New Sedans Ratings
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2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 S (M5)
Pros: styling and performance
Cons: dash center
Advice: excellent car for family and daily commutesMahhhvelous.The 175hp four cyl. engine is surprisingly powerful.Performance and handling are super.More interrior room than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.Head turning good looks,comfort and horsepower/torque make the car a serious contender.All this for less money than the Camry and Accord.Anyone looking for a midsize four door sedan do yourself a favor and try the Altima.You will be pleasantly surprised.
2002 Acura TL - Base
Pros: Dip down passenger side mirror - SOOOO cute!
Cons: Bottoms out a bit. Also don't like the blind spot on the passenger side - caused by passenger mirror.
Advice: Only problem I've had has been that the passenger side airbag failed - Acura gave me a rental (another TL) and I was on my way without another thought. Good service!I bought my 2002 TL in August - one of the first ones out of the chute. It has exceptional performance in all areas. Fill it with (High Octane) gas and it zooms - faster from 0-80 than most other comparably priced vehicles. Comfortable heated leather seats, seat memory and heated outside mirrors are a definite plus for the price. No other car it its class offers so many options - and remains in 'the class' for the price. You can't go any other way. I have the rear louver, visor, and bra...the car looks very sharp - I get compliments daily! I love it! You can't get more options for your buck.
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - GLS (M5)
Pros: the bud vase
Cons: cup holders
Advice: test drive one and you will fall in loveAn amazing experience that I enjoyed....It was very fun to learn bout all the features....A great drive so I bought one!!
2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)
Cons: It's a small car / size
Advice: Not a full time family carI just purchased my Protege5 a few days ago and the best way to describe the drive is with a question...When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could drive your HOT WHEELS ? This car will make you believe you are. If you slow down for turns you're missing the fun. This car will make you wish you lived in the hills of California. I know it's new to me but I hate when I get to where I was going. As for the stereo and the cup holders, come on you bought an economy car, enjoy what it does so well, ZOOMS!
2002 Honda Accord - 3.0 EX w/Leather (A4) Sedan
Pros: Appearance, the quality of material & components and technological features.
Cons: Lack of additonal exterior and interior color chocies.
Advice: If you're looking for overall quality, attention to detail and a good value, purchase any Honda product.Overall ride quality: smooth, quiet and very controlled. Love the powerful V6 power-train this car has. Also, love the car overall appearance and form.
2002 Toyota Celica - GTS (M6)
Cons: Insuring the thing, seeing others pulled up next to you
Advice: Try one out, you will like it.It didn't cost as much as a BMW or lexus, but definielty drives like one! I tested many cars this time around, but the Celica GT-S took the cake. The car sounds, handles, and looks like a sports car, and turns heads on the road like one too.
2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)
Cons: problems with electrical and airbag
Advice: do your homework - wait a year too newpurchased 9/2001 had car for 600 miles went into shop for 22 days for airbag module.went in again 1/2002 for same problem. It is still at the dealer. Also ignition noise in radio