Originally Posted by Reppu
It seems to me that Suzukis, while being undisputedly ugly and cheap, take too much punishment on this site. It's extremely hard to offer more for less, in terms of value they are top notch.
I kind of agree, although I'd exclude the Swift from "ugly and cheap". The Swift is IMO a great package, the weight is phenomenal, and it's good to drive. I also like the Ignis, especially for it's quirky styling (remeber, I always like small cars that look fun) and it's simple, hoenst, down to earth character.
To me, the "problem cars" are the Baleno (why would I choose it over the Swift?) and the dull Sx4, that is nearly the same size and segment as the Vitara, that could look fun if the general deign language in detail was executed better; In my eyes, a major problem of the Vitara is that it is expensive for what it offers as soon as you start with any options, and that most markets in Europe get mostly a NA 1.6 petrol engine, unlike the older and cheaper SX4 which gets the more modern booster Jet turbo (which is in the Swift as well). I never really understood why they didn't make the Vitara a proper Tiguan/kuga etc. sized CUV....