Suzuki Esteem

Consumer Reviews

The energizer bunny of small cars

By on Monday, November 3, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I purchased this car used in 1998 with 5000 miles on it and it has been a real surprise in its reliability and pep. It now has 51000 miles on it. It is not the smoothest riding car and the air conditioner is only barely adequate, but it just keeps on going. The tires last forever. The only problem I have is a tendency for the rear end to come around in a panic stop or swerve or on ice. You really have to pay attention to this. Otherwise great pickup-and-go. I thought it would be a temporary purchase but that was ten years ago!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

College Car almost 30 now

By on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

"I bought a Suzuki when I was a sophomore in college. It was new at the time and I had it for 10 years. It is an excellent small car, great on gas, I rarely had to repair it and mine is still running with no major problems. I drove it across the state of GA in June with no problems. It would be a great car for a teen or college student."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Tough little car

By on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Got a new car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, fuel economy"

Cons: "Door handles broke"

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

"This was one of the first cars I ever had. We bought it used with around 60000 miles, and it had it personally for 11 years and to 190000 miles. I drove that car everywhere and had very minimal problems. The door handles liked to break a lot, and towards the end was a pretty bumpy ride, but always reliable. If I was in the market for a super value, I'd look for another, probably the wagon the second time around."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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