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2002 Honda Accord - 2.3 LX (M5) Coupe
Pros: Good gas mileage.
Cons: High price, low value, unreliable.
Advice: Honda's reputation for quality and reliability is a joke. You couldn't make a bigger mistake than buying this car.The biggest mistake I've made this year was buying this car. After a horrible experience at the dealership, I ended driving home a car that was a different color than I wanted, had more options (and thus a higher price) than I wanted, and broke down on the way home. Turns out, the transmission was not filled to specs by the factory and the transmission locked up. Since then, (the dealer did replace the transmission) I have had various dashboard lights come on on a daily basis. I will never make the mistake of buying a Honda again.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am - GT Coupe
Pros: Moon roof, and the back seat is big (hint hint)
Cons: THE EXHAUST TIPS they have surface rust, way to much.
Advice: GRAND AM GT or GT1 only, if you cant afford that, then dont buy a Grand amRides great, and this time around its got some balls.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am - GT Sedan
Cons: All the extra noises that come along with the engine.
Advice: Move on.What's that knocking????
2002 Ford Taurus - SE Standard (210A) Sedan
Pros: Adjustable pedals and the radio controls at your fingure tips
Cons: Doors that lock automatic
Advice: Drive it and you'll love it.........The test drive was great. I have been looking for a car that my mother would not have to sit right up on the dash and the Taurus was what I found. My mother and I was really impressed with the adjustable pedals. This has really help her from not being right on top of the air-bag. I would strongly recommend this car for people that are short or if they sit real close to the air bags. This is a strong 3.0 engine.
2002 Honda Civic - LX (M5) Coupe
Pros: The seats are comfortable and it gets good gas mileage.
Cons: The quality is terrible.
Advice: I would suggest buying something else.Well, so much for Japanese quality. I bought my Civic 4 months ago and have had nothing but problems with it ever since. The car stalls when taking off from a complete stop about every 9th time. I've had it in for repair twice and they keep telling me that they can't find any problems. I regret buying this piece of junk and warn everyone I know away.
2002 Honda Civic - LX (M5) Coupe
Pros: The stereo was okay.
Cons: This car has no power.
Advice: Stay away from this overpriced laugh.This is a poor excuse for a car. It had no power and was in poor condition. When I got in the car for a test drive and closed the door, the handle fell off! The salesman apologized saying it, 'must have been missed.' I drove the vehicle and was really turned off. It has absolutely no power and comes with few standard features. Looks like I will stick with the Saturn coupe.
2002 Mitsubishi Galant - ES V6
Pros: The smooth interior and impressive gauge display/illumination.
Cons: Wheel covers instead of solid rims.
Advice: Be prepared to have to search for one. They are in big demand. We had to contact 3 different dealers to find the one we wanted.I just bought my Galant and am very happy with my decision. The V-6 has plenty of power for interstate and street driving. The car is smooth and quiet. The interior is spacious and ergonomic. The body styling gives the car an aggressive yet luxurious feel.