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    2002 Toyota Celica - GT (M5)

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Power

    Advice: If you want something sporty that handles the road nice; then the Toyota Celica is for you! All your friends will envy you!

    I own a 2001 Celica and it is my first car! I love the handling and sporty looks of the car! It holds the road very nicely and the braking and acceleration are very precise. I know that in the future when I am looking to buying a newer car, I will definitly consider buying another Toyota Celica!

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    2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Coupe

    Pros: Keyless entry, sunroof, the look (inside and out)

    Cons: A little more power

    Advice: Buy one, you won't regret it!

    I absolutly LOVE my new Civic. It runs great,it's the best small car I ever drivin. I think it's comfortable, reliable, and BEAUTIFUL. I have a two door in silver. I've owned it for about 3 weeks and I still can't get enough of it. The sunroof is great! I thought the lack of a large center consol would be a hassle, but there are plenty of other storage places. The gas milage is wonderful. I don't regret my purchase at all!

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    2002 Pontiac Montana - w/1SA FWD Extended Passenger

    Pros: VERSATILITY ... VERY CONVIENIENT... ELECTRIC SIDE DOOR

    Cons: Hard to say ... maybe the armrest could have more cushion.

    Advice: I would highly recommend the MONTANA

    I've owned a Pontiac Montana for 3 years .. it had to be repaired one time for a minor repair .. a small foreign made motor on the rear window had to be replaced ... it was repaired when I took it in for a routine oil change in less than a hour.... that's it. It's as reliable and comfortable as any Minivan on the road .. I would highly recommend the MONTANA ... I owned a Voyager for 9 years ... which was a good van also .. but the Montana is a step above ... it does most things better .. it rides quieter ... smoother and the Electric side door is fantastic ... it saves a lot of grief when loading and unloading .. especially in bad weather ... this van gets a 'work out' and takes it all in stride .. the gas miliage is better also .. the 185HP engine has 'guts' and is well suited. 4x8 sheets of material fit easily... you can close all doors and not even have to take seats out ... just fold the back seats down and the material rests on top of the back of the seat.... I just bought a Rendezvous that has the same drivetrain as our MONTANA ... I think it is the best going ... I've heard nothing but good about it... from mechanics ..and owners.

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    2002 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)

    Pros: Great price with a lot of options. Solid. Quality.

    Cons: The acceleration could be better.

    Advice: If you're not looking for real sporty looks, but an affordable, quality car loaded with options, this car is great!

    Very smooth and quiet ride. Affordable with a lot of options. The S model comes with a spoiler and sporty steering wheel. The fog lights also give this car more character. Great gas mileage!

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: My favorite feature about the car would have to be the motorized hardtop feature. It has the security of a hardtop with the versatilty of a convertible.

    Cons: My least favorite thing about this car is definitely the low profile wheels and run flat tires. It feels as though you are riding on steel wheels at times.

    Advice: I would recommend waiting a little while until the waiting lists die down. Prices are non-negotiable due to strong demand.

    The transmission is very smooth and responsive & Seats are very comfortable. This car is definitely an eye grabber. Vehicle has much more body flex with the top down and ride is much firmer than other Lexi. I would recomend a slightly higher profile tire (it has 40 series) that is not as vunerable to poor road surfaces.

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    2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)

    Pros: Speed

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Too much of a high Price

    Excellent Car. It was cheated out of the car of the year for 2002.

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    2002 Audi A4 - T (M5) FWD Front Trak Sedan

    Pros: Power and torque

    Cons: The fact that I didn't buy one.

    Advice: Snatch this baby up.

    I am considering this over a BMW 325i. I test drove them both and this car blew me away. I had no idea that a 4 cylinder can hit 100 coming off an on-ramp onto I-64... This car is amazing and priced around what I am looking to spend. Anyone who has one please email me. I would love to hear from you.