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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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    1/10/2002 3:40:28 PM

    2002 Cadillac DeVille - DTS

    Pros: Responce and handling

    Cons: Goodyear O.E. tires, I removed them and replaced with Contintentals

    Advice: Drive competing cars,and you will love this one.

    The DTS has plenty of power for anything you want to do. I was in west Texas on a long lonely road this summer, and it will do the 150 that it has on the speedo and more. Great driving car, better than Lexis and BMW. As long as Cadillac makes cars like this, I will never go back to foreign make again!

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    1/10/2002 3:02:02 PM

    2002 Lexus ES 300 - Base

    Pros: Comfort

    Cons: Hard to read guages because of red pointers on a black background

    Advice: Buy it and you will love it. Search until you find a dealer willing to bargain.

    Great Car. I replaced my 1997 ES300 with a 2002 Lexus ES300. Lexus has added many creature comforts to this car. The fit and trim is excellent. The car is roomy and quiet. However, I have two complaints. The car sometimes hesitates and flutters upon acceleration. Also, the guages are sometimes difficult to read in the sunlight because the pointers are red on a black background. The Lexus engineers should have known better. My Saturn has white pointers on a black blackground and provides great contrast.

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    1/10/2002 2:49:46 PM

    2002 Buick Rendezvous - FWD

    Pros: Storage capacity

    Cons: the 5 CD player means no tape player

    Advice: GO FOR IT!

    I absolutely LOVE this vehicle. It has the room & performance of a SUV, with the gas mileage of a van. I was amazed at the gas mileage. I also love the storage spaces in this vehicle. Even a place for my purse! No more sliding all over the car. In other words, this is my favorite car ever! (and I'm an old woman who has had a lot of cars)

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    1/10/2002 4:17:29 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GL TDI (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Warranty and winter package

    Cons: Rattles

    Advice: Upgrade to the winter package

    Test drove the 2001 TDI in Germany and found it had plenty of power to survive and even enjoy the Autobahns. Purchased same featured car in the USA and have no regrets. It isn't about how fast but how far you can go. 1st tank produced 49+mpg with the air conditioner on. Quite, torque, it just isn't a pocket rocket.

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    1/9/2002 7:25:00 PM

    2002 Suzuki XL-7 - Touring (M5)) 4x4

    Pros: extra seating, 4-wheel drive, and sunroof

    Cons: all the control placements

    Advice: If you like the SUV's with a touch of a van this vehicle is for you.

    Very nice vehicle that drives extremely smooth. All the power a person would need with a little extra. Also, very quiet ride with no extra noises from anywhere.

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    1/9/2002 1:49:20 PM

    2002 Lexus ES 300 - Base

    Pros: fit

    Cons: I couldnt afford the navigation system

    Advice: take it for a test drive before any other and you will be well pleased

    After taking a trip from Atlanta to Newport News, I am convinced that this is the finest vehicle I have ever owned. ( others; mercedes 190 1988, volvo 240 1989 [saved my son life], volvo v40 2000, volkwagen quattum 1988) It has the space, the comfort, convenience, driveability my wife and I were looking for. After looking at the Mercedes E320, S320 we settled on the Lexus ES300.

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    1/9/2002 8:30:58 AM

    2002 Toyota Camry - SE V6 (A4)

    Pros: The car feels 'solid'.

    Cons: The grinding sound with wheels spinning on snowpacked roads.

    Advice: Test drive this car on a rural road covered with snow and black ice.

    On dry pavement our Camry V6SE is great.Since it snowed here two days ago, driving is rated 'poor' because even with 'traction control',we can't get this car up the driveway. Perhaps I need to sand the driveway and put on snow tires. I didn't bargain on this kind of problem. I have another car, an '87 Dodge Colt. It got up the driveway with no problem. What gives?? Disappointed in Millbury,Mass.