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1996 Suzuki Esteem Sedan

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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.


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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.

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I have an 02 esteem wagon and it is the mass air flow sensor located on the throttle body (back left). You can find "reconditioned" sensors from $200-over a thousand....

I must say Suzuki needs to address its US dealer arm. If they plan to increase sales here they must look at the long term and gain repeat buyers. We have an old 1996 Esteem we bought new. It has over ...

they can build good cars. I still own my 1996 esteem which has over 250k on the odometer. Problems have been few, mostly brakes, as the rotors are very small and should have been upgraded for the US...

Gas Mileage


  • 26
  • cty
  • 34
  • highway
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