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Advice: Make sure you get this one for under invoiceHighway acceleration is definitely a step ahead of other cars in its class and the handling beats Camry and Accord (trade off for a rougher ride I guess). Make sure you take it over a few bumps and take the GXE or GLE if the SE isn't to your liking. I love driving my SE, but can't help but wonder if the GXE might have fit my driving more closely. For a price in the low 20's though, you have to be happy with this car.
Pros: INTERIOR LAYOUT AND WORKMANSHIP
Cons: LOW GRADE CARPETING AND FLOOR MATS
Advice: WORTH THE LOOK AND DRIVE THIS VEHICLEEXCELLENT QUALITY AND FINISH IN THIS CAR.THE OVERALL QUALITY OF LEATHER AND INSTRUMENTAION ARE FLAWLESS. NONE OF THAT 'PLASTIC' LOOKING DASH OR KNOBS ON THIS VEHICLE. VERY HIGH CLASS AND SOPHISTICATED.
Pros: The stereo/cd player/cassette (leather seats are nice also)
Cons: A little underpowered. The 3.5L would be a nice option.
Advice: Great buyAltough the Sonata is not a BMW, it will impress most people. And the value is outstanding. Where else can a customer find all the options and styling found in the 2002 Sonata and a '$0' deductable-10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Pros: THE MANY STANDARD OPTION AND THE EXTENDED WARRANTY
Cons: NONE AT THIS TIME
Advice: BUYI PURCHASED THIS CAR NEW IN 11/2001 I FIND THIS CAR TO BE AN EXCELLENT VALUE FOR THE MONEY. PERFORMANCE EXCESSED MY EXPECTATION. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VEHICLE ANY WHO ASK. I GET IT A FOUR STAR RATING.
Cons: seats could be softer
Advice: not a family car, otherwise buy it! Affordable.It's almost pertect. The sport tires and custom wheels blow the field away in style. The power, WOW! The accelleration is unbelievable! Other vehicles in it's class feel sluggish after an exhilerating spin in the SPEC V. Mash the gas pedal after shifting into second and feel the G's. Handles beautifully. Interior? Unique and very attractive. Body style impressive, people notice you. Seats could be more cushy.
Pros: The ride and handling is super
Cons: Backseat room is minimal
Advice: Go to Ford.com and pre-qualify - makes the process a breezeI just purchased a 2002 Cougar and I love this car! I was shocked at the ride, features and pricing. Ford.com made financing easy and the entire purchase process was painless. I have never owned a car I loved this much!
Pros: Toyotas reputation for qaulity cars.
Cons: Radio volume control a little hard for us with larger fingers.
Advice: Drive and compare, it does all the speaking for itself.The new styling originally won us over. When we test drove it, I was impressed with the power from the four cylinder. The standard equipment was impressive also. When the salesman explained all the safety features on this car we were sold. Hardest part was picking the color (Black walnut pearl).