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Old 15-06-2014   #1
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Blu's Suzuki Ignis Sport

So been toying with getting one for a while but today i actually bit the bullet and bought one...

2004 Suzuki Ignis Sport - Its just clocked past 44k miles so not bad mileage for a 10 year old car. For them that don't know it is a 1.5vvti engine - seems a very good engine, pulls from very low down but also very revvy. It weighs in at under a tonne. Fantastic handling little thing too, really holds on through the corners, i'm impressed! Its pretty much a japanese panda 100hp except a little lighter and a litter faster out of the box. Still feels like a small car even after driving a cinq daily although i do feel like i'm sat REALLY high up!

Not much done to it, just has a SuzukiSport grill, which are supposedly pretty rare and desirable amongst suzuki people - certainly improves the look of the car no end (AC rad has been painted black so its not as noticeable through the grill too).

And it has some aftermarket alloys, not sure on the brand i didn't check with decent tyres (Toyo T1-Rs) - but i got the oem wheels with good tyres too - might keep them as winter wheels.

Oh and square plates are not standard either.

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The mk1 CRX is the lads new car, he bought it yesterday to replace the Iggy. Only 6 of them mk1 CRX in the UK according to howmanyleft, was a very cool car indeed. nearly all fibreglass and only weighs a bit more than a cinquecento except it has almost triple the power lol.















All in all I am most pleased - it is like a fiat though and the red is a bit flat - i shall machine polish it soon and hopefully it will come up really nice.

Massive thank you to Simon a.k.a @buttflap212 for the lift and good to see you again fella

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Interesting choice and not a common car.
My guess is you will be better received at the Suzuki Owners Club though.

Nice find with low miles!
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Re: My first Jap

indeed, they are all swooning over my rare suzuki-sport grill already lol.
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Didn't Aaron have one of those for a while -- sold it to his mum, IIRC. Probably still has the super rare ARB for it!
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Re: My first Jap

it got written off, i spoke to him about them before i bought it.
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I like it but then I'm already a big fan of the suzuki 1.5 engine...even in a slightly detuned state.
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i know little about it really other than i quite like it as an engine, had a quick poke around y'day and notice its cable clutch and accelerator like my cinq - could do with a bit of tuning though, not that its a complete slouch but it feels like it could perform much better..

Really must do some reading up on it!
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i know little about it really other than i quite like it as an engine, had a quick poke around y'day and notice its cable clutch and accelerator like my cinq - could do with a bit of tuning though, not that its a complete slouch but it feels like it could perform much better..

Really must do some reading up on it!
IIRC it's the same motor as the 1.5 swift I have, but with a higher compression ratio, and suzuki bike department exhaust and induction gets about 7bhp more but should be run on 98 ron only. Can take stick all day long.
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Oh I like! The same engine as the 1.5 Swift I take it @StevenRB45
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I believe so... M15A engine iirc, 107bhp & 103ft-lb but not sure what the numbers are in the Swift, similar obviously.
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in other news, spent a whole day cleaning and machine polishing the Iggy in an attempt to make it red and not faded pink.... It looked pretty good when i picked it up but as soon as it got wet and dried again it was very pink. It went quite well but the mirrors and spoiler still need some attention.

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Today I ordered clear side side repeaters and a tin of red tiny spray to make them and the clear bits or the rear lights red (sure some people will disagree that this is a good plan but i care not, and its my car lol). Also ordered some service stuff, new air filter, oil filter, oil and coolant. Still need to order some new plugs and leads but They didn't have the ones i wanted in EuroCarParts, their online discounts are hard to argue with atm.
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Re: My first Jap

Like these a lot, been talking them up for a long time, seems they are catching on a bit more haha, very nice

Read a while back that the suzukisport grille was meant to be slightly more restrictive than the standard one?
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think that will very much depend on how fine the mesh you use it, stuff on mine is pretty wide so doubtful its much more restrictive... Its more of an aesthetics things that performance though.

That said though, nearly everything in the SuzukiSport range is proven in motorsport (rallying) but i don't recall ever seeing one of the rally cars without the stock grille.. Meh, i like it lol.
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