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Road Test - Suzuki APV 1.6 (A)
10 Sep 2010  |  Suzuki Reviews
Being one of the most affordable MPVs on the market is no easy feat. But is the APV sacrificing too much to be affordable?
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   Consumer Reviews of Suzuki APV
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OVERALL RATING
 
4 Reviewers
3 out of 5
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Comfort
3.5/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
3/5 Features
2.5/5
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Exterior Styling
3/5 Interior Design
3.5/5
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Value for money
3.5/5 Engine Performance
2.5/5
4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Dadada
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 06-Apr-2013
Fun car!  Posted on 06 Apr 2013
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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The APV is the most fun car that I've owned! There are 8 people in my family so we fit perfectly into the APV. We've gone on many family excursions to farms and all sorts of places over the years, and having everyone in just one car was more noisy and fun! Going out with my friends was the same, much easier and enjoyable in one car. I've also managed to load up 3 bicycles (2 medium sized ones + a foldable bike) and go to different parks with my kids.

Performance wise, it's a little bumpy and looses power when we're going up a slope but it's alright with me since it's been such a useful car. Would love to have an Alphard or a Vellfire but the prices and road tax for those are sky high. The APV is in the 1.6 category. Good economical car without the frills. Note: car is 1.85m tall so like the other MPVs, I could not enter a few older buildings like: Centre point, Mt Elizabeth hospital, the building along Beach rd that houses little Thailand. HDB multistorey car parks with a 1.9m limit were fine.

What I like
Great space and head room for all, even in the last row for claustrophobic people!! Love the height!

What I do not like
Built like a van, feels rather bumpy. Slow acceleration, loss of power when going uphill. Back hatch a little heavy to pull down to close.

Hydra
Premium User Hydra
Neutral Newbie
2 reviews
1 points
5 forum posts Joined on 26-Dec-2011
My Dad Own This Car and It Have Some Problems  Posted on 02 Jan 2012
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 2/5 Features 2/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 1/5
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The Time My Dad Bought The APV In 2009 He Only Paid $48,000 But Now It Cost More Than $85,000, As The COE Has Chaged Over The Years

What I like
The APV Has Sport Rims, Spoiler And It's Rear Wheel Drive!!

What I do not like
High Body, 94 HP, NO ABS, NO Traction Control, Fuel consumption 11.4 km\L

Easyas123
Neutral Newbie
5 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 05-Jan-2010
APV leh, All Purpose Vehicle indeed.  Posted on 14 Jan 2010
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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i recently sat in a maroon red suzuki APV for a ride from my friend. I was sitting at the side passenger seat beside the driver. The APV feels tall and has a 4x4 vehicle ride height. The APV also has 8 seats to sit many people. It has many aircons, including rear air cons to ventilate and cool the car fast. It has a quite punchy engine which will be loud and growl after 4k rpm.
it is really reasonably price which is quite value for money.
My friend added chrome to the mirrors and front, added LED lights to the front and back, a few huge speakers. He also wanted to get a SUZUKI TURBOCHARGER, to increase pickup power. total mods he said will cost about 200 to 300bucks without the turbocharger- few hundred to few thousand.
Suzuki can fit alot of cargo even with the 3rd row seats down only and still sit 5 people in 2nd and 1st row comfortably. Very good car.

What I like
reasonably priced
rear wheel drive
suzuki reliability
8 seats
really a fun reliable minivan which is a head turner when modded.
seats 8 people in comfort.
more space than any car in this price of 60k only, even the newly launched proton exora which sits 7 is a couple of thousand bucks more.

What I do not like
tall body
body roll
abit plastic interior
abit slow acceleration

Linchong
1st Gear
1 reviews
51 points
51 forum posts Joined on 16-Oct-2007
Budget Vehicle for Large Families  Posted on 26 Jun 2008
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 2/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 2/5
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The APV is the most accessible people mover in the market today. If taken for what it is, a basic utility vehicle for moving up to 8 people around, this mini van will not let you down.

Although the APV is rather basic in the features department, the build quality is higher than expected.

The ease of entry to the third row is unrivaled at this price range. Although the APV looks rather narrow, comfort levels when fully loaded are not compromised.

It obviously does not have sedan like handling, but will be able to corner without slowing down to a crawl. Its turning radius is even better than most sedans.

The blemish to this vehicle is its fuel consumption. At 9.2km/l, its running costs becomes significantly higher than the competition. With fuel prices at record highs, perhaps a CNG version will make this vehicle more appealing.

Overall, the APV is an excellent choice for a budget vehicle for large families. It is best confined to weekend jaunts, due to its poor fuel consumption.

What I like
- Price
- High driving position
- Spacious 3rd row

What I do not like
- High fuel consumption
- Slow acceleration

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Suzuki APV
3 stars - based on 4 reviews