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2002 Toyota Celica - GT (M5)
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!
2002 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)
Pros: Great price with a lot of options. Solid. Quality.
Cons: The acceleration could be better.
Advice: If you're not looking for real sporty looks, but an affordable, quality car loaded with options, this car is great!Very smooth and quiet ride. Affordable with a lot of options. The S model comes with a spoiler and sporty steering wheel. The fog lights also give this car more character. Great gas mileage!
2002 Toyota Camry - LE (M5)
Pros: THE SMOVE RIDE
Cons: LOVE EVERYTHING
Advice: GET THIS CAR BUT JUST DON'T GET IT IN BLUE BECAUSE THAT IS MY COLORIT IS NOT VERY FAST BUT THAT IS NOT THE WHAT THE CAMARY IS MADE FOR GO GET A PORSCHE IF YOU WANT A FAST CAR. THE INSIDE IS VERY BIG. THE SOUND SYSTEM IS GREAT. I LOVE THE RIDE. THE GAS MILEAGE IS GREAT.
2002 Toyota Tacoma - (M5) 4x4 Xtracab
Pros: TRD package
Cons: price price price
Advice: if you want a true off road truck this is iti have a 4x4 xcab 4banger toy with the TRD package with the locking dif. Let me tell you that this 4banger truck goes places most Z71's and other full size trucks could only dream. It's so refined and smooth yet it can play in the rough stuff too. It's truely a swiss army knife. It's priced high but i belive you get what you pay for as I owned a GMC and it was a hunk of junk.
2002 Toyota Avalon - XLS w/Bucket
Pros: CONTROLS ARE CLOSE TO YOUR HANDS, AND CAR RUNS ON REGULAR 87 OCT. GAS
Cons: LOOKS AND RUBBER TIMING BELT
Advice: IF STYLE IS'NT IMPORTANT THIS IS A GREAT CARVERY SMOOTH WITH AMPLE POWER. BRAKES FELT GOOD, AND STEREO SOUNDS PLEASING.
2002 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)
Pros: Good Sound, but too pricey CD player.
Cons: No Seat covers like the Echo
Advice: Remember, ~$1500-2000 less is invoice price.Good all-round, cute Spoiler. If you're in a hot area, remember interior color is important. Black=HOT! :) Pickup acceptable for vehicle (4 cyl) good gas, and control good. No ABS though :(
2002 Toyota Celica - GTS (M6)
Advice: Buy a manual celica. If you don't know stick, then learn!The 2000+ celica is a great blend of looks, fun, performance, and practicality. The car handles great and has impressive acceleration for such a small engine. It takes some getting used to, but once you are acquainted with the high-reving 4-banger, you can really fly in this car. The hatchback trunk is huge and gets even bigger with the rear seats folded down. The GT-S gets good fuel mileage, but this is somewhat offset by its premium gas requirement. So if you want something unique, reliable, and fun, go for the celica.