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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 996
Engine size 1.0
Engine size 1242
Philip Retter Car Sales
Engine size 1.2
Engine size 1200
The Suzuki Splash was never much of a sales success, but that's no reason to discount it when buying used, especially with the 1.2-litre engine found in post-2011 facelift models. If you find the mainstream city cars either too common or too small but don't want a Fiesta-sized supermini, the Splash might be worth a look. Here, we'll concentrate in detail on the later versions.
With the added practicality of its segment-bridging dimensions, the Splash makes for an interesting addition to the market. It's the definition of no-frills motoring; a car for those with more sense than money, but that's an endearing quality.
It all means that if you want a practical and economical city runabout but don't want something too mainstream and common, the Splash is probably worth further investigation. And that investigation will be minimised if you opt for one of the later post-2011 facelifted variants we've been looking at here, cars which will have led slightly easier lives than earlier and potentially tattier examples.
Were we in the market for such a thing, our choice would be the 1.2-litre petrol version, because it's reasonably economical and punchy enough (although you'd never call it quick), and we'd probably go for the mid-range SZ3 trim.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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