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Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.

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    1/11/2002 11:37:49 AM

    2002 Chevrolet S-10 - LS 4x2 Extended Cab

    Pros: Drivetrain

    Cons: Small back seat

    Advice: Buy the extend cab with the 4.3 liter engine

    This is my 2nd S-10 4X4. I've owned a Ranger, B-4000, and a Tacoma. This is by far a better truck than any other I've owned. The powertrain of a 4.3, mated with either transmission has much more low-end torque than the others; I highly recommend the 3.73 rear differential. Going over the mountain passes in Colorado is a breeze with the S-10. Off-road, it has performed without a flaw. In my opinion, this is the best compact pickup made.

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    1/6/2002 11:53:51 AM

    2002 Ford Ranger - XLT 2.3L Standard (380A) 4x2 2dr Super Cab Stylesi

    Pros: Rear wheel drive

    Cons: lack of power and uncomfortable seats

    Advice: look elsewhere. If you must, definitely buy the largest (4.0L) engine!!!

    This Ranger is an extended cab with the 3.0L V6. The seats are among the most uncomfortable I have ever used. Fuel economy is dismal at 14 in the city and 16.5 on the road. The 3.0L engine is very sluggish. 0-60 is around 13 seconds. A 1998 Windstar with the 3.0L V6 can easily best this by 2.5 seconds while getting 4 - 6 mpg better fuel economy. Unless you feel compelled to drive a small sluggish uncomfortable pickup, your money would be better spent elsewhere. Passing performance is a joke. This vehicle borders on dangerous with respect to pickup needed to safely merge into freeway traffic. If you look at the engine specs and weight of the vehicle on paper, it looks as if it should have more then acceptable performance, but in reality, it feels like driving a mid 80's Chrysler K car. Obviously Ford did not pay attention to owners of past versions of this vehicle. We have several in our fleet replacing Ford Windstar vans. Not one person driving this vehicle has anything good to say about it.

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    1/6/2002 10:14:22 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Base 4x2 Extended Cab Short Box

    Pros: ride and handling..... gas mileage is also good.

    Cons: automatic headlights

    Advice: buy it.

    very good vehicle. power seats on both sides a real plus. paint chips very easily. first gear shift is hard at light throttle.

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    1/3/2002 5:42:38 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - 4x2

    Pros: Side compartments

    Cons: No running boards.

    Advice: Drive it, you will love it, then buy it.

    Drives very solid. More like a Tahoe than a Silverado. Enough power to get you where you need to go, and extremly comfortable.

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    1/1/2002 10:17:33 AM

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box

    Pros: Roomy Passenger Area.

    Cons: Nothing.

    Advice: If you can afford it

    This is probibly the most stout vehicle that I have ever driven. The handeling is GREAT, and the new design is AWESOME.

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    12/31/2001 8:14:06 AM

    2002 Toyota Tundra - LTD V8 (A4) 4x2 Access Cab

    Pros: value retention

    Cons: fuel economy

    Advice: toyota has never had a recall

    The Tundra had more pep than Ford or Chevy(this with Toyota having less horsepower).Tundra SR5 Access Cab 4x4 had better handling than comparable Chevys or Fords.The Tundra cost less than equally equiped Chevys and Fords.

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    12/30/2001 2:01:55 PM

    2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x4 SD Super Cab Short Box

    Pros: Fuel mileage & comfort

    Cons: Bad vibration & numerous rattles in doors & windows

    Advice: Test drive a must

    Mine equipped w/diesel. Has bad vibration on initial take off. FMC says this is normal. If this is normal they should make people aware of this before selling.