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Used Minivans Ratings

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    6/7/2002 8:18:11 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Express - Base G2500 Passenger HD

    Pros: roomyness

    Cons: This van has more rattles than a baby!

    Advice: Do not buy this vehicle, buy the Ford. They are built better.

    Very comfortable loaded for highway trips. Pulls a large trailer with no problem. Needs gas very often! Chevrolet thinks it is fine that this vehicle gets 10mpg in city or highway driving.( been in the shop 7 times in 7 months!)

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    6/2/2002 10:17:52 PM

    2002 Pontiac Montana - w/1SA FWD Extended Passenger

    Pros: The dvd player

    Cons: the air conditoner blowing the back of my head

    Advice: shop around for the best price

    This van drove very well. It was so comfortable and easy to drive. It fit me like a glove.

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    5/29/2002 10:06:40 PM

    2002 Kia Sedona - EX

    Pros: sun roof and CD player

    Cons: reliability

    Advice: Go for less features and get another make of van

    I was thrilled to find this van with all the features, low price, and great warranty. Too good to be true? Yeap. I had my first Sedona that I bought in October 2001 towed to the shop at least 4 times. Finally, the dealership gave me another Sedona because the first one was a lemon and I spent a lot of my time in a compact rental car. Kia customer service would not respond and they will not even tell you who the Service Representative is. Needless to say, the new Sedona worked for a week before the check engine light started coming on. Transmission is mushy. Next time, spend the extra money on a Dodge or Honda. I have less than 1,000 miles on this newest one and I'm looking to trade it in on something reliable. Warranty is great...you'll need it. I am very disappointed in this manufacturer's customer service and workmanship.

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    5/28/2002 3:20:45 AM

    2002 Pontiac Montana - N16 FWD Passenger

    Pros: radio controls on the steering wheel.

    Cons: cup holders between the middle seats.

    Advice: quad seating is the easiest for back row seating access. Manually adjustable seats are easier to adjust then the 6 way seating.

    This is our second Pontiac Montana, having traded in 2000 for our current 2002. This was and in our opinion still is the only minivan on the market that feels like you are driving a car instead of a van. It doesn't look like a traditional 'kid' vehicle, has a sporty exterior, but a family friendly interior.

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    5/20/2002 10:50:40 AM

    2002 Toyota Sienna - LE

    Pros: The build quality is fantastic, this is our second Sienna

    Cons: The sound system is still weak, even with the JBL set-up

    Advice: Sienna will be redesigned in May, '03; to be larger; I still like the '02

    This is our 2nd Sienna. We had a 99 XLE and loved it. The styling is smoother and the quality is superb. The seats are wide and comfortable, and the step-in height seems lower than the T&C. The engine is strong and smooth. We went with the Symphony model and also got the factory video system. The exact system on the web site is only available from the factory, so be wary of substitutes. The power door(s) are a must, and the captains chairs work best with the kids. My only wish is that they'd upgrade the brakes. Rear drums make for a mushy feel. They are dealing on this car (unlike the snobby Honda dealers).

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    5/17/2002 8:48:57 PM

    2002 Honda Odyssey - EX

    Pros: Safety and the convience of the back seat.

    Cons: No sunroof

    Advice: Go for it

    I have been waiting to buy a mini-van; I waited on the leather seats and now I am waiting on one with a sun roof. Any chance of that happening any time soon? The Odyssey is my choice by far.

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    5/16/2002 9:46:46 PM

    2002 Mazda MPV - ES

    Pros: POWER,NICE STAPLITY, HANDLING,COMFORT

    Cons: POWER ,HANDLING, GOOD FEATURES

    Advice: CHECK OUT THE 2002 MPV BEFORE YOU BUY ANY VAN

    2002 mazda MPVES is one of the best van out their today. I shoped for yearandhalf then i made my desion. It has more power then last year v6 (200). remote control doors. ABS breaks traction control, rear ac heat. Most thing l liked about MPV is it's optispace desing. Also nice grip on the ground when you make turn. I JUST SAY THAT BEFORE YOU BUY VAN CHECK THE MPVES.