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    2002 Buick Regal - LS

    Pros: Excellent handling.

    Cons: Engine compartment layout.

    Advice: Forget the GS. Who wants to buy premium gas?

    While this car doesn't get much respect from the Nipponophants in the magazine industry, it is none the less an excellent vehicle. I have driven all of the Japanese competitors and found them wanting. This car handles as well as an Accord, but is so quiet that you don't realize it. It out accelerates the Altima and interior quality is far superior. This car is like driving a rocket. I think I experienced time-dialation. The stereo is excellent. The ride is smooth. The car is a keeper.

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    2002 Buick Century - Custom

    Pros: Smooth engine and transmission

    Cons: plain looking interioir

    Advice: Look at the regal

    The century is an affordable car with many extras one would normally expect only in a car costing $10,000 more. The 175 Hp engine gives you plenty of power to pass at highway speeds or drive over steep mountain passes. The interior is a bit plain looking but is soft and comfortable. The ride is very smooth but has a bit of float in corners at high speed. The concert II stereo provides great sound with and easy to operate controls. The engine and transmission are smooth and responsive. This car does not have the flash of many higher priced cars but if you would like a V6 with power everything and a proven, beefy yet smooth engine all for under $20,000 then look at the Century.

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    2002 Buick Regal - LS

    Pros: smooth 200 hp engine

    Cons: cup holders

    Advice: Much more than is offered in the century or comparable imports.

    Smooth acceleration and nice tight handling in corners. The braking is strong and controlled. The exterior is sleek and looks like a much more expensive car. The interior is pretty nice and functional although the cup holders could be a bit bigger to handle larger cups. Lots of standard options and a beefy 200 hp engine make this a great vehicle for the money.

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    2002 Buick LeSabre - Custom

    Pros: SEAT COMFORT

    Cons: Quality and fit. Shifting is rough when changing speeds on hiway

    Advice: Do not expect 29 miles per guallon on the road at hiway speeds

    Car was very Comfortable to enter and exit. Seats are high and car is nice to drive, Steering is looser than I am used to so car wanders a little. Transmission is not the smoothest. Milage was at 21 on the hiway and less in town. Power was suffient but not outstanding. The interior fit was poor as cloth was coming loose because it was cut too short. Other trim did not line up good.

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    2002 Buick Park Avenue - Base

    Pros: ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

    Cons: NONE

    Advice: IF YOU CAN AFFORD THE EXTRA COST BUY THE LIMITED WITH ALL THE EXTRAS FEATURES.

    I just returned from a trip to FLORIDA and i must say it was very enjoyable ride. I averaged almost 28 miles per gal. Did not take any oil, and drove 700 miles the first day and felt fine at end of day. This is a great road care.

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    2002 Buick Rendezvous - CX AWD

    Pros: HUD

    Cons: Not enough cargo room with third seat up.

    Advice: Don't forget to ask about graduate incentive. We save $500.

    I love this SUV. I was looking for a mini-van. My husband couldn't drive a mini-van...too cool. I saw the Rendezvous and took it home for the husband to see. He fell in love! I drove form CA to CO with two dog kennels A baby and all that goes with moving.(Well everything you need for a baby!) I was surprised how comfy the drive was. Amazing how much room you have! Those driving a Lexus and Mercedes should have test driven a Rendevous.

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    2002 Buick LeSabre - Custom

    Pros: The 3800 engine .. none better

    Cons: ... can't think of anything ....

    Advice: This is a proven car with the best V6 drivetrain made.

    This was the car I was going to buy ... if I didn't buy the Rendezvous ... I test drove a few LeSabres .. very nice ride ... smooth ... quiet ... powerful... The 3800 engine I now is the closest thing you can get to a V8 ... I have two other 3800 engines in my driveway ...one is 11 years old and the other is 10 years old and the engines are original and running better than most new engines .. it is very smoothe quiet and powerfull ...and durable. The ride of the LeSabre is superior to the Rendezvous but I like sitting up high and the room of the Rendezvous ... .. I would recommend the LeSabre to anyone who wants a proven car that will last ... and not rust out like most foreign cars and is safe... ........ also ..... you will put a lot more Americans to work.