As I took a walk around this week's stylish test car, a white Suzuki Esteem GLX sedan, I noticed its clean lines and smoothly rounded body and thought, ''This is a Suzuki?''
Then I got inside, discovered a loose door panel, a squeak in the steering wheel and a cranky engine, and thought, ''Yep, this is a Suzuki.''
It could just be that I am jinxed when it comes to Suzukis - once I tested a Sidekick whose fuel filler door refused to open.
But it also could be that Suzuki has a way to go to improve its quality.
Our test car, with 3,600 miles on the odometer, went back to the dealer for a few repairs. Then I tested it.
The 1995 Esteem GLX is far and away the nicest-looking automobile Suzuki has... Read More