The Suzuki Swift is an iconic city car that has served plenty of people as a first car or city runabout.
There are many different variants of the Swift. The one we have here is powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine that has 66kW of power and 120Nm of torque. Suzuki claims the Swift GL Navigator Plus uses 4.8L/100km of petrol in combined city and highway driving.
It has a 37L fuel tank, meaning it should be able to travel 771km per full tank.
At $21,490 before on-road costs, it's a lot of car for first time buyers looking for reliability, safety and the latest technology.
Luggage space is rated at 265 litres with the 60:40-split rear seat backs upright, expanding to a useable 918L converted to a two-seater.
That the Swift offers genuine spaciousness for its petite dimensions, and has clean and simple styling inside.
Servicing is required at every 15,000kms or 12 months, whichever comes first.
Interval costs are between $239 and $429 over the first five years, its $1475 total averaging out to $295 per year through the capped-price period.
The Swift has a lot to offer for the price and makes a very strong case for a first car.