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2002 Acura RSX - Base (M5)
Pros: Luxury dealer
Cons: Harsh Ride
Advice: Perfect small coupeGreat small car. Handles very well. Lots of scoot. A bit too much road noise comes in thru the chassis. Ride is a bit harsh, but for a sporty car it's OK. Great automatic climate control. Great stereo. Not at all 'buzzy' for a four-banger.
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - 4x2
Pros: changes from a truck to a suv easily and quickly
Cons: slower acceration than some trucks I have owned
Advice: I think it is worth buyingI like it
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Base Coupe
Pros: Very comfortable seats, makes driving long distance easier.
Cons: Rear seat entry and exit is slightly difficult.
Advice: The only thing you have to worry about is choosing a color.Very sensitive, easy to handle. Power is available when needed, but not overwhelming. Small enough to be a real compact car, but doesn't saccrifice interior comfort and space.
2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base
Pros: Lexus quality in a sports car
Advice: Go for itFUN_FUN_FUN I love it
2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan
Pros: The motors power output.
Advice: Just buy it.First, just like any other car maker you have to find a dealer that will treat you the way one wants to be treated. The Elantra GLS is everything they say it is. Good looking, plush inside, and all and all a great deal that no other manufacture can beat. The ride and performance of this car is the best of many worlds. The ride is smooth, but nimble. You can go out for ride in comfort but also rip down a back road curve or two. The power output of the motor needs to be felt and seen. Romping down on the pedal brings the car to life and the tack dancing, like that of most sports models. No slug here, the Elantra GLS has power to spare. All in all once you get through the purchase of the car, bad or good, you will be left with a car that will always leave you pleased about your choice.
2002 Jeep Liberty - Limited Edition 4x4
Pros: remote opening rear door.
Cons: That the head lights do not have day light running lights and you have to remember to turn them off when you park.
Advice: Get the V-6 engine.I have driven this vehicle in all kinds of freeway and city driving and it has been wonderful. It has plenty of power for merging onto freeways. I have towed a small trailer and the tow package worked great. The fit and finish of the vehicle is excellent. I have truly enjoyed the Liberty and am looking forward to the first snow, so I can try out the four wheel drive.
2002 Toyota Sienna - LE
Pros: The seating and road handling.
Cons: The dealer and Toyota's lack of response in resolving simple problems.
Advice: Make sure the vehicle is 100% before you buy it. Find a good dealer and document any problems, don't be rushed. Check for damaged interior plastic parts.This van drives great. Like a car. It's fun to drive and offers most of the comforts of a car.