Maruti swift as we all know is the market leader in its segment. People fall in love with it by its looks, its muscular power and its performance. However, there are some setbacks in this car too. These problems discussed below are compiled together from experiences of many Swift owners.
1.) The first problem that needs to be mentioned is the rattling problem that people buying Swift are worried about the most. I admit that there is a rattling noise in Swift and it’s not from a single place but from various interior parts of its body. The most profound noise comes from the front left door when the vehicle is on a move and can be clearly heard even when there is a music being played in the car. The electric windows (power windows) are said to be the cause for this noise and Maruti did replace some power windows. Another rattling sound comes from the driver side B pillar (the seat belt pillar) and a rattling sound emanates from inside the dashboard for some odd reasons. The plastics inside the car aren’t that of a quality which makes the noise even louder. And to be fair, rattling is not something that is exclusive to the Swift. With any car that does some mileage, some parts become lose and its natural for it to produce sound.
2.) Because of the rally look of the car, the suspensions are a bit too stiff (heavy) that makes an itchy noise when the car goes through potholes slowly.
3.) The common gear shift problem observed in all Maruti cars these days exists in this one too. People find it difficult to change the gears from 1st to 2nd and the reverse gear almost seems to go into the wrong groove every first time when applied. You have to undo the reverse gear and re-do it several times to get that shaft engaged properly, else it makes a loud cranky noise. But Swift owners say that this problem eases off as your car gets to tick some mileage (5000 kms or so).
4.) The shape of the car is bit odd on the sides and if you observe it by using your rear view mirrors (RVM’s) you find that the sides are not straight. The result, parking becomes a bit tricky especially if you use RVM’s exclusively. The rear Windscreen being very small adds to your difficulty even more.
5.) The paint finish of the car is too smooth and it is not something to be cheered for. A small hairline scratch also seems as if seen through a magnifier.
6.) Most owners agree (and it clearly shows in numbers) that the back seat is cramped compared to its Hyundai rival i20.
7.) Another issue is the A pillar obstructing the view of the driver during the right side turns. Although this issue prevails in every other car, due to a very broad looking A pillar in Swift it seems more profound. And if you have a
complete black film (these are no more allowed; yay) to your windows, you can rest assure that you’re D day is on its way 😀
Having said all these, the bottom line is that, all swift owners feel very proud about their selection and unanimously agree that there is no better option in this category.
So you know which one to choose I guess.