Suzuki Esteem Door Handles?
August 24, 2005 10:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a reputable online auto parts store.

Within a week of each other, both of the front door handles on my 2002 Suzuki Esteem broke off inside (passenger and driver side). I pulled off the inside of the door to survey the damage and I'll need replacements. Has anyone here dealt with an online auto parts store/site that they could recommend? The only place I found that actually has the part, seems a little dicey. Thanks in advance.
posted by KevinSkomsvold to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total)
Best answer: According to Kevin Kelly over at Cool Tools, is a good place to start.
posted by euphorb at 11:17 PM on August 24, 2005

Suzukis (most cars that I'm aware of, actually) come with a 3 year, 36000 mile bumper to bumper, which would cover the door handles. Are you out of time?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 11:21 PM on August 24, 2005

I've gotten good stuff off of ebay before. A lot of chop-shops and such use it, so there's a lot of stuff being unloaded most of the time, but all there seems to be is an outside door handle, not an inside.

The trouble is that you'll probably have to buy the parts new, since it's only three years old. (Broken handles after three years? Well.. it is a Suzuki...) If you have the warranty, that's really your best bet.
posted by koeselitz at 12:30 AM on August 25, 2005

I've had good service from RockAuto
posted by Pressed Rat at 5:55 AM on August 25, 2005

Gagels. Without question. I don't know if the handles differ between the Base/GL/GLX versions (though, probably not), but give them a call and tell them your VIN, and the part you need. So you know, the interior handle is usually an entire assembly, consisting of the handle, any trim pieces, and a long rod to connect to the locking mechanism.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:59 AM on August 25, 2005

Also, call them, don't just use the web search.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:59 AM on August 25, 2005

Response by poster: Yeah Seize, I'm just out of warranty. They did cover a new catalytic converter so that was good. Thanks to you all, I have three new places to check online. I appreciate your help.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:34 AM on August 25, 2005

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