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Car Ratings

Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.

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    1/22/2002 12:03:32 PM

    2002 Honda CR-V - EX (M5) 4x4

    Pros: the emergency brake.

    Cons: that the running boards are extra

    Advice: The $2000 difference is completely worth it for purchasing the EX

    I got my Honda on the strength of someone's recommendation who has the 1999 CR-V. I LOVE my car. It's totally cute, easy to handle, great interior features like storage bins and lots of floor space which is great for getting my 2 year old in and out. The gear shift (automatic) is on the dashboard and the emergency brake is hidden under the radio, and makes absolute design sense.

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    1/22/2002 12:19:41 AM

    2002 Land Rover Freelander - SE

    Pros: body integrity

    Cons: no arm rest

    Advice: get the sunroof; it's worth it

    I am totally smitten with this car. I drove the same car for almost 12 years before I purchased my ''lander.' Don't be put off by the price; this vehicle is an excellent value. The add-ons with the SE and HSE models are merely upgrades to an already generous package. I bought the SE, and I do believe that is the best value (the sunroof with the slat-shade is great) of the choices. This car is small but it drives big. One can drive an SUV with a relatively clean conscience and still get the big-ass feel of one of the Breadmobiles.

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    1/21/2002 10:27:36 PM

    2002 Kia Spectra - GS (M5) Liftback

    Pros: ease or reaching the controls

    Cons: noisy interior from the engine at expressway speeds

    Advice: you will like this car

    A good car for the money, surprisingly spacious interior, the ride is smooth. A very nice care for the money

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    1/21/2002 6:10:19 PM

    2002 Acura RSX - Base (M5)

    Pros: Manu-Matic Transmission

    Cons: The Type S only comes in Manual, so for all of us that want to drive fast but dont like stick....

    Advice: Great purchase, but dont expect alot of trunk room if you don't put the backseats down

    Being a 17 year old teenager, of course the first thing I look for in a car is speed. I mean thats what we all want right? Well lucky for me my mother owns an Acura 2.5TL and needed service. The car that they lend you during service is the 2002 Acura RSX that I had been researching for weeks. Well after my dad brought me home from an away basketball game, and I saw it sitting in the garage, I almost flipped a sh!t. I always wanted to drive one of these!! So after I wolfed down my dinner I plotted to take it. Plan sucessful. Upon backing out of the driveway I noticed the stick could be moved over to the 'M' position. Ah Ha! The infamous manu-matic. All in all the car ride was amazing. The Manu-Matic transmission did not produce one problem. The stereo system was on point. The car control was very nice, as well as braking distance and acceleration time. Trunk space was adequate for a teenager like myself, and if more room is needed the backseats fold down. Upon return, I was trying to be sneaky. It's kinda hard to be sneaky if the music is blasting and the brights are on. Oh well....

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    1/21/2002 7:18:52 AM

    2002 Chevrolet S-10 - LS 4x2 Extended Cab

    Pros: ZR2 package, locker, 3rd door, POWER, looks, stout unit, 3:73's

    Cons: the stock mats don't fit well with the floor undulation

    Advice: buy molded floor mats to save your carpet

    Surprisingly awesome ride from a 4x4. Tracks great for having 31x10.50's on it. Plenty of torque to merge onto the highway or pass just about anything. 4 wheel anti lock disc brakes will stop this thing just as fast as it gets started. Very capable off road vehicle that will get you there in style. Works just as well going out on the town.

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    1/21/2002 3:26:41 AM

    2002 Jaguar XJ8 - Sport

    Pros: wood interior, headlights

    Cons: rear seats are too firm

    Advice: get an XJR :)

    I used to own a 1989 XJ6...this car has completely shooke me! Jaguar is probably the best car on the planet in its class! only a Bentley could beat it! my Jaggy had 120 000 miles when i had to sell it, no serious problems whatsoever! the ride is super-comfortable, engine is quiet and powerful, sharp turns were no problems even at law-breaking speeds! so why buy a boring mercedes or bimmer, get a grown-up car, start respecting yourself!

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    1/20/2002 10:54:36 PM

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x4 Quad Cab Short Box

    Pros: 7/100000 mile power train warranty

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: Don't settle for something you don't want or need

    This truck is awsome, holds the road pretty good.