May 4, 2011
My mother bought this car for her mile long daily commute six years ago, in 2005. Last year, I earned my driving permit and effectively learned to drive in this car. The Esteem is very forgiving, and the small engine doesn't get out of shape. I do wish the brakes were a little stronger, unless that is our particular car.
The Esteem was a great value for our money, we paid less than $3000 for it.
If you are considering a used Esteem, I definitely recommend it! They are econoboxes, but reliable ones, and very easy to drive.