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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Z24 Coupe
Cons: Should have got the power drivers seat
Advice: You cant go wrong! I would suggest the manual transmissionI traded in a 1999 mustang for my Z24 and I have to say I dont miss the Stang for a second! Even with a smaller engine, my Z24, 5 sp. has no problem with power and doesnt give me the feeling that its 'struggling' like the Ford gave me. The interior is well put together, no rattles or squeaks and I think it gives a nice ride. I average about 32 mph with a mix of in town and highway driving.
2002 Ford Taurus - SES Standard (300A) Sedan
Pros: Comfortable ride, stylish looks
Cons: Power antenna not available
Advice: Test drive it, you'll love itA pleasure to drive. Vehicle drives and handles very impressively. Quiet ride, very responsive acceleration. Great sound system.
2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x4
Pros: 7 PASSENGERM SEATING CAPABILITY
Cons: REAR HATCH DOES NOT LATCH PROPERLY ALL OF THE TIME- NEEDS TWO TO THREE TRIES AT TIMES!
Advice: MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL OF THE REBATES AND INCENTIVES THAT FORD IS OFFERINGAS SOON AS I DROVE THE TRUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME, I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT! THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT THE TRUCK IS DRIVEN BY WIFE EVERY DAY- I ONLY GET TO DRIVE IT ON WEEKENDS! I LOVE THE SMOOTH AND QUICK ACCELERATION AND 'CADDY LIKE RIDE' OF THE NEW SUSPENSION!
2002 Kia Sedona - EX
Pros: the sunroof and the cd player also the leather seats
Cons: the quality over all
Advice: stay away from the dealer in vero beach the van is good but the dealer is no goodthe van needs to be recalled because of to many problems to the van it pulls to the right the steering wheel is turned to the right when going down the road the sunroof leaks they found a bent rim the dealer said they can't fix it all i want is a new one for the money i put into it i got a lemon and then some it also leans to the left in the rear and makes a poping noise from the sunroof the passanger side fender was cocked out but they fixed that the dealers mechanics need to be retrained for front end work and clensiness they left grease all over the rug in the middle of the leather seats and the floor and also the kick panels poor dealer relations
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x2
Pros: The look of the vehicle
Cons: So far nothing
Advice: If you haven't driven a TrailBlazer I highly recomend it for SUV loversThe Chevy TrailBlazer is out of this WORLD. I've been driving vans,trucks and suv's all my life and never have I driven a vehicle like the TrailBlazer. This vehicle is in league of it's own. OK where can I start first. The performance of the engine is superb. The engine is so quiet when the car is running, sometimes I have to check to make sure it's running. Next the smooth ride, it provides as well as great steering and handling features. Also the comfort and leg room of the TrailBlazer. I could go on and on about this vehicle. Let's just say you have to test drive it to understand what I'm trying to say.
2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan
Pros: tightness of the car
Cons: Turbo noise from the engine
Advice: Drive it on an open road to check out the noise levelIt's a great car...just too noisy. The turbo makes the engine sound loud.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LTZ 4x4
Pros: Driver memory features via DIC (Driver Information Center)
Cons: Inability to remotely open rear gate
Advice: Get options from factory; dealers can't get/find a lot of options. Also, longer wheelbase version coming!!!Very quiet at any speed. Excellent power at any engine speed. Well placed controls and lighting. Rear AC and stereo controls. Transfer case neutral for towing.