Suzuki Swift Sport vs. Mini Cooper
You don’t need prodigious power or mega money to have serious fun…
Posted: 09 Mar 2012
It boils down to one crucial question: in adding refinement to the warm-hatch mix, does a Mini provide a nice extra suite of talents in return for the higher price, or does it merely dilute
the magically simple focus of the Suzuki?
On the outside, the Suzuki makes itself clear. It's a normal supermini, souped up in the manner approved by generations of tear-aways. The clues are where you'd expect: bigger wheels,
a bit of skirt-and-spoilery, twin pipes. Same goes for the inside: standard Japanese supermini dashboard, but big, excellently supportive seats with red stitching. (We all secretly know, even though it's unproven by science, that red stitching in the seats is worth an extra 5mph through the apex of the roundabout onto the bypass).