1998 Suzuki Esteem Consumer Review: 206,000 miles and still gettin

1998 Suzuki Esteem - Consumer Review

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GL Wagon (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
206,000 miles and still getting 30+ per gallon
By oheggy on


1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Wagon


purchased a 1998 in 2000 with 44,000 miles on it
it now has 206,000 miles on it. never had any major repairs. Just now needing its first new clutch and struts. All other repairs brakes, cv joints were due to mileage. Handles well in all seasons.

I have been rear ended 4 times and minimal damage, never needed any body shop attention. The accidents never effected drivability. The driver handle clip
broke getting that fixed. Will drive it till it quits and at this pace expect it to go for another 200,000 miles. I have run thru only 4 sets of tires.

My car is 14 years old, I also own a Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado 4x4 that is a 1998 and only has 147,000 on it.

Best Features

The front seats fold back flat so I can sleep in the car when traveling save on motels. Back seat folds down 40 /60 split or whole seat makes for great storage space. gas mileage is great

Worst Features

maybe a bit higher clearance, have a standard size spare instead of dounut, other than that nothing else comes to mind
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