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Pros: Seat warmers
Cons: The brakes don't last.
Advice: Get the 3 quarter ton.I have owned 3 suburbans since 1991. 2 Chev's and 1 GMC. 2 half tons and one 3 quarter ton. Definately go with the 3 quarter ton. But expect high maintenance cost. In ten years I would say my average cost is at least $200.00 per month on new brakes. Plan to replace the brakes every 3 to 4 months. My current Chev 2500 I have 51,000 miles on it and have replaced the pads 5 times front and rear. New rotors on the front at 27,000 miles and just had all new brakes all the way around including rear drums at 45,000 miles.
Pros: The retro Hot Rod LOOK!
Cons: no cigarette lighter
Advice: talk to the owners at www.prowleronline.com Ask questionsSimply stated, you will get more smiles per mile with a Prowler. Great, fun cruising street rod. Lots of aftermarket upgrades available now, for appearance or performance. Want to know more? Go to www.prowleronline.com and ask the owners directly your questions, they will be glad to help you.
Pros: Panorama Roof.
Cons: Special order takes time!
Advice: Must get the Panorama roofI been trying so many cars but C230 is my favorate fun car to own at the moment. Powerful, quite interior and comfortable drive. Not a leather fan, but moonroof is a must in this car.
Pros: Dip down passenger side mirror - SOOOO cute!
Cons: Bottoms out a bit. Also don't like the blind spot on the passenger side - caused by passenger mirror.
Advice: Only problem I've had has been that the passenger side airbag failed - Acura gave me a rental (another TL) and I was on my way without another thought. Good service!I bought my 2002 TL in August - one of the first ones out of the chute. It has exceptional performance in all areas. Fill it with (High Octane) gas and it zooms - faster from 0-80 than most other comparably priced vehicles. Comfortable heated leather seats, seat memory and heated outside mirrors are a definite plus for the price. No other car it its class offers so many options - and remains in 'the class' for the price. You can't go any other way. I have the rear louver, visor, and bra...the car looks very sharp - I get compliments daily! I love it! You can't get more options for your buck.
Pros: the bud vase
Cons: cup holders
Advice: test drive one and you will fall in loveAn amazing experience that I enjoyed....It was very fun to learn bout all the features....A great drive so I bought one!!
Cons: It's a small car / size
Advice: Not a full time family carI just purchased my Protege5 a few days ago and the best way to describe the drive is with a question...When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could drive your HOT WHEELS ? This car will make you believe you are. If you slow down for turns you're missing the fun. This car will make you wish you lived in the hills of California. I know it's new to me but I hate when I get to where I was going. As for the stereo and the cup holders, come on you bought an economy car, enjoy what it does so well, ZOOMS!
Pros: Exterior looks, interior comfort, stereo.
Cons: a little high priced (30k), could have a little more power, small back seats.
Advice: Drive it, listen to stereo, get the choice trim levelThis is a great mid range, mid size SUV. I love almost everything about it. It looks so nice from the outside with the choice trim level wheels and the two tone is nice to. It is the perfect height and looks well balanced. The interior is really luxurious with the leather, sunroof, and the stereo system is awesome. I had a 99 integra before the explorer sport and I was worried I would have trouble driving a bigger vehicle but it is no problem. I was surprised at the great turing radius and it has enough power to do whatever you want with it. The only bad things about it are I think the back seats are kind of small and it could have some more power, I have to raally stomp on the gas to go anywhere quickly like the freeway onramp. This is the perfect car for someone who wants something bigger than a car but smaller than a full size SUV