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New Convertibles 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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    11/15/2002 11:23:03 AM

    2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage - Convertible

    Pros: The Steering handles like a dream

    Cons: Nought

    Advice: GET THIS IT RULES

    Awesome

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    11/3/2002 7:32:53 PM

    2003 Toyota Camry Solara - SLE V6 (A4) Coupe

    Pros: Smooth engine

    Cons: Lack of comfort

    Advice: Look elsewhere

    Warning to potential SE purchaers--be sure to drive this car on the interstate before purchase. The combination of wheelbase-cab forward design-and suspension calibrations will continuously slam you over uneven pavement sections. My 27 year old Vette rides better over these areas. The car is also not as quiet as my previous Cressida nor does it handle as well. Be sure to notice the blind spot created by the rear roof pillars also. The bucket seats are not very suupportive and are too narrow. There is rust under the hood in my car with less than 1000 miles and the dealer blames it on the factory--they've offered to clean it off!! The paint quality also varies from one panel to the next on this black car. Don't be in a hurry to leave the lot without a thorough going over on a sunny day. The drive train seems to rock when you let off the gas and you can feel the wipers pulsate as they change direction when your holding the steering wheel. Did I somehow end up with a mid 70's GM?

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    10/31/2002 8:39:19 AM

    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: The top. and speed.

    Cons: The usles back seat.

    Advice: Work on the price .

    Picked uo March 2,2002 and we had a snow fall that afternoon and coud not get into my garage had to get winter tires to use this car in snow. Other wise this is the best car I have owned in many years. I just love everything about it. By the way the delear stors the tires for me at no charge.

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    10/29/2002 7:25:31 PM

    2003 BMW Z4 - 3.0i (M6)

    Pros: More powerful engine!

    Cons: Styling of back.

    Advice: Buy the first one available, if you liked the z3, consider yourself in love with the z4!

    Perfect car, I'm trading my 2000 z3 2.3 for one of these. Makes z3s look, handle, and feel like a Pinto!

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    10/27/2002 9:18:42 PM

    2003 Dodge Viper - Base

    Pros: More power than ever and a real convertible top

    Cons: Outrageous comic-book-hero styling is toned down

    Advice: Black might look like the Batmobile but silver is easiest to keep clean.

    More fun than ever before. The boy-racer styling that many of us loved about 1991-2002 snakes now yields to euro-looks that can compete with any exotic. Most everything about the car has been improved. Ergonomics. Seats. Brakes. Aerodynamics. Power. And now a top that you can remove and not fear the unexpected thunderstorm!

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    10/24/2002 12:03:01 PM

    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: whole inside

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: keep it in shape

    it was an awsome ride i will never find a car as good as this one

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    10/21/2002 9:40:49 PM

    2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - GLX (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Performance/Price

    Cons: Lightbulb change requires car to go to service and pay at least $35.

    Advice: 'Resistance is futile', just get it and make sure you try any Turbo

    This is a great looking car with a superb acceleration and fuel economy. It handles very well and has very responsive breakes. Great from seat clearance. From driver seat had to be replaced (still waiting to know if its covered under warranty) and had multiple problems with the Mass Flow Sensor (it had to go 4 times for service until VW resolved the problem).