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    2/1/2002 5:04:15 PM

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport - Value Manual (200A) 4x4

    Pros: Exterior looks, interior comfort, stereo.

    Cons: a little high priced (30k), could have a little more power, small back seats.

    Advice: Drive it, listen to stereo, get the choice trim level

    This is a great mid range, mid size SUV. I love almost everything about it. It looks so nice from the outside with the choice trim level wheels and the two tone is nice to. It is the perfect height and looks well balanced. The interior is really luxurious with the leather, sunroof, and the stereo system is awesome. I had a 99 integra before the explorer sport and I was worried I would have trouble driving a bigger vehicle but it is no problem. I was surprised at the great turing radius and it has enough power to do whatever you want with it. The only bad things about it are I think the back seats are kind of small and it could have some more power, I have to raally stomp on the gas to go anywhere quickly like the freeway onramp. This is the perfect car for someone who wants something bigger than a car but smaller than a full size SUV

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    1/30/2002 6:23:43 AM

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport - Value Manual (200A) 4x4

    Pros: Awesome safe brakes

    Cons: Average acceleration

    Advice: This is a tiny wheelbase SUV, make SURE the handling suits you!

    I test drove an Explorer Sport with the Choice option package. I'm 5'8' and sitting in the back seat with the front seats fully back was still comfortable, and the rear A/C vents were great. The fit and finish of the vehicle was excellent, no problems or flaws spotted. Considering how small a vehicle the Sport is I was expecting much better acceleration with 205 horsepower under the hood. The acceleration was good but hardly standout, at least with the auto transmission. I noticed some shimmy, and bumps in the road tend to knock this small wheelbase SUV of course somewhat. I would expect that from an SUV with a 100 inch wheelbase. The brakes were flawless. The air conditioning was very powerful and relatively quiet. The standard 16' alloys wheels were great looking and the Michelin tires were a pleasent bonus. Considering the size of the vehicle the sticker price of 23,650 was a little steep and the way Explorers depreciate, make sure this is a keeper before you buy.

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    1/15/2002 8:01:50 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: Drivability

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Drive all of the models, see which one you like best, because there WILL be one!

    WAIT!!!! i have just died and gone to heaven! ive had my baby since december '00, and its been nothing be reliable! especially with hints and tips from www.focaljet.com, best place to find help on most anything!

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    1/15/2002 7:43:03 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: euro flavour to the car

    Cons: sluggy acceleration

    Advice: BUY IT, IT GOOD!...

    this is an all around amazing car... if you want to find more info you can goto www.focaljet.com, the best ppl there to get any advice you need for the focus. To Ashanti, i'm sorry you didnt like the focus, but why did you buy it if the other cars you considered were 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 2001 Acura 3.2CL,2002 Honda Accord.It dont make sense bro?

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    1/14/2002 6:53:21 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: Get up and go on the freeway

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Research

    I have had my Focus since May 15, 2001, and this is the best car I have owned in my life. I know that when I drive in the fog, on the highway or in the mountains, my family and I will be safe. I don't know what this guy Ashanti is talking about. Maybe he uses his car just to race or whatever, but that's what happens when you put alot of hope in a vehicle and don't test drive other vehicles. Secondly, he obviously didn't do any research. I researched everything on the Focus for three months and did a test drive on the LX and ZX3 (approximatey 1 one apart from each test drive). Next time, YOU, ASHANTI, need to take some extra time in choosing a vehicle.

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    1/14/2002 1:15:15 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: Having people see my tail lights

    Cons: When Hoda drivers cry

    Advice: Buy it...NOW!

    This car is good...I like it alot, www.Teamfocaljet.com makes me like it even more....wow I sure like the focus

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    1/14/2002 1:58:40 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: The suspension and chasis.

    Cons: Recalls

    Advice: www.focaljet.com is a great online community to research this car.

    First Off the ZX3 is a different model than the LX Ashanti. ;) I have had my ZX3 since January of 2000. This car is just straight up fun to drive! In my opinion the Focus models are great values and offer an individual who enjoys driving a package which is hard to beat.