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2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 - SLE 4x2
Pros: Leather Seat Heaters
Cons: No on board trip computer.
Advice: Get one!!!!I just bot the 3/4 Ton with the 8100 motor. Much moore power to pull my 9800 lb trailer, than in my two previous 3/4 454's. I bot all options but the sun roof. The best of my 3 subs.
2002 Kia Sedona - EX
Cons: The interior lights need to stay on longer until you insert the key in the ignition.
Advice: Buy it you would definitely get your money worth and then some.This is the best vehicle I've ever owned. It drives smoothly and quietly. There is a lot of storage space. I love my sunroof, cd/cassette player and most of all the sound. This vehicle has a sound system that you would never imagine coming from a minivan. The price was great compared to others I had seen. I thank the Kia Company for this vehicle a job well done.
2002 Dodge Durango - SLT Plus 4x4
Pros: The comfortable heated leather seats.
Cons: Can't think of anything!
Advice: Get one!Didn't even realize I was driving a SUV!
2002 Nissan Maxima - GLE (A4)
Advice: check this out, you will be surprisedThe Nissan Maxima is definitely a great vehicle. For drivers looking for the comfort, conveinance and performance of a high end vehicle without the high end price this is the best. I purchased a 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE about a year ago. I have never been happier with any car than I have with this one. The Maxima looks very stylish, the vehicle rides very smoothly, performance is outstanding. The controls are easily accessable and front and rear seat comfort is impressive. The rear seat heaters can only be utilized when the front ones are on. Trunk space is generous and steering wheel mounted radio/cruise control buttons are convenient. I also installed aftermarket Stillen air intake which boosted the performance and sound. When purchasing this vehicle, make sure to see the dealer invoice, so you have a price to work off. When considering a mid size sedan, definitely check this one out!
2002 Land Rover Discovery - SE
Pros: style, capabilities, handling
Cons: small rear seat and side view mirrors
Advice: This is a great, versatile vehicle for a fair priceThe Land Rover Discovery II is a great vehicle. The price is relatively good for what this vehicle has to offer. With the Discovery's impeccable reputation for off road capability, the vehicle has a surprisingly smooth and luxurious ride. The controls are located in different places compared to most vehicles, but take little time to become accustomed to. The vehicles corners better than most others of the same size. Acceleration is impressive from a rather docile 4.0L engine with a mere 188 bhp. The CD changer is a little akward to access, especially from the driver seat. The side view mirrors are rather small and the vehicle lacks automatic lights. The rear seats are difficult to access, especially for tall individuals. Other than that, the vehicle is well equipped and comfortable. I just purchased my 2002 Blenheim Silver Disco II SE. I opted for the lightstone leather, finding it easier on the eyes. Included at cost were additional wood trim, wheel locks, running boards and front and rear brush guards. The selection is limited, since LR only produces around 70k Discos per year. And with the introduction of the Freelander most Discos were shipped early this year. As far as service, there is a no haggle policy involved, which simply means customers will not spend the entire day at LR debating price. The service department is very helpful and friendly. My experiences at LR have been very pleasant and a big change from the service I was accustomed to at Ford. The warranty is 4 yr/50k miles. Oil changes are free for the life of the vehicle in addition to a free loaner for customers 21+ yrs of age. LR also tries to wash and vacuum your vehicle per service. So far, I am very satisfied with my owner experience.
2002 Saturn L-Series - L300 (A4) Sedan
Pros: The ride and performence
Cons: I wish it had all wheel drive
Advice: Before you buy go test drive a Saturn L-300, I did and I am glad I did.If you are considering any other cars in this class, before you buy go to a Saturn dealer. I did and bought that day I was so impressed. The service and the entire process was so easy. I will buy another Saturn definately.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: the 4 full opening doors
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: want a really nice powerful truck?(go for it) like gas milage(keep looking)The drive is much better than the previous models and the turning radius and the stiffness of the frame have been improved alot.