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    2002 Kia Sedona - EX

    Pros: price

    Cons: wheel covers

    Advice: watch out for overpriced 'dealer fees' ie mudguards, enviromental pkg

    The test drive was good. The van has good pick-up and handling. The ride was comfortable, even on the poorly maintained roads around the dealership. There is an unusual amount of storage bins. No loud road noise was noticed, the radio was difficult to operate. There is not much room cargo room in the rear with the third row seats in place but the seat is easily removed. A good choice for the money when compared to other minivans

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    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix - GT Sedan

    Pros: Spoke wheels and racing rails

    Cons: There is no light indicator for the cruise control

    Advice: If you are looking for a sporty car with great handling buy this one!

    We purchased the Grand Prix GT Special Edition and we like the way it accelerates and corners like its on rails! It is really an easy and fun to drive vehicle. It has dual pipes on both sides and roars wonderfully. Gives the feeling that you're driving an Indy car. There are only 5000 of these vehicles (Special Edition) made for 2001 and we feel especially happy that we are the owners of one of them. It is a great car for the money, looks and handling.

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    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer - OZ Rally

    Pros: Sharp handling

    Cons: Stereo

    Advice: Take advantage of the 0 0 0 financing and get the spoiler!

    This car has great getup and go! Stops on a dime and is very comfortable. Very roomy.

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    2002 Hyundai Sonata - GLS (M5)

    Pros: Comfort

    Cons: Back windows don't roll down all the way.

    Advice: You get alot more than you pay for.

    Very quiet & smooth, yet powerful. I feel like I'm sitting ln the lap of luxory.

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: Style

    Cons: Speedometer cluster

    Advice: Express interest but deal patiently

    This is by far the sweetest car I have ever owned!

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    2002 Infiniti I35 - Base

    Pros: Conveniences...from memory driver seating, to factory installed Garage Door buttons. The packages are great and you cannot beat the price.

    Cons: With Navigation package, the CD changer is in the Trunk

    Advice: This vehicle has everything you could ask for, yet the price is unbelieveable.. Feel free to email me if you have any questions in regards to current performance.

    This car handles like no other. It's graceful (luxurious), yet it handles like a sports car. Highly recommend the Sport, Navigation, and Sunroof Package.

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    2002 Infiniti I35 - Base

    Pros: Heating and Cooling features --The heated steering wheel, seats (all 4) & outside mirrors on the cold days. For the warmer days the remote controlled auto down of the fron door windows is nice.

    Cons: Styling -- in particular, rear quarter panels and headlights

    Advice: If you travel a lot then get the Navigation system, otherwise pass on it and have an in-dash 6 CD player instead of the trunk mounted 6 CD player. p.s. Buy the optional full size spare, at $180 you can't beat that even though you lose some trunk space.

    The new Infiniti I-35 has found the perfect niche. Power, poise and price all rolled up into one pleasing package. ...................................................................................................................... The new I-35 has excellent highway passing power. A simple press of the pedal affirms the 255bhp under the hood. ...................................................................................................................... The 17-inch wheels are pleasing to the eyes while perfect for any punishment the pavement can dish out. Handling is crisp, yet the ride is amazingly smooth. .......................................................................................................................... All the controls are logically placed and the majority of which can be accessed from the steering wheel. A good example of this logic is the location of the fuel lid release lever and trunk lid lever on the driver’s door instead of in the glove box or on the floor. Note: All the comparments should have the slow release feature not just the sun-glasses holder. ....................................................................................................................... Comfort is guaranteed from the moment of entry to the point of exit, when the driver’s seat goes all the way back for easy exit. During the cooler months the heated seats, steering wheel, and outside mirrors keep things bearable. While the easy to operate sunroof and auto roll down feature of the front door windows allow one to cool down the interior before a door is even opened, for those not so cool months. ....................................................................................................................... The gear shifter is great for those who want the look and feel of a stick shift with the convenience of an automatic. Guess what boys and girls the xenon lights are standard, like a great deal of other toys (too many to list). ....................................................................................................................... Most cars in the near luxury category are either sporty, small but lack comfort or are luxurious, normal in size but lack power. It sure is nice to see a car that has just the perfect blend of size, power and comfort. Even nicer is the price of which. ......................................................................................................................... Prior to my purchase of the 2002 Infiniti I-35 I owned a 2002 Toyota Camry (4 cylinder 157bhp). Prior to that I owned a 2000 Toyota Tundra (V-8 245bhp). While the Tundra was nicer than it was practical and the Camry was more practical than it was nice the Infiniti I-35 is the best of both worlds. Take just one test drive in an Infiniti I-35 and you’ll see what I mean. ................................................................................................................... Enjoy the ride. p.s. When you go to test drive the car make sure your current automobile is cleaned out so when do buy the Infiniti I-35 you’ll be able to drive away in your new Goddess of the Driveway that much sooner.