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Pros: the suspension and the vrooom...
Cons: the torque steer
Advice: eat ramen noodles to buy it!!!!This car is the ultimate sleeper! It looks like any ole' sedan, which lowers the theft rate, and lowers insurance costs. Don't let it deceive, it eats other imports for breakfast!!! The handling is great, tight suspension, it wants to go faster and doesn't sweat when it does. The interior is a bit boy-ish, but I guess that's the common market. The optionable subwoofer is a must.
Cons: space saver spare tire
Advice: Be prepared for a great driving and ownership experience.This is a 'Type-S' Acura. In 39 years of driving, this is the most impressive car I have had. Included in that list were the muscle cars of the 1960's, Datsun 240-Z's and Mazda RX-7's, Nissan and Toyota products, American luxury cars (GM and Ford), BMW (5 series), Volvo's (164's, 760's, S-80's), etc. I am approching 12,000 on this 2002, Type-S, I have had zero problems, not even a squeak, that's the first time I can say that in 39 years. The power band of this little 3.2 liter engine is remarkable, the exterior and interior fit and finish are flawless, the headlight system turns night to day, no gimicks, everything is well designed and executed. Price this car against the competition and you will discover and amazing value for your dollars. If you enjoy driving, this is a car that you sho
Pros: Re-designed speed dials and tachometer
Cons: A little too much plastic for the interior
Advice: Make sure you test drive a bunch of other cars first, then drive the new 2002 Altima... you'll love it. I sure do!The 2.5S with the 5 speed manual transmission handles very nicely at all speeds. Only disappointment is the shifting feels alittle 'clunky'. Overall, the new Altima is one HUGE improvement over previous year models.
Pros: EXTERIOR DASHBOARD TAIL LIGHTS COMFORT
Cons: TO MUCH OUTSIDE AIR NOISE FROM DOORS
Advice: TESE DRIVE. YOU BE THE JUDGEGREAT EXCELERATION HORSEPOWER TO BURN
Pros: style and responsiveness
Cons: no cassette
Advice: it's a great choiceI am unhappy with the absence of a cassette.It's available on the Infinity line. I noticed the window and door lock controls are lit at night but the controls(mode, volume,trip,cruise,coast and cancel)on the steering wheel are not lit. Did the engineers forget something ? Has anyone seen a broken, limping side view mirror lately ? Costly isn't it ? Why not have break-away(able to snap forward and back without breakage) side view mirrors ??
Pros: The 3800 engine .. none better
Cons: ... can't think of anything ....
Advice: This is a proven car with the best V6 drivetrain made.This was the car I was going to buy ... if I didn't buy the Rendezvous ... I test drove a few LeSabres .. very nice ride ... smooth ... quiet ... powerful... The 3800 engine I now is the closest thing you can get to a V8 ... I have two other 3800 engines in my driveway ...one is 11 years old and the other is 10 years old and the engines are original and running better than most new engines .. it is very smoothe quiet and powerfull ...and durable. The ride of the LeSabre is superior to the Rendezvous but I like sitting up high and the room of the Rendezvous ... .. I would recommend the LeSabre to anyone who wants a proven car that will last ... and not rust out like most foreign cars and is safe... ........ also ..... you will put a lot more Americans to work.
Cons: large blind spot(big C-pillar and rear head rest)
Advice: test drive and experience the quattro technologyThis is my first Audi and quattro vehicle. I thought Audi did great job with styling of 2000-2001 model but I am impressed more with 2002 model style. Drive very solid, quiet and very luxurious. Quattro handles like a champ in the rain, no other can much that. There seem to be one second lag when you step on the pedal, then with sudden acceleration. I love the fold out side mirror, drawer under the front seat and automatic sunshade option.