2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6 from North America
Reliable and extremely cheap on gas
Replaced tires at 170,000 km.
Replaced lower control arms at 180,000.
Excellent car! Wonderful on gas, and extremely reliable (that's why I bought two!). The only reason I had to let the first one go (also a 2000) was because it was written off in an accident. I had that one for 2 years, and only changed the oil. The second one, I replaced the tires and the lower control arms. No other issues. Oil changed regularly, this car has given me some great years, but alas, another accident has meant that I will have to let this car rest.
Great handling in the city; okay handling at 110+ kmh. Fun to drive, really has a lot of zip. Love driving this car. If Suzuki still made it, I would buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2012