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Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    3/8/2002 1:50:20 PM

    2002 Honda Accord - 2.3 LX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: smooth, good looking, comfortable

    Cons: none

    Advice: do some research before purchase

    I love my 2002 Honda Accord. We got a good retail price. The car looks beautiful and runs great. So far at 2000 milage the MPG is about 22/30. The ride is smooth and comfortable.

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    3/8/2002 12:02:34 PM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)

    Pros: Leg room both in front and in back

    Cons: Absolutely nothing!

    Advice: If you want a 5 speed

    Drive this car and love this car! Don't let the salesperson pitch you on the 4 cylinder. Get the 6 cylinder with the 240 hp. It's definitely worth it! I had a 97 Jetta prior and loved that car. I was considering getting a 2002 Jetta but they just don't have the horsepower. You want speed? Get the 3.5 SE!

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    3/8/2002 7:20:08 AM

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire - Sedan

    Pros: Cruise Control. Excellent on gas

    Cons: I love everything about my Sunfire

    Advice: You will definitely love it.

    I love my Sunfire-Alpine Green. This car definitely has some get up and go. Put it on cruise control and let it fly. I'm glad I got the Sunfire instead of the Cavalier. The spoiler on the Sunfire is standard-plus it seems to be larger than the Cavalier. Perfect 1st new car. Great car for the money.

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    3/6/2002 6:46:45 PM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 S (M5)

    Pros: STYLING & COMFORT.

    Cons: LIMITED WARRANTY RATHER THAN BUMPER-TO-BUMPER

    Advice: COMPARE AND THEN TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE.

    I WENT IN THE DEALERSHIP TO LOOK AT A NEW MAXIMA AND I ENDED UP TAKING A TEST DRIVE IN THE NEW ALTIMA WITH THE 2.5L ENGINE AND I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED. INITIALLY, I THOUGHT I WANTED THE 3.5L (6-CYL) BUT I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE GET UP AND GO ON THE 2.5L WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION THAT I PURCHASED THE MODEL WITH THE 2.5L ENGINE AND I HAVE NOT REGRETTED MY DECISION SO FAR...

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    3/5/2002 7:33:27 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - GXE (M5)

    Pros: The whole interior - it looks and feels like a much nicer car than the price indicates

    Cons: Some of the exterior styling isn't as modern looking as the other cars I looked at

    Advice: Definitely get it, but don't get radium like I did! Get a pretty color!

    This vehicle is an excellent choice if you are in the market for a small sedan. The interior styling is great, you get loads of features, and for much less than some other cars with very cheap looking interiors and half the features. My car has been nothing but reliable so far, and from what I know of Nissan, I expect nothing less in the future. I highly recommend it!

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    3/5/2002 7:15:25 PM

    2002 Saturn S-Series - SL (M5) Sedan

    Pros: safety cage

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: you can splurge b/c prices are reasonable!

    I wouldn't buy any other vehicle out on the market today. It saved my life. I was in an accident where the car flipped 3 times and slid into a tree backwards, the car was in pretty bad shape in the back where we hit but the driver and I sustained no injuries at all. The safety of this vehicle is exceptional. I am now a loyal customer of Saturn. I'm in the market for another vehicle and i want to buy another Saturn specifically for the safety it provides and also the car is 'sleek' and performs wonderfully, if taken proper care of.

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    3/5/2002 6:01:53 PM

    2002 Oldsmobile Alero - GLS Coupe

    Pros: Performance Package with all season hi speed performance radial tires

    Cons: Some wind noise comes through - could be a little more quiet

    Advice: Good price; 5yr /60,000 provides good extended coverage

    This vehicle is stylish, with clean lines, is well appointed with many standard features: power windows, locks, steering, ABS brakes, Dual AirBags, Daytime Running Lamps, 16' Alloy Wheels and a relatively quiet 3.4 litre 24 valve V6, for a very reasonable price. I compared it against some foreign vehicles in the same class, and the Alero was, almost always, about $10 grand less. The 4 speed automatic is smooth.