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Pros: luxury items, price
Advice: Get one while the deals or hot!The base engine is a little light - but that is the only issue - which I knew when I bought the car. However, what a deal for this car - all the features for a very low price (under 23k). This is a near luxury car at econo box price! What more needs to be said!
Advice: If you want something sporty that handles the road nice; then the Toyota Celica is for you! All your friends will envy you!I own a 2001 Celica and it is my first car! I love the handling and sporty looks of the car! It holds the road very nicely and the braking and acceleration are very precise. I know that in the future when I am looking to buying a newer car, I will definitly consider buying another Toyota Celica!
Pros: Keyless entry, sunroof, the look (inside and out)
Cons: A little more power
Advice: Buy one, you won't regret it!I absolutly LOVE my new Civic. It runs great,it's the best small car I ever drivin. I think it's comfortable, reliable, and BEAUTIFUL. I have a two door in silver. I've owned it for about 3 weeks and I still can't get enough of it. The sunroof is great! I thought the lack of a large center consol would be a hassle, but there are plenty of other storage places. The gas milage is wonderful. I don't regret my purchase at all!
Advice: Too much of a high PriceExcellent Car. It was cheated out of the car of the year for 2002.
Pros: Power and torque
Cons: The fact that I didn't buy one.
Advice: Snatch this baby up.I am considering this over a BMW 325i. I test drove them both and this car blew me away. I had no idea that a 4 cylinder can hit 100 coming off an on-ramp onto I-64... This car is amazing and priced around what I am looking to spend. Anyone who has one please email me. I would love to hear from you.
Pros: Very quiet cabin
Cons: Body roll
Advice: Buy it in base model and put some 16 or 17 inch perfromance wheels on it.The interior is awesome. Not cheap at all, very Audi looking. The violet dash lights enchant me everytime I use the car at night. Plenty of room in the car. The brakes require very little effort and the abs stops straight. The automatic shift is a little sluggish. I prefer the tiptronic mode, to get the extra power quickly. The Monsoon stereo is awesome. The gas mileage is very good considering it uses premium fuel. The suspension needs some stiffing. It leans alittle to much. This might be from the soft sidewall Michelins, 195-65-15.
Pros: The powerful Bose stereo system.
Cons: The fact that the controls on the steering wheel are not at all visible at night.
Advice: Don't step on the gas too hard when at a standstill as the tires are not grippy and you tend to burn some rubber before finally taking off.Prior to owning this car I owned a 2001 Lexus LS430 (I sold due to possibility of layoff). The Altima I chose was a 2.5SL black on black. Although the Altima and the Lexus are in two totally different classes, I must say that I was pleasantly surprise with the ride and quality of a car in this price range ($22k). Also, to be quite honest, I thought the Bose stereo system outperformed the Mark Levison stereo system in the Lexus. Furthermore, this car is a great everyday car which definately proves its worth in terms of fuel efficiency and appearance. One disappointment was that the add-ons (leather, floormats, alloy wheels, etc.) were way too expensive compared to the quality of materials used. However, the quick pickup (180+ torque) more than made up for that. Unfortunately, the engine was a bit noisy (spoiled from the Lexus I think) when revved above the 3000rpm mark. Some sound damping in the cabin interior wouldn't hurt and would only help this car edge out the best selling Accord and Camry. Finally, though I have every intention to purchasing a Lexus once again, I would no doubt purchase another Altima to use as a secondary car in the years to come.