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2000 Suzuki Esteem

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 26/Hwy 33/Comb 29 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2000 Suzuki Esteem Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 81 Ratings for the 1995 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Best car ever

By on Sunday, May 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 243,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable, great gas mileage"

Cons: "plasticky interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love, love, love my car - bought it new in 1999 and am still driving it after 16 years. Dented in two spots, windows are starting to fail, two of the handles on the doors are broken and paint is faded and chipped....but I have a hard time letting go. The gas mileage on this little manual transmission car is still almost 40m/gl, it starts up immediately in hot weather or icecold temperatures, and has never let me down. If I could buy this car again, I'd do so!"

I'd buy it again!

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If I could go back 14 years I'd buy this car all over again. It has served us very well all these years with absolutely no major problems. It has never left us stranded and I only just changed the original battery two years ago (2013) and the serpentine belt in 2014. This car has gotten us back and forth to the east coast to see family many times and took me to North Dakota and back last Winter. The mileage is still good after all these years as well. It's a little over 500 miles back to family in New York and I only fill up once. Am going to try and keep it forever."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Outstanding little wagon!

By on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 999,999

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Good on gas. Comfortable for long drives."

Cons: "Needs paint. Replacement of rear bumper."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This little wagon is wonderful, faithful,relibale, dependable. It's too bad that Suzuki will no longer be making cars as of 2014. I would trade my car in on a newer modle if they did. This car has given me no problems. I bought it in 2002 as used from a dealer. Had 50,000 miles on it. Ran great, a/c worked well (I live in a very hot county during the summer in northern CA. I travel a lot in our state and this car has never give me trouble. I have trune-ups once a year, and keep everything up to standard. Needs paint, also should have a "after marken bumper" (rear) to be replaced. The inside is not beaten up but drivers seat is faded as it sits outside in the weather. The lid to the jocky-box has been broken, but stays in place. Still have original floor mats, as I didn't want to use them, but bought others to replace them and keept the factory ones in storage. There is a worn spot where the drivers heel area and has gone through the inline carpeting. Can't complain, she runs real well."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Good Cheap Transportation

By on Friday, October 12, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good MPG,spacious trunk for the size, reliable"

Cons: "cheap accessories, boring styling"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought my 1996 Esteem 6 months ago, when my other car broke down beyond repair. Cost $650 It had been sitting for a while so for the first month i had rough idling problems,but a change of spark plugs,oil and several treatments of Lucas Oil Injector cleaner and it began to run quite smooth ( for a tiny 4 cylinder). Since then its been fine, i commute 30 miles each way 4 days a week and have had it over the Coastal Range in Oregon to the coast several times, and also camping this summer in the Cascades done great. I trust it,starts every time. Now its pretty weak really but I aint worried about speed. Still great on gas. So overall a boring yet reliable car, should last until my credit is better next year and i can get something newer, though i probably will keep this for work."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great value 2000 1.8 litter

By on Saturday, July 07, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Great value, Reliable"

Cons: "Small"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have put 130k miles on this car over the past 11-12 years. I have never had to worry about it starting or getting me where I want to go. It is not the flashiest or most comfortable car in the world but for what you are probably going to pay for it, there is no better value out there. Giving mine to my brother because selling a car with another 100k miles still left in it just seems wrong."

2 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I love this car.

By on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, reliable, excellent gas mileage"

Cons: "size"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car 3 years ago, intending to only have it a few months until I could afford another. It has been the most reliable car I've ever had and will be sad to see it go. My family has outgrown the car and we need a bigger vehicle. I'm really sad to see this car go. It's still running like a champ and have only had to do basic maintenance with it."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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