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 #39444  by KansasKid
 Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:28 pm
From the guy that does the Regular Car Reviews, he does a quick inspection of a newly imported 1987 Suzuki Alto.

A lot of guys on here talk about how Suzuki should have brought the Alto the US, and someone appears to have taken it upon themselves to do just that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiumfhAkKqI
 #39447  by KuroNekko
 Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:22 pm
The Alto is too small to realistically meet US crash specs and is really a very cheap, austere car. Think of something like the current Mitsubishi Mirage but smaller and that's what the Alto is like. The car that could have saved Suzuki in the US isn't the Alto but its bigger brother; the Swift.
 #39449  by KansasKid
 Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:04 pm
KuroNekko wrote:The car that could have saved Suzuki in the US isn't the Alto but its bigger brother; the Swift.


I realized that this morning while I was in the shower, that I totally mixed up Swift and Alto somehow. Don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that. :oops:

Thanks Kuro. :lol:
 #39466  by KuroNekko
 Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:14 pm
KansasKid wrote:
KuroNekko wrote:The car that could have saved Suzuki in the US isn't the Alto but its bigger brother; the Swift.


I realized that this morning while I was in the shower, that I totally mixed up Swift and Alto somehow. Don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that. :oops:

Thanks Kuro. :lol:


I think it's easy to mix them up given Suzuki didn't sell either of these cars in recent generations in North America. I don't think the Alto was ever offered. I often go to Japan (currently there) where I see the Alto and Swift regularly enough to clearly see the difference.
They currently look like this:

Alto:
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Swift:
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 #39516  by KansasKid
 Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:11 am
Awwww... The Swift looks like a little square Kizashi.
 #39530  by Woodie
 Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:58 am
They should have brought it here when it came out to world wide acclaim in 2005.