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2002 Suzuki Esteem Sedan

 
 

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Suzuki Esteem Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 122 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Suzuki Esteem

  • An aging economy sedan that offers little in terms of value or amenities.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong 1.8-liter engine, attractive -- if not distinctive -- exterior design, sedan and wagon body styles.

  • Cons

    Engine gets noisy at high revs, so-so suspension, ABS not available on sedan, doesn't offer the most appealing value package in this segment.

  • What's New for 2002

    Not much changes for the 2002 Esteem. The seat upholstery is new, and sedans now have an inside trunk release handle. Suzuki has changed…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Reliability and economy

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car with 85000 miles and am now up to 117000 miles with NO problems. I averaged 41 MPG on a trip across the country and have not had to spend money on repairs. I change the oil, filters and belts when needed. Great car. Radio and speakers are cheap and problematic, but overall car is very dependable and economic.




Outrageous parts and repair

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Great gas mileage. Bought car new, but then the interior lights start burning out at 1 year. Interior starts fading, poor material. Air flow modulator went out costing 1000 dollars for just the part. Has 2 catalytic converters, but don't know which one to replace. Can't get it inspected because computer can't tell what is wrong with it. Will not buy another Suzuki after this disaster.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I miss it already

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Until 3/18/04 I really loved my little Suzuki. I did have to replace the tires and a bumper, which were a little pricey (but this not a ford Focus, so don't expect to be readily able to get parts for cheap). But I love it more now because that car saved my life. I took my eyes off the road for 1 second and ended up rolling the car over four times. Where I was in the driver's seat held up wonderfully. The passenger side, not so hot, but for the impact it took (hitting a culvert in a driveway at 45 mph) it did well. I was able to walk out of the car. The car is totalled, but I owe that I am writing this today to that car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 2002 Suzuki Esteem Review

What's New for 2002

Not much changes for the 2002 Esteem. The seat upholstery is new, and sedans now have an inside trunk release handle. Suzuki has changed with the trim levels, and last year's GLX+ and GLX Sport sedan trims are no longer available. Suzuki now offers a 24-hour roadside assistance program.

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