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Old 08-06-2019, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While the Suzuki folks are fixing my Ignis I have been given a Swift SZ5 to use.
At first I rather liked it enough to think maybe I should upgrade until 20 mins had passed after which time I was not so impressed.

From the get go I did not like the rock hard steering wheel but legroom was good. I discovered the paddles halfway home (it takes over an hour to get home) which on my Xbox I love to use but the novelty soon wore off on the Swift.

I was able to have the window fully down even at 70 and it did not blow my wig off unlike the Ignis which almost takes my head off at speeds over 25mph.

The worst part though was road noise from the tyres. It is almost as bad as the Celerio was with certain surfaces almost enough to give a person a headache. Just on that alone the Swift is a no no for me.

Also I felt like I was sitting on the tarmac..............all way too low for me. So when I come to get out my knees take a beating while I try to get upright.

Talking of sitting, the seats felt too hard; reminiscent of the Celerio seats so that after an hour I want to get out and stop the numb bum feeling. The passenger does not like the seat sides, great for stopping her from slithering about on hard cornering but otherwise a pain.

I did appreciate the performance; overtaking the dawdlers was better although I am not too sure that it is that much better than the Ignis but hey, it all helps.

It all adds up to this being a young man boy racer inclined vehicle and after an hour I had determined I would keep the Ignis thank you!
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I was able to have the window fully down even at 70 and it did not blow my wig off unlike the Ignis which almost takes my head off at speeds over 25mph.
The trick is to own a 4 door hatch and open the back window, or simply open the passenger side windows - I know, because I did country commutes in Hell (QLD Aus in Summer with no AC).


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It all adds up to this being a young man boy racer
I don't know what bubble you are in, but the Swift is a know "girl's car"!
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The trick is to own a 4 door hatch and open the back window, ]

I did that in my Celerio and almost lost my eardrums.
I tried it in the Ignis and with the rear windows open about 5% it works a bit.




I don't know what bubble you are in, but the Swift is a know "girl's car"!
Yes I felt that as I drove it but hey, it still goes like boy racer kit..
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Yep, eardrums in Ignis - I forgot to mention experimenting with partially winding up driver window with backs open helps when you find the ideal open'ness amount! It's trial and error. Even putting my arm up, next to B pillar stops a lot of noise.
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Yep, eardrums in Ignis - I forgot to mention experimenting with partially winding up driver window with backs open helps when you find the ideal open'ness amount! It's trial and error. Even putting my arm up, next to B pillar stops a lot of noise.
It is time for some wind deflectors but finding them in clear is taking a long time.
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Yep, eardrums in Ignis - I forgot to mention experimenting with partially winding up driver window with backs open helps when you find the ideal open'ness amount! It's trial and error. Even putting my arm up, next to B pillar stops a lot of noise.
its called Helmholtz Resonance and it can actually shatter windows in the car if you hit that "sweet spot"
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its called Helmholtz Resonance and it can actually shatter windows in the car if you hit that "sweet spot"
So the Wind violently directed into my ear hole beside the open window is not called Buffeting?
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So the Wind violently directed into my ear hole beside the open window is not called Buffeting?
nope, its technical description is Helmholtz Resonance and is the sound and vibration made when air flows over an opening into a cavity, like blowing across an open bottle neck.

"Buffeting" (noun) is the action of striking someone or something repeatedly and violently.
Buffet (verb) is to strike repeatedly and violently

its a great day when you learn something new.

so your ear my be being buffeted but the cause is from the resonance striking you
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I think in the case of an open window - Helmholtz could be the reason with the turbulence being the main factor, as my ear hole will be in the flow of wind directed in and out and my Eardrum certainly does not like it!
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To add my 5 pence worth - the sound I get is like you hear when someone is whacking you on the head near the ear with a long toilet roll centre like you get when you have used all of your Xmas wrapping paper.
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