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2000 Suzuki Esteem

Suzuki Esteem Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 95 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 26/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Suzuki Esteem

  • An also-ran at the economy car track meet.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive styling, responsive steering, lots of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Low-rent plastic interior, uninspired drivetrain.

  • What's New for 2000

    All Esteems get the 1.8-liter engine, starting with the September 1999 production run. GLX and GLX+ models receive 15-inch wheels and tires as standard equipment. Two new paint colors, Bluish Black Pearl and Cassis Red Pearl, replace Mars Red and Midnight Black.

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Customer Reviews

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Good little car

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

It has been a great little car. I know I was not getting a sports car but for what it is I love it. I have taken it on a few long trip and have had no problems. I think the clutch is going out but that is the only thing that has happened. I have driven it like a teenage. I have not been the nicest to it but it still runs great.




Bare basic car..

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

I just bought this car a month ago with 31 k miles on it. Now it has 33k. The car was in a good condition when used. There are very few good things about this car .. it is usually average or below average. The car is very simple in design and so it is easy to work on. The build quality is bad, there are noises everywhere. A critical bolt for the engine mount snapped in the first few weeks. I think the wagon is a more practical alernative.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

The car lacks power and very noisy when you step on the gas. Can barely hear the stereo sound working. After 1 month I bought it, windshield suddenly cracked without apparent reason. Susceptible to crosswinds.




Hats of to suzuki!

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

I had my car for a little under a month now and I still like it. The only problem that I have had with it was a flat tire at the dealership, that has nothing to do with the cars reliability, tires go flat on every vehicle out there. It is a good first time car, my first car, (when I was in 10 grade) was a 1991 GMC Jimmy 4x4 4dr. I DO NOT recomend this truck, it was sopposed to have 4x4, ABS, and electric windows, guess what, the 4x4 never locked in, the ABS didn't work (I had some close calls that would have not be close if i had ABS), and the windows would slowly go down, and not go up.




In high esteem

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan

My car has the 1.8L engine and 14" wheels. Built in Japan. Clutch/shifter is ultra smooth and easy, smooth ride, comfortable, and relatively quiet (compared to even Mazda Protege and Honda Civic). Excellent sight lines, supportive seat (I'm tall). Leg room about the same as other small cars. Fun to drive. Precise steering, mild body lean. Nice stereo sound. No mechanical problems.



Full 2000 Suzuki Esteem Review

What's New for 2000

All Esteems get the 1.8-liter engine, starting with the September 1999 production run. GLX and GLX+ models receive 15-inch wheels and tires as standard equipment. Two new paint colors, Bluish Black Pearl and Cassis Red Pearl, replace Mars Red and Midnight Black.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 26
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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