: 22206

Re: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au

Thanks for the motivation Haribol. Signed up today on a Premium Silver SSS, price was closer to $25k, but still seems like a great vehicle for what we need. Gets delivered late July or early August, seems there's not too many silver ones around.
Cheers
Carl
by tryhard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au
Replies: 45
Views: 22206

Re: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au

Dealers never cease to amaze me with the audacity of their lies... I'm so used to them now, I no longer get annoyed. Was looking for a car for work a month or so ago, some Toyota dealers were advertising run out prices for Toyota Aurion $22,888 on road for brand new demonstrators be quick etc. rang...
by tryhard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au
Replies: 45
Views: 22206

Re: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au

Wow, the SSS drives really nicely. Engine has a decent exhaust note, feels really light, seats are snug, but you wouldn't wanna be any fatter than me :) build quality etc felt really tight, no rattles, air and stereo were good. The dealer website had $23,990 on road, but of course we are now discuss...
by tryhard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au
Replies: 45
Views: 22206

Re: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au

Thanks mate, good sanity check :)
by tryhard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au
Replies: 45
Views: 22206

Re: 2012 Swift Sport now on suzuki.com.au

Hi guys I was a member here a while back with the previous model swift sport 07, but had to get rid of it when it became impractical out in the bush. I've seen the new model and have got the bug again. The missus will probably let me have one mid life crisis purchase so I have to make it a good one....
by tryhard
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: For Sale - Cars
Topic: FS: Swift Sport $16,500!!
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: FS: Swift Sport $16,500!!

That's cheap :) ... I just sold a white 07 with 16,000 km for $18,750 (the dealers offered me $15.5K) There is also a black 08 with 5,000 km for $18,500 : http://www.carsales.com.au/used-cars/private/SUZUKI/SWIFT/details.aspx?__Ntk=CarAll&__D=sport&__Dx=mode%20matchany&State=Queensland&a...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: For Sale - Cars
Topic: FS: Suzuki Swift Sport 2007 (QLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 468

FS: Suzuki Swift Sport 2007 (QLD)

Model: Suzuki Swift Sport 2007 (with ESP) Year: 2007 Kilometers: 15,800 Modifications: Tint, otherwise standard Sport specs. Additional Information: Delivered September 2007 Swift Sport (including ESP). One owner with new car warranty, in perfect condition - had all dealer services and additional o...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: 2007 Swift Sport for sale (QLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 628

2007 Swift Sport for sale (QLD)

Hi guys Am I allowed to post this here as well as the for sale section ? If not please blatt me :) I posted the vehicle details here : http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=35524 I tried to make it mid-Red Book price and competitive with the other stuff on Car Sales, but any feedb...
by tryhard
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Paint Protection Bat Poop!
Replies: 190
Views: 136554

Re: Paint Protection Bat Poop!

That was a good read :)

The car broker site info is a bit more pointed, and shorter :

http://www.carbroker.com.au/car-dealer- ... -scams.php - worth knowing these things exist and how they are used because it is most people's nature to assume everyone is there to be 'nice' :p
by tryhard
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Paint Protection Bat Poop!
Replies: 190
Views: 136554

Re: Paint Protection Bat Poop!

Gomo, I am sure you or anyone else who's posted here would hope this thread finally died, but reading your story I just thought I would post some ideas about how you might prevent things like this happening to you in future. It's good that your attitude is you have a nice girl in your life so all is...
by tryhard
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How much did you get your Swift for???
Replies: 92
Views: 15837

Back on topic, and to re-word my previous post (sigh) ... the SS is a lot of car for the money for someone who wants a new, good value, excellent handling, economical, 4 door/usable rear seats, safe car which is slightly different (*). * [ Closest competitor at similar price is Fiesta XR4 (2 door), ...
by tryhard
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How much did you get your Swift for???
Replies: 92
Views: 15837

Either way, around the $25K mark I reckon the Swift Sport is a great deal. It might have its knockers from some quarters but I defy anyone to build something from scratch that handles like it for $25K :) Ignis Sport 10k second hand. $17990 when new in 2003... In addition, 2 door, better power to we...
by tryhard
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Oil recommendations for mid-service interval Swift Sport
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Thanks everyone - my main worry was the recommended "Magnatec FMX 'semi' synthetic 10W30" was the same as they use in the standard engine and I figured they might be economising too much. I'll see if they will confirm warranty is ok with one of the suggested replacements from this thread. ...
by tryhard
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Oil recommendations for mid-service interval Swift Sport
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Oil recommendations for mid-service interval Swift Sport

Hi guys My Sport is around 7,500 km and I'm not keen on leaving it till the recommended 15,000 km service interval without an oil change. Any suggestions for best not-too-horribly overpriced oil for a high compression engine ? Local dealer uses Magnatec FMX 'semi' synthetic 10W30 which doesn't seem ...
by tryhard
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How much did you get your Swift for???
Replies: 92
Views: 15837

I suppose its a bit hard to tell what the real price is with a trade involved (although the red book value of the trade might help?) I was buying last year and the best deal I had heard of was $23,500 on road for the 07 model (with ESP, as not all had that when I was buying). I was offered $23,700 o...
by tryhard
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New 07 Model! Out..
Replies: 23
Views: 4373

Yann, I'm glad you clarified that the new update is the Series 3, not the Series 4 as another thread on here concluded! Sorry, if that was me it was a mistake. But the differences were still accurate. :oops: Yann. No, I don't think it was you! There were two or three others who were insisting the n...
by tryhard
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport review in SMH 28/9/07
Replies: 20
Views: 4691

Re: Swift Sport review in SMH 28/9/07

A very even-handed full page review of the Swift Sport was published in the Drive section of today's Sydney Morning Herald for anyone who is interested. For those who couldn't be bothered tracking down a copy of the paper, the conclusions were: The Sport is decent value for money within its class, ...
by tryhard
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Re: Pearl white

It was parked overnight on the side of the bruxner highway and I awoke to find some fuckwit had thrown a brick at my car. They had aimed for the rear window but missed and hit the right hand rear pillar and door. It knocked the paint of and nearly punctured the steel. It looked a right mess. Yann. ...
by tryhard
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: SWIFT IS GONE - Car accident EDIT: NOW WITH PICS 56K Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 9404

Well i've come accross a secondhand white sport (2006) with 5,100km for $23,500 negotiable, a yellow sport $20,500 with 4,900km 2007 (with esp), and a 2006 white sport with 15,000km with all the paint, rust and interior protection, cold air induction with feed pipe, lowered, tinted windows and it s...
by tryhard
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport - 2 weeks old, wont start...
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

Oh, just to confirm, changing the gear knob on the SS involved a 1.5 hour wait while the service depy removed the entire gear shift mechanism and replaced it with one from another vehicle. The knob definitely doesn't just pull off - handy for aggressive shifters probably ! :D Well I can state that ...
by tryhard
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport - 2 weeks old, wont start...
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

Oh, just to confirm, changing the gear knob on the SS involved a 1.5 hour wait while the service depy removed the entire gear shift mechanism and replaced it with one from another vehicle. The knob definitely doesn't just pull off - handy for aggressive shifters probably ! :D
by tryhard
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: SWIFT IS GONE - Car accident EDIT: NOW WITH PICS 56K Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 9404

What's a good price for a second hand SS with 5,000 km's ? Just wondering if you'd be better off looking new considering you'll get the ESP which must be worth something ?

Cheers
Carl
by tryhard
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

M15A wrote:Hmm nice girl :)
Some might say a reason to want a bigger back seat :lol:
by tryhard
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Re: New Swift

Carl, looks like there's no exterior diference with the new Sport (assuming that they've really sold you the Series 3!). If so, then it's only the regular Swift that gets updated bumpers and fog/tailights. The article about updated bumpers ( http://www.caradvice.com.au/3585/suziki-swift-sport-gets-...
by tryhard
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: ABS Warning Light on
Replies: 17
Views: 3832

telva wrote:...off to the vet I go... my old dog companion is not well.. :cry:
Hope things worked out ok. I prefer dogs to people ... saddest thing is we have to outlast so many dogs in our lifetime.... anyway, off topic, but best wishes for your pooch
by tryhard
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Tinted Windows
Replies: 40
Views: 7235

Just got mine tinted by Class One with darkest legal black (contact details and photos of the vehicle tinted at :
http://redlinegti.com/forum/vts.19343.260.htm)

Ecstatic with the quality of the job. :D
by tryhard
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

New Swift

In case anyone wanted to see if the current shape looks subtantially different to previous (apparently the latest model has slightly different front and rear bumper, but I haven't noticed the difference) ... here's photos of me new SS in white. I just wasn't able to find any definite pics of it in t...
by tryhard
Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Car Salesmen
Replies: 62
Views: 6659

There is always going to be some salespeople out there that will do the wrong thing but the majority do have morals and all they want to do is earn a decent living. I think real estate and car salespeople get more attention when hardsell types are involved because we're dealing with big sticker pri...
by tryhard
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Car Salesmen
Replies: 62
Views: 6659

I am very upfront and honest, ask the people that i have spoken to on this site, and i am proud of my integrity but i get sick of getting tarred with that brush. I can vouch for that - MSport showed great integrity in quoting me a very good price (unfortunately I didn't proceed as I got better quot...
by tryhard
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: cheap cold air induction
Replies: 19
Views: 5515

Is there anywhere with genuine dyno charts on the CAI mod. I keep seeing lots of questioning whether you can really pump 92 KW to near 100KW for a couple of hundred bucks. (which makes sense to me when I read a turbo on the Swift Sport only gets it to 105-100 kw ?) I think I'll stay genuine, under w...
by tryhard
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: UK Group Test - Fiat 500 v MINI Cooper v Suzuki Swift Sport
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

I would rather buy a sub-$25K car built in Japan based on value and quality control etc. they are famous for, than a "Fix It Again Tony" or a $35K car based on pommie nostalgia made in England, personally, but that's just me :) I put Ford and Mitsubishi in a similar category, no offence to...
by tryhard
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport - 2 weeks old, wont start...
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

LonePhantom wrote:If it doesn't at least he'll feel better! :lol:
Story of my life, no matter how hard I tugged it, nothing happened.

I think I'll let the service dudes do it (hope its a 18 yo chick apprentice) ;-)
by tryhard
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

LonePhantom wrote:Congratulations, and yeah Pearl White is a bi**h! :lol:
I drove to work very carefully ;-) No damage yet ... I do like the White a lot, I suppose its like the missus, if you want something that looks good you gotta put up with the downside ;-)
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport - 2 weeks old, wont start...
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

we realised neither of use knew how to remove them - so the service guys are getting me a new one. The gear knob on the standard Swift is removed by simply pulling upwards with a firm tug. I would asume the sport is the same. I'm going out the garage to give it a try. Not sure its legal in Queensla...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Car Salesmen
Replies: 62
Views: 6659

Heres a tip I may regret. In queensland your dealer can afford to sell you a sport with tint(street legal) and mats at no less than 25K with 12months rego drive away. Guaranteed. Ive done it many times though the boss was not real proud. Sigh of relief ... I did a fair bit better than that, but doi...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift Sport - 2 weeks old, wont start...
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

Wow the Swift sports sound like they are all fridays cars on the production line :wink: I haven't had a single issue with my new SS. Admittedly, I have only driven 20 km. I'll post again after a few thousand k's when the sickly romance of a new car has worn off. Till then, she's my little white pri...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Car Salesmen
Replies: 62
Views: 6659

I would love to know how much they make on the car, considering when i bought mine the car salesmen wouldnt drop the price a dollar, or throw in any extras of any kind including floor mats. I mean if the sales people in clive anthonys can knock $1000 off a rrp of a $4700 LCD my mum bought (mind you...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Right, whatever series it is, I finally picked it up today. Pearl White stock standard SS, tinting to come from Percy thanks to the great recommendations on here. Scotchguarded as soon as I got it home, thanks to my 3 year old daughter making eyes at the fabric seats. Worked out how to change the de...
by tryhard
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: BFYB 07 - Motor Mag, Swift Sport
Replies: 37
Views: 5283

Re: BFYB 07 - Motor Mag, Swift Sport

According to the manufacturers' claims the sport is actually quiker to 100 than the XR4 :D I have seen in a couple of articles now a comparison between the Swift Sport and the Fiesta XR4 where they give the SS a bad wrap for a slow 0-100 time (I think it might have even been in the BFYB article). B...
by tryhard
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Aero Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

abeu wrote:120-130 in a 110 zone isn't what I would call reckless...
that's fair :)

I must be in a bad mood from tradies in their utes continually coming at me on wrong side of the road lately ... apologies - in a better mood now :D
by tryhard
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

The fact they call things different names in QLD and Northern NSW vs. the rest of Australia doesn't make it any easier :) (like the way an "S" down South is a "Z" up here - if I got that right) - their rep. was the one who told me 'they' call the current SS model the Series 4. Do...
by tryhard
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: New Swift Technical
Topic: Engine Damage???
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Hard to get used to the Swifts fuel gauge moving so quickly. The Prado has a 180L tank, I average 1700km per tank, the gauge doesnt move for the first 400km :shock: If you had to give my missus your Prado or Swift to reverse park at Indooroopilly shopping town, you'd appreciate one of the key benef...
by tryhard
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Re: Another new one - nearly

And I didn't know you can get the scotchguard from Coles. Thanks for that! I only noticed it when I needed to get our suede style couches treated ... was $200-$300 option at the furniture shop, and I managed to soak them in it using 5 cans of spray scotchgard ($10 a can) which I found at Coles (or ...
by tryhard
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Tinted Windows
Replies: 40
Views: 7235

Fair enough :p I wonder if or when the coppers will hang out on forums to identify people they would like to target ... probably less effort than driving round the burbs. Probably like anything, if you do something to get them riled up they will try to defect everything, or depends on the copper inv...
by tryhard
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Hi mate Thanks for the series clarification. Not sure what the story is in QLD then, 'cos Mayfairs (the importers/wholesalers) told me the version with ESP introduced is knd of unofficially a series "4". Still, that was only one person's advice, I heard dealers refer to the latest model as...
by tryhard
Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Tinted Windows
Replies: 40
Views: 7235

ytfiws wrote:I don't think he owns them anymore tryhard.
Oh :oops:

Bad luck for the guy who bought 'em then ;-) :shock:
by tryhard
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Aero Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Safest way is to stay on the speed limit for the benefit of the other people on the road, and safety of people who go out there assuming they are safe, or take it to a track day where you can hit top speed legally and maybe get access to some expertise who can tell you what aerodynamics are going on ?
by tryhard
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 314408

Another new one - nearly

Hi guys Take delivery next week of a white Suzuki Swift Sport (Series 4 as they call them here in Queensland) - in other words with the ESP and a different rear seat fold, pretty much :p Thanks to all here for the advice and help in a decision. I held out to test drive the Mazda 3 Turbo Diesel (whic...
by tryhard
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Tinted Windows
Replies: 40
Views: 7235

StinkyWizzleteats wrote:I've had 28% put on my last 4 cars which is one shade darker than legal and never had an issue with the law (touch wood).

Dude

I would remove your rego plate from the photos if you're gonna admit you have an illegal tint !!

:o