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    Fisch's '89 Suzuki Swift GTi

    Thought I'd post up my daily. It is a '89 Suzuki Swift Gti.

    Back in 1989 I remember a buddy in highschool was going to get one, and I laughed cause at the time everyone wanted the Mustang 5.0. Well once he schooled me on what this is, I was hooked. Fast forward almost 20 years and I finally have one.

    They are tough to find in the NE. I joined Teamswift.net and looked for 2 years once and finally gave up. But as luck would have it, recently I was looking for a new daily with some good gas mileage and this popped up on CL in NH, with almost zero rust, I was on it.

    The reactions from people when driving this thing are pretty funny. Most laugh at me and write it of as a geo metro. But those who do know, usually put the smile on and give the thumbs up!

















    I love how small it is, here I am stuffing it on one side of my two car garage with my 71 Datsun 521! But now that I have the 1959 Datsun, Mr. McSwifty spends most of his time outside.




    I love this little guy! It is like driving a go cart! But I also have a fondness for the older J-tin, and might consider trading it for some 70's RWD coolness. But that stuff is harder to find in the NE than an 89 GTi!

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    Hi guys! I see this got moved to the Off-Topic section? Is the swift too new to be in the other Garage section?

    Did I make a mistake of some sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisch
    Hi guys! I see this got moved to the Off-Topic section? Is the swift too new to be in the other Garage section?

    Did I make a mistake of some sort?
    yeah, this really isn't a jnc ... yet
    remind us in 4 years and we can move it back :wink:
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    Oooo... sorry Fisch. I like your car.
    Your other car is off the chart in the opposite direction!

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    I dig it. 8) Were these ever sold turbo'd? Or was that just the previous generation? (Or am I totally mixed up?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stationwagonguy
    Were these ever sold turbo'd? Or was that just the previous generation? (Or am I totally mixed up?)
    I think you might be confusing it with the Colt/Mirage of the same vintage? It came with a turbo 16V, not these. Pretty sure Fisch's car is the highest spec ever sold here. :tu:


    Turbo Mirage:


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    I know I'm not confusing it for a Colt, but I thought there was a turbo version of these. Could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stationwagonguy
    I know I'm not confusing it for a Colt, but I thought there was a turbo version of these. Could be wrong.
    I think you're right, but that was Canada-only.

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    The Sprint forum says the turbo models are the 85-88 first-gen? :?

    Which is not nearly as cool as the 89+ second-gen. 8)


    :tu:

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    I also thought, they had a turbo version of this generation. Anyways, don't go crazy and do this to yours... :wink:


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