2002 Dodge Stratus - R/T Coupe
Pros: LEATHER INTERIOR W/ROOM TO SPARE
Cons: WINDOWS NOT TINTED DARK ENOUGH
Advice: DONT GET SATIN PEARL WHITE -THATS MY COLORI CANT GET OVER THE SMOOTHNESS OF HIGHWAY CRUSING.THE CAR WANTS TO GET UP AND MOVE FROM 60 MPH/TO 80.EVEN BETTER NO RESTRICTOR MINES BEEN UP TO 130-MPH AND STILL CLIMBING,WITH GOOD HANDLING AND BRAKING W/4-W.D.B.ITS QUIET INSIDE,CORNERS VERY NICELY.REALLY SPORTY WITH PLENTY OF COMFEY ROOM IN BACK SEAT. ALSO BIG TRUNK AREA.I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - SS
Pros: heated seats
Cons: cup holder - needs to be redisigned
Advice: For the money, its a great car.This car is truly fun to drive. Every day I look forward to my drive home from work. Whats nice about this car is that you have the luxury & ride of a full-sized car, but the performance and handling of a sports car.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix - GT Sedan
Advice: Don't think about it, JUST BUY IT!My husband and I have been wanting to purchase a Grand Prix GT Sedan for about a year now, and still have about 8 more months before we can actually buy it. One day, while having my 92 Saturn serviced, I decided to stroll across the street to Pontiac, and test drive their new 2002. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I was in heaven. But from the moment I sat in her, and zoomed around the course they allow you to test drive on, I was no longer in heaven... I was above that. I was exhilirated and floored. This car has everything you could want, and even more. It's a must have, even if it means being broke... at least you will look and feel good in your car!
2002 Nissan Maxima - GLE (A4)
Pros: Engine response
Cons: Wish the mirror had a compass on it.
Advice: Best car you can buy for the moneyFor the money, it can't be beat. The engine is powerful, efficient, quiet and smooth. Consumer Report has this car listed as bullet proof ie: very dependable. Am also impressed by the room in the back seat and trunk. Could not justify the additional cost of the Lexus or the Infiniti. Bought the LOADED GLE for much less than the others with less.
2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 S (M5)
Pros: The engine
Cons: The taillights, but they have grown on me.
Advice: I love this car!I love this car. Don't bother with the V6, the 2.5 is plenty powerful and with the V6 you need atleast 91 octane gas. Passing in this car is so fun! Excellent on gas. Also roomy and comfortable. Beware-it is very expensive to fix, I was in an accident at 3000 miles:(, nearly 6000$ to fix what should have been about 3800$. I rented a Malibu while it was in the shop and couldn't get over the difference. I missed my Altima!
2002 Honda Accord - 2.3 LX (M5) Sedan
Pros: All the power accessories standard on the LX model
Cons: Nothing comes to mind
Advice: Wait for special deals (we saved $3,000 off sticker)The wife needed a new car since the old one she had been driving finally died. I was ready to buy the car without test driving since we had owned Honda cars before. The salesman insisted that I drive it (remember the car was for the wife). I was pleasantly surprised at the responsiveness of the engine even with the automatic transmission. We were so pleased with the dealership that we returned two weeks later to buy a used Honda for our twenty year old college student.
2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Sedan
Pros: Price with ABS & Moonroof taken into consideration
Cons: Parts broken so easily. Need to buy Honda specific coolant & engine oil supplies.
Advice: Okay everyday car.Handling and brakes are good. Got used to the ventilation controls. Radio reception not good.The lights are bright enough for night driving. The button on the seat belt broke off and the H logo infront was broken by an errant shopping cart.