I think the swift is not a good option anymore.
-It's costlier than the old Swift.
-It looks more or less the same. Before people start pouncing on me, let me say that most of the members here can differentiate but the average Joe on the street cannot.
-The brakes are bad. A friend has detailed his experience on another forum.
-You may get a piece which was sabotaged by workers.
-The build quality is flimsy.
-Safety is a big question mark.
Your alternatives would be
-Fiat Punto (excellent car but not selling due to herd mentality. Good discounts now)
-Tata Indica Vista (Excellent VFM
. More spacious than the Punto but cannot match the Punto's handling)
-Hyundai i20 (One of the best alternatives. A bit pricey and a bad handler)
-Toyota Etios Liva (I would not consider this)
-Mahindra Verito (Excellent VFM
if you need a boot)
My personal choice- Punto