Used Convertibles Ratings
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2002 Audi TT - quattro Quattro Roadster
Pros: The style and performance
Cons: Had to order it way ahead of time.
Advice: Test drive it and see if the gentle steering is for you.Beautiful appearance, beautiful drive! This has been my dream car and I still adore it. Drive one, you'll agree. You may want to try leasing first, however, because I have heard friends that have electrical problems... but the drive... try it out.
2003 Dodge Viper - Base
Pros: the overall look of the car
Cons: the size of the rims
Advice: watch out for rip-offsawesome drive. coftorble . fast and furious
2003 Ford Mustang - SVT Coupe
Pros: screaming power
Cons: default fuel cut-off traction control, a rear brake applied system would be better
Advice: get in line now and don't even both haggling price.The performance of this vehicle is nothing like anything ever produced under 50 grand; maybe even 100K if you exclude the viper. $500 worth of bolt on, and you can even exceed a stock vette Z06 or viper perforance stats.
2003 Toyota Camry Solara - SE (M5) Coupe
Pros: The complete Sport package.
Cons: The rear end look.
Advice: Shop for the best price, ($100 over invoice)The newly designed 2002 Camry SE V6 Coupe has a 'mid budget' luxury sport look. They should have thrown duel instead the single exaust pipe to complete the sport look package. The V6 has plenty of torque for any situation with minimal interior noise. The SE suspention package is tight with a good feel of the road. Suprisingly even with the 16'' low profile tires and stiff susspention it has a relatively smooth ride. The interior with the brushed alluminum trim, nicely placed white guages and the on the floor shift gives the driver the feeling of a Euro sports car. The upgraded sound system sounds good and is easily operated. The fabric seats are comfortable; fairly good space in the rear for passengers. The trunk is huge even with the full size spare hidden undrneith. The Camery SE V6 is an EXCELLENT low budget sport coupe. Unless you have an extra ten thousand in your pocket this is the car.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - GS
Pros: convertible top goes down fast
Cons: performance, engine, use of oil, loudness, etc
Advice: Look elsewhereThe worst car of it's kind, of any kind! LEMON! It's loud, burns enormous amounts of oil and the lack of available service in Columbus, Ohio is amusing to say the least. The car burns 2 quarts of oil between ever 3000 mile oil changes! My advice....RUN AWAY from this car, from these dealers, from anything with the Mitsibushi name.
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - GT
Pros: drop top and looks
Cons: needs more power
Advice: if you want to beef it up, goto the club 3g web sitei got the car mid january 2002, and in 6 months have already racked up over 14,000 miles. it is sooooo much fun to drive, and is truly comfortable. my wife and i usualy take road trips of 100 miles or more each weekend!. my commute often requires 100 to 175 miles of driving a day, and i still love this car. it is not uncommon for us to drive 60 miles after work to take a walk on the beach. if you love to drive in comfort, and wish a fun, reliable car, this is it.
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - GT
Pros: The convertible top!
Cons: I'd like a few more horses under the hood, 200 aint bad but 225-250 would be perfect
Advice: drive it with top up and down, watch the blind spots and make sure you can park it. It drives much bigger than it lookslove the drop top, no longer is the Eclipse a high school hot rod but quite a bit more refined and geared towards adults. Looks are an objective thing, so I'll stick to more facts about it. (Though I personally think it's gorgeous.) Its quick enough, not very torquey, wont snap your neck but you will turn a few heads with it. Its quite a bit bigger than you would think, watch the blinds spots with the top up. Drove it all winter and it was fine in CT snow. I get about 24 to the gallon. It has a wide turning radias so parking can be at times tough. Its very stable through turns at a higher speed. There is somewhat of a back seat, (which actually fits a baby seat, much to my chagrin) but no one wants to hang out back there for very long. The front seats are very roomy, taller riders may be bothered by the top sill of the windshield. The engine is incredibly smooth and has a nice exhaust note at low speeds but quiets down at higher speed so you wont be bothered by it. Very quiet and low turbulence in the front seats, you can carry on a normal conversation at 65 mph. Its very fun to drive hard or to just cruise. For what it costs, I cant find a better deal on a convertible, Highly recommend it.