The 1998 Suzuki Esteem is Jimmy's main car in Better Call Saul.


Better Call Saul

The car is rather in poor condition, both aesthetically and mechanically. While the rest of the car is yellow, the right rear door has been replaced by a red one.

During a conversation with Kim about his willingness to work with Davis & Main, Jimmy will have a humor about not having a bi-color car. ("Bali Ha'i")

He temporarily replaces it with a 2003 Mercedes-Benz C 240 when he works for Davis & Main. ("Cobbler" – "Inflatable")

When he eventually gets fired from Davis & Main, Jimmy is forced to abandon the Mercedes and retrieves his bi-color wreck, which no one seems to have wanted to buy. ("Inflatable")

After another round of community service, Jimmy races to meet Joey Dixon's crew, only for the Suzuki to not start. Jimmy and the crew are forced to take a bus to their next job. ("Expenses")

Breaking Bad

The Suzuki Esteem is not seen in Breaking Bad. Jimmy, as Saul Goodman, drives a Cadillac DeVille. Jimmy has most likely sold or scrapped his Suzuki Esteem.


  • As confirmed by Peter Gould on Twitter[1], hotter colors are associated with crime in Better Call Saul, more particularly the red color. The unorthodox painting work of the car could suggest Jimmy's inner turmoil, the note of red brought by the door symbolizing his sometimes unscrupulous methods and his attraction to crime.

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