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Used Convertibles Ratings

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    4/19/2003 10:36:40 AM

    2004 BMW 330 - RWD Convertible

    Pros: THE HORSE POWER

    Cons: NOTHING

    Advice: TAKE CARE OF IT

    I REALLY LIKE THIS CAR IT RUNS GOOD AND IT IS A NICE CAR.

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    4/18/2003 4:21:28 AM

    2003 Saab 9-3 - Vector Sport Sedan

    Pros: Styling and Handling, fit and finish, low wind noise even with SR open.

    Cons: Tilt/Telescopic lever and turn signal lever felt really cheap.

    Advice: If you're unconfortable being 'looked at', then buy something else.

    I'd never before considered the Saab; I guess because of its GM affiliation and my previous poor experiences with GM. I am glad I took the 9-3 Vector for a test drive. I was somewhat disappointed that the dealer (who was extremely accomodating BTW) didn't have a six speed manual. I had to settle for the Sentronic, which was fantastic in any other respect than coming off a dead stop. You press the accelerator, and wait a second for the turbo to kick in. I think having manual control over the revs and clutch would have made the experience even better. Inside, the cabin is everything I'd heard the Saab to be. Geared to the driver, displays are clear, the seating is firm and supportive, but comfortable. I found the styling especially refreshing as opposed to the 'cookie-cutter' approach of the Asian competition. I felt the Saab to be a relatively good value. Torque is strong and at low RPMs. Acceleration with the Sentronic was brisk in both auto and manual-auto mode once you were rolling and the turbo was spinning. I'm driving the 3.2 TL-S this weekend, as I have owned and loved Honda products. But I can safely say, that so far, the Saab is the frontrunner in contention for my $32k.

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    4/17/2003 4:01:33 PM

    2003 BMW 325 - RWD Sport Wagon

    Pros: Xenon lights very cool!!

    Cons: Nothing sofar!

    Advice: Drive any vehicle I drove and come back to buy a BMW...

    In 2001 I bought a brand new Ford Focus, for 1.5 years nothing but trouble! So through a lemon law procedure returned the car and went shopping for a new car... Drove various cars, but we had a 328i sedan already which we loved and traded for a 330ci coupe, wonderful car! I drove Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and various other cars, but we both loved the 325i Sport Wagon or touring, pretty fast, very nice handling, full scheduled maintenance for 4 years or 50,000 miles which really made us decide for the 2003 BMW 325i Touring. When I trade this car, I will get a M3 or a 330ci Cabrio... 'Nur Fliegen ist schoener!!!' Only flying is nicer! Please correct the years because they are both 2003 models!

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    4/15/2003 9:21:32 PM

    2003 Chevrolet Corvette - Base Coupe

    Pros: Head's up display is great.

    Cons: cup holder

    Advice: Great car to buy and drive

    Spectacular car. Acceleration is unbelievable and handles very well.

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    3/31/2003 5:45:34 PM

    2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - GLS TDI (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: individuality of its shape

    Cons: cup holders

    Advice: love it!

    Fun little car! Love it!

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    3/31/2003 8:48:04 AM

    2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder - (M5)

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Seats could be a bit wider

    Advice: Just drive one, you'll buy it.

    The handling of the car is it's best feature, it goes around corners as if it was on rails....and no tire noises! The engine is well suited to the car as is the 5 speed gearing. On a sunny day with the top down it's just a fun car to drive. Plenty of room for tall people, the gas mileage is 27-28mpg with spirited driving. The fit and finish is excellent as befits a Toyota.

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    3/30/2003 12:16:29 AM

    2003 BMW Z4 - 3.0i (M6)

    Pros: Sport button

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: If you like sports cars and convertables, all I have to say is get it.

    I live in germany so we basicly have our own test track... The autobaun. I went 120 MPH in it with the top down (Recomend you put the top up) but when I stoped at a stop light everyone looked at the car and just for an extra, I revved the engine a little that has a nice rumble to it.