Used Sedans Ratings
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2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Coupe
Pros: Keyless entry, sunroof, the look (inside and out)
Cons: A little more power
Advice: Buy one, you won't regret it!I absolutly LOVE my new Civic. It runs great,it's the best small car I ever drivin. I think it's comfortable, reliable, and BEAUTIFUL. I have a two door in silver. I've owned it for about 3 weeks and I still can't get enough of it. The sunroof is great! I thought the lack of a large center consol would be a hassle, but there are plenty of other storage places. The gas milage is wonderful. I don't regret my purchase at all!
2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)
Advice: Too much of a high PriceExcellent Car. It was cheated out of the car of the year for 2002.
2002 Audi A4 - T (M5) FWD Front Trak Sedan
Pros: Power and torque
Cons: The fact that I didn't buy one.
Advice: Snatch this baby up.I am considering this over a BMW 325i. I test drove them both and this car blew me away. I had no idea that a 4 cylinder can hit 100 coming off an on-ramp onto I-64... This car is amazing and priced around what I am looking to spend. Anyone who has one please email me. I would love to hear from you.
2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan
Pros: Very quiet cabin
Cons: Body roll
Advice: Buy it in base model and put some 16 or 17 inch perfromance wheels on it.The interior is awesome. Not cheap at all, very Audi looking. The violet dash lights enchant me everytime I use the car at night. Plenty of room in the car. The brakes require very little effort and the abs stops straight. The automatic shift is a little sluggish. I prefer the tiptronic mode, to get the extra power quickly. The Monsoon stereo is awesome. The gas mileage is very good considering it uses premium fuel. The suspension needs some stiffing. It leans alittle to much. This might be from the soft sidewall Michelins, 195-65-15.
2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 SL (M5)
Pros: The powerful Bose stereo system.
Cons: The fact that the controls on the steering wheel are not at all visible at night.
Advice: Don't step on the gas too hard when at a standstill as the tires are not grippy and you tend to burn some rubber before finally taking off.Prior to owning this car I owned a 2001 Lexus LS430 (I sold due to possibility of layoff). The Altima I chose was a 2.5SL black on black. Although the Altima and the Lexus are in two totally different classes, I must say that I was pleasantly surprise with the ride and quality of a car in this price range ($22k). Also, to be quite honest, I thought the Bose stereo system outperformed the Mark Levison stereo system in the Lexus. Furthermore, this car is a great everyday car which definately proves its worth in terms of fuel efficiency and appearance. One disappointment was that the add-ons (leather, floormats, alloy wheels, etc.) were way too expensive compared to the quality of materials used. However, the quick pickup (180+ torque) more than made up for that. Unfortunately, the engine was a bit noisy (spoiled from the Lexus I think) when revved above the 3000rpm mark. Some sound damping in the cabin interior wouldn't hurt and would only help this car edge out the best selling Accord and Camry. Finally, though I have every intention to purchasing a Lexus once again, I would no doubt purchase another Altima to use as a secondary car in the years to come.
2002 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (M6)
Pros: the engine
Cons: The fact that it was four door not two door
Advice: check out the red it looks that bestThe drive was cumforatble but yet starteling when i think of sporty imports i think of two door. but
2002 Acura TL - Base
Pros: The cumulative quality of the car
Cons: The in rear window antenna's lack of reception power
Advice: You MUST seriously consider this vehicle before you buy anything else in its class!I love the ride of this vehicle! I'm not a speed demon, but I love knowing I have all that horsepower and torque available whenever I feel the urge. I've seen and heard lots of reviews from car magazines, television auto programs and such, but I have gotten an extreme amount of complements about the looks of this car - even from people who were driving Lexus' and BMW's! Everything about this vehicle is choice! Resale value, maintenance costs, insurance costs - all these things are superior relative to other vehicles in its class Sure, you can find some faults with it (gas mileage isn't what was advertised, antenna placed in rear windshield lacks adequate reception power and the tires could/should definitely be wider) but overall, this is my first, and probably not my last, TL....P.S. and even not getting the Type S or Navi options doesn't diminish this vehicle in the least!