A girl I know saw a car she likes, a 2002 Suzuki Esteem wagon. It has
a 1.8L engine, automatic trans, 133K miles.
According to Consumer Reports they are said to get about 36 mpg
highway and 26 city, (with the automatic trans) -- which of course is a
Is there anything really exotic about these cars which would cause a
concern over her finding someone adept at working on it?
Anyone out there have much experience with these and is there any
problems which these are notorious for, that you know of?
Being a 2002 and having 133K on the clock suggests it's mostly highway
miles. I am guessing something with that small of a motor doesn't have
an overdrive trans, although the high mpg it gets makes me think it
With that amount of miles on it I might be a little leery of the trans
going out after awhile, although I think that is more likely if it's an
overdrive versus a regular automatic.