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1996 Suzuki Esteem Sedan

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Suzuki Esteem Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 98 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 26/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Suzuki Esteem

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  • What's New for 1996

    New for 1996 are daytime running lights, standard air conditioning and body-color bumpers on the GL.

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Customer Reviews

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Very reliable little car

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Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr Sedan

I purchased this Esteem in 2001 for $5000 with 40,000 miles on it. I expected it to be a throw away car that would be discarded after 100,000 miles if I was lucky. 9 years later it now has 200,000 miles on it and is still going strong. I can't believe how well this little car runs. It always starts even at 30 degrees below zero. I have never had to change a sensor or had any major maintenance required other than CV boots at about 60,000 and a bearing in the transmission went out at around 100,000 miles. I consistantly get 40 mpg, mostly highway. I installed a cruise control to complete the package. The GLX comes with power door locks ,windows and mirrors definately a plus' for this car.




Overlooked

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Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

I bought this car new in 1996 to replace a six month old Dodge Neon that was a total lemon. While it is a plan little car the Esteem has lasted with out a single problem for years and years. In most areas I would say Suzuki is just as good as other Japanese auto makers. I love the styling and the fact that you do not see yourself coming down the street every other car.




A smile-worthy econobox

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Vehicle: 1996 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

A suzukie esteem was on the lot when i was looking to replace my huge van, and i didnt even bo ther looking at it becuase it was so gastly ugly. well, whadda know, i drove it, and i fell in love. the car feels fast (even though it isnt, i mean, 98 horses, what do you expect?), corners well, and gets outstanding fuel economy. if yoru worried about buying one of thses machines, just take it for a test dive, ad dont worry aboutwhats in head of you, because this is a reliable car.



Full 1996 Suzuki Esteem Review

What's New for 1996

New for 1996 are daytime running lights, standard air conditioning and body-color bumpers on the GL.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 26
  • cty
/
  • 34
  • highway
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