New Honda Ratings
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2002 Honda Accord - 3.0 EX w/Leather (A4) Sedan
Pros: Excellant fit and finish; and materials for $26,000.
Cons: Vanilla styling.
Advice: Don't believe everything you read from such rags as 'Motor Trend' magazine. You will only need an afternoon of test driving to understand that for $5,000 less than the new Toyota Camry you get so much more.I had purchased a 2001 Accord EX w/leather and kept it for about 9 months. Traded it in for a 2002 Accord EX V-6 w/leather. Both cars are well balanced machines. Predictable handling, ample brakes, good comfort for a commute or short day trip, and enough power to get you down the road. If you can part with 3-4 mpg, than the V-6 is certainly the way to go. Obviously better acceleration with the 50 additional horsepower.
2002 Honda Civic - LX (M5) Sedan
Pros: Reliability, Looks, Comfort, Safety, Gas Economy
Advice: You only live once. It’s a great car. Your worth it so buy it.The Honda Civic LX is the standard that all compact cars in futility attempt to reach. I’ve shopped and researched extensively with Hyundai, Dodge, Ford, Daewoo, Kia and Toyota. With the exception of the Toyota all the rest are throw away cars with so little safety and resale value it just didn’t pay to buy. For the price of the Toyota Corolla stripped I got a standard Honda Civic LX with side air bags and power everything. From the cost, to the great interior controls, to the comfort, to the looks to the handling, Honda is in a class by itself. I’ve been driving small cars for close to 27 years. I know what economy “Tin Can” cars feel like. The Honda takes the bumps extremely well, goes up hills with absolutely no problem, passes easily, looks beautiful and is inexpensive enough to be affordable to the most cost discerning buyer. It’s a quiet car with low noise at high RPM. When its idling you can’t even tell its running it’s so quiet. From the sound of the doors closing to the instrument panel, it’s all quality, quality, quality throughout. Do yourself a favor if shopping around in the $10,000.00 range and spend a few more thousand to get a truly remarkable work of craftsmanship. The money you will save when your Honda is still humming at the 200,000 mark will make it worth it.
2002 Honda Civic - LX (M5) Sedan
Pros: keyless entry
Cons: negative power
Advice: Don't buy this car or you will cry yourself to sleepOne of the slowest cars I have ever driven. I regret buying this car after driving other cars in that price range. The handling is okay, but give yourself plenty of room when pulling out of anywhere or changing lanes. I have to reach more than a full arms length to reach the stereo and i'm 5'11. I suggest that no one buy this car and that Honda should rethink their useless design
2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Coupe
Cons: No keyless trunk opener
Advice: I totally recommend it to anyone who is even thinking about it... What are you waiting for?I love my new Honda. I love everything about it, from inside, to out and from the way it handles and drives... It's the best thing out there. Its so smooth... no gear jerking... its just incedible!!
2002 Honda Accord - 2.3 SE (A4) Sedan
Pros: Sunroof, Color, Large Back Seat
Cons: 4 Cylinders
Advice: Be sure to pay invoicefor most driving the 4 cylnder has enough pickup, but you don't get the feeling of power as you would with a 6. After 3 months of driving it it as been a pleasure to drive.
2002 Honda S2000 - Base
Pros: Power from a small engine
Cons: Storage space
Advice: Good around town car, or weekend city warrior.Good power and quick acceleration. You feel the road, like a roadster type ride. Aerodynamic shape makes highway travel smooth in cross winds. Could have taken high trunk space and converted to access behind seats with lockable cover as a secondary storage area for small items like a laptop bag. Alarm system could be connected to seats when activated, by tilting seat forward alarm is triggered. Negative side: not much storage space in trunk, maybe one set of golf clubs & shoes.
2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Sedan
Cons: lack of power from the optional motor
Advice: if you dont need much power go for itI just test drove the civic EX, I liked the car overall, but the power was not what I expected. My 92 ford tempo has more power. But the handling and everything else was up to par. But I will probably go with a Hyundai Sonata for the simple fact that is is a better ride, has the V6, and more warranty for the same money. If the civic is as reliable as the previous models, it will be a fine car indeed for the person that needs a nice looking, economical little car.