Bought this because i liked the shine on the car hich was a major mistake. I cannot fill the gas as it keeps kicking the gas nozzle out. I have to do it very slowly and takes about 30 minutes to fill up. Thats right no exxagaration - 30 minutes! Engine is low. Pick up is less! Battery dies on me. Interior is giving up at the seams.
I purchased my vehicle from Dennis Dillon about 2 years ago. I have had nothing but problems with it and the dealership has been horrible as far as fixing the ongoing problems. The car itself is ok I guess, but the dealership sucks!! Just a friendly warning before buying a car from the lemon lot!
It is a spunky car that is very under rated by the critics. If you're on a bugdet then this is a good car for you. Because i am a college student and have to drive about 25 miles one way to school five days a week. I can fill it up once a week and it will last me. which is good because i a low on bucks. plus i am the only person that i see with this car so know one will want to steal it. I just wish i had some options on it.
This car has been great! Has cost next to nothing to maintain over the last three years. I purchased new and was rather skeptical at first but, warmed up to the Esteem in short order. In the last three years all I have done is change the oil every 3000 to 8000 miles and put gas in it. Car has performed like a trooper since day one. My only complaint is that I don't have a five speed in it. The automatic is not quite as spirited. It can also be somewhat uncomfortable on long trips unless you stretch every 400 miles or so. Highway gas mileage is damn near 40mpg at an average cruising speed of 70mph! I recommend this car
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.