Used Sedans Ratings
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - SS
Pros: Leather interior
Cons: 6 speaker sound system doesn't kick like I would like.
Advice: Take it for a drive.....you'll be sold.I love this car, beautiful is the best word to describe it. Excellent handling and acceleration. Would definately suggest at least taking one for a test drive. Originally after a camaro, however with the features (leather interior) and the comfort the Monte Carlo won out.
2002 Audi A4 - 3.0 (M6) quattro Sedan
Pros: External shape and beauty of the body.
Cons: Engine could have used another 30 horses
Advice: Drive your car for 20+ miles to see if any unnecessary warning lights come on, before you buy or lease this vehicleDrives great...beware of electrical problems that began with only 6 miles on my odometer! Now its in the shop for my anti-lock brake and traction control warning lights that come on when they feel like it. Audi can't fix it yet either....so I'm headed for my 4th day in the shop, almost in the shop more than I've had it on the road. Car looks great, handles well, has everything right but (perhaps) the quality will not end up being so good?
2002 Ford Escort - Standard (100A)
Pros: Power Windows, locks, trunk access & remote security system
Cons: Head restraints are not positioned correctly; noisy when back seat is lowered; tires are not readily available in
Advice: Purchase extended warranty from Warranty bytelI have a 1999 ZX2 sport model; 50K miles. I have driven mostly highway miles (11 hour 1 day trip to Columbus OH from KC KS) with no problems & good mileage. The weather turned bad; heavy rain& hail storms...the car 'tracked true' and was stable at 65 & 70 mph. The air conditioning (cycling on & off) didn't cause a noticeable drop in power. The car was delivered with 4 misaligned tires; these had to be replaced during the 1st year. I would recommend this car to anyone.
2002 Honda Accord - 2.3 LX (M5) Sedan
Pros: Styling, resale value, reputation
Cons: blind spots! black is very hard to keep clean!
Advice: take your time and shop all of the honda dealers in your area.. let them know you areToo bad they don't offer the manual transmission with the V-6 Accord, but other than that i think that it is really a great car. I just purchase the 4cyl Accord Sedan and loved it. After trading in a 1997 Accord that i loved, i think they really did a great job. Was very unhappy with the dealership that i bought it from, but at least i have the car and no longer have to deal with the sales dept. Still a great buy.
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - GLS (M5)
Pros: Heated Seats
Cons: No door lock on passagner side
Advice: great little car, good mileage. Light in back on snow.(Keep full tank of gas, for weight)I have owned my Bug for 18 months. This winter I had two different accidents. The first accident a deer ran into the drivers door. The deer broke off my door handle, this caused me to be locked out of my car when I got out to inspect the damage. Reason being the doors lock when you drive a certin speed. You need to have the doors unlock when the car stops, or put a key entry on passagner side. My purse and cell phone were inside the car, and I had left the car running when I got out. My husband came with the valet key but we still could not get in. 2nd accident: I rolled my Bug over in the snow 4 times, Witnesses said I rolled very easy but caused NO damage as I rolled like a cue ball, drove car home afterwards and have drove it for a month since. Deer accident did more damage than roll over. Police said reason for no damage was the shape of the car.
2003 Pontiac Vibe - GT FWD
Advice: get a deal or get a matrixI liked the pontiac vibe overall but I feel that the matrix may be the better value since it is essentially the same car I am a long time pontiac owner and currently have a 1978 y 88 T/A and a 1999 30th anv. T/A
2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan
Pros: CD player
Advice: This car is a great deal all around! Get a lot of bang for your buck!Smooth handling and power make this car a great one to drive. Power steering and cruise control are two features I didn't have in my previous car, and I'm growing to love them!