Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: moon roof.
Advice: don't delay, pick one up they are great cars.This car is amazing, it is very roomy, it has zip to it and it looks incredible.
Pros: Styling and performance
Cons: Tight squeeze while getting into and out of back seat
Advice: Don't be surprised at its all-around qualityAn excellent value in my estimation. Compared cars priced at $10,000 more - the Sebring LXI 3.0 liter coupe (loaded) beat them all. Superb styling, very sound with a 'BMW-like' feel (I know because I drove one for five years). Superior in the snow (even without studs or snow tires). Remarkably quick. Access to back seat is a squeeze...but then, the back seat is hardly used. Leg room, once back there, is bearable.
Pros: Passenger outside mirror drops down so you may view the road while in reverse gear.
Cons: I wish it had automatic door locks when the vehicle is placed in gear. You must manually lock the car each time you enter it.
Advice: Go for the Type-S, you will not regret it.This Type S has the handling of a true sports car , yet the comfort of a luxury sedan. It handles the curves in the road as though it was glued to the road.
Pros: Perfect suspension, swift and precise steering, powerful and gas-merciful engine.
Cons: The darn 'CHANGE ENGINE OIL' warning noone seems able to fix ...
Advice: For the everyday, comfortable and relaxed life, this is the way to go. Fits a modest budget. :)We were car shopping for mom's b/day, and came across this Impala. Fell in love with it from moment 1. Runs and drives silky like a dream, corners like no other. Smooth gear shifting, sufficient stop-and-go horsepower. The only problem we had with it is a computer warning light 'CHANGE ENGINE OIL' that keeps coming on. We had the on-board computer reset once at 11,000 miles, and the problem was fixed. Then it recently started warning again, at 21,000 miles, even though the oil was just changed. The techs at dealership reset it again, but a day later the warning was back on. So far this is the only problem, and a minor and neglijible one. The rest of the car - a job well done by GM. We own 3 other Fords, and, besides being gasers for 4 and 6 cylinder cars, they truly and sadly live by their name: F(ix) O(r) R(epair) D(aily).
Advice: Don't Buy one! Buy a Passat!We Owned a 1999 Honda Accord EX.It was the worst Car we've ever owned in our ENTIRE lives! The only good thing about it is Reliability........otherwise it was JUNK as the old Honda's used to be.It had Nothing going for it Accelaration,comfort,ride,handleing,fit and finish and more! Everybody says they are great don't beilieve them they are Terrible.
Cons: Tires---The Michelins are not good in rain, and cost 131.00 ea
Advice: You cant lose with this car. They never breakMy fouth Accord, this is the best one I have owned. The build quality of this car is only matched by the Toyotas. I just traded a Subaru for this, and it is not in the same league. The AWD offered better traction, but thats it. My V6 cost $6k less, and offers better mileage, its more comfortable, and reliability is better. I drive a lot, so mileage piles up, and the Honda never has problems. A lot of parts wore out on the 99 Outback, the quality was not at all like the Honda. I added a few items on my Accord for performance, and spent time with people who live cars. They all marvel at the level of quality, how well built the Accord and Civics are, how everything fits, nothing is cheap. This car is fast, handles well, and is excellent in bad weather for only front wheel drive(std traction control). The bottom line is you cant lose with this car, I paid 23k for the V6 EX Coupe. At 100k, this car will be in excellent condition, that why they hold their resale value like Mercedes. The Accord is the best car for its cost, read the reviews. My only complaint is the stock tires,the Michelins are just OK, a Continental Contact, which cost 40 dollars less per tire, would be better
Pros: Excellent frame rigidity.
Cons: No ABS.
Advice: Recommended for short or long time ownersWhat i like is the feedback that the car is giving us, it is very informative, and you are very aware of what is going on with the car you're driving, giving you also a nice feeling of total control. Every pieces of equipment is working perfectly and efficiently in this car, from the A-C and electrics, up to the wippers! The layout is good, and it give an impression of great overall quality. I rent the GXE 2001 version, and i see it as an excellent car for grown-ups, and people who buy theirs first brand new car.