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1999 Suzuki Esteem

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Bigger engine, better trans for 2001
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By MANUEL
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1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan


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All in all a good light fun to drive vehicle. Excellent mpg. Had 3 manual transmision repairs. I also met some owners with the same problem. Suzuki did address this with the 1.8 engine which I later swapped, could really feel the extra 27 horses in a 2200 pound car.


Best Features

Fuel economy, light weight, decent looks


Worst Features

Transmision


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Very reliable.
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By Steve
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1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Wagon


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This car never breaks down. Very reliable. Very low maintenance car. Can run 200k with some work.


Best Features

Light. Drives like a sport car.


Worst Features

More options.


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I still love my Suzi
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By Nikyma
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1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car new off the lot 8 years ago. I still love it. In all this time, all that I've had to do is oil changes and replace tires, brakes and a battery. I've considered getting a newer car, but there's nothing wrong with this one. I'm at 115,000 miles and still no major repairs. In these days of high gas prices, I love that I can still fill the tank for under $40.00 and it will take me everywhere I need to go for a week. I'm keeping this car until it dies. I have a feeling that's going to be a long time.


Best Features

Gas mileage. Reliability.


Worst Features

It's got everything I need. There could be extras. But for the price I paid, I'm very happy with it just the way it is.


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Hate It
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By cody
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1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 4dr Sedan


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I hate this car. I have had so many things go wrong with it. The front subframe rusted out. The CV's went out. This all happened within a four month time span. My '88 Honda is in a lot better shape and it's eleven years older then it.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

A lot.


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Inexpensive Contemporary Wagon
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By DKour
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1999 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr Wagon


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I am ompletely impressed with this vehicle. I purchased it used for very little money from an owner that took good mechanical care of it. Cosmetically it could have been better but all his records were there. I have never had a major issue with it, just routine maintenance. Take care of your car and it will take care of you. The ride is a little crude, but when it comes to large bumps the suspension soakes it up with surprise. Its handling is sporty. Compared to other wagons that I tested, this thing is fun. Its cargo capacity is great. Its seats fold totally flat, I carried a week's woth of camping gear and was still able to cover the rear contents with the cargo shade. I'll have to continue to carry my 8 foot kayak inside the car untill I get the roofrack adapters that I need.


Best Features

How it gets 30+ mpg, station wagon capacity with sports car handling, roofrack, cargo room, and power door locks and windows.


Worst Features

Add a cassette player?


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