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Used Sports Cars Ratings

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.

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    1/7/2002 6:24:07 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS L (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Peppy 1.8T is great! Heated seats are nice.

    Cons: Cupholder location could be better

    Advice: Nice car for the money. Very happy with it.

    Nice solid car for the price. Nice option packages. Drives really well. Virtually no road noise at highway speeds.

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    1/4/2002 10:06:47 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS 2.8L (EOP Week 40) (M5) Sedan

    Pros: V6 engine

    Cons: Gas milage is terrible

    Advice: Look into Camry and Accord before buying if you like these cars as well.

    Test drive different models before buying.

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    12/31/2001 5:49:24 AM

    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: The acceleration and handling

    Cons: The Back seats should fold down

    Advice: Get one fast....they are underpriced!

    I just traded in my '99 Cougar V6 for the WRX Sedan. While I enjoyed the Cougar, this WRX BLOWS IT AWAY!! The power, feel and handling of the car are amazing. It makes you feel like you own the road. I like the unassuming external appearance; it makes me smirk to pull up next to a Mustang, the new Acura, or even a BMW, knowing who's car has more giddy up.

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    12/30/2001 6:35:04 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS (M5) Sedan

    Pros: One touch power window

    Cons: No leg room behind.

    Advice: Go for Passat if you have to buy VW.

    Very nice and comfortable. Uses less gas than specified.Power window fell three times into the door.

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    12/29/2001 4:36:03 PM

    2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Convertible

    Pros: Beauty. The car is unusually good looking.

    Cons: Space. Cramped even for a convertible.

    Advice: Be sure it fits your needs before you buy it. If it does, you will love it.

    First impression is that there is substance behind the car's incredible beauty. Great engine, brakes, handling. Clever touches with the tilt down in reverse rearview mirror. Good stereo [put the top down, and listen to the engine!]. Smart top mechanism. Little nosedive/tailsquat, body roll is under control. Suspension is well damped and firm. This is a GT, not a sports car. But storage and hauling capacity is in the near sports car range, meaning nearly non-existent. If hauling more than two people is something you do regularly, keep looking, this isn't the car for you. One golf bag is it--you have to meet your playing partner at the course. So consider carefully before committing to a long term relationship. This is a special car, with a distinct personality, in a world with mostly personality-less cars. It will thrill the right owner, but compromising isn't something the CLK does gladly. The backseats are for your briefcase, or a gym bag, or an adult you really don't like. It doesn't squeak and rattle yet, but it probably will. If it doesn't it'll be the first convertible I've spent time in that didn't. But the car is designed to make grins and it does that very well. A sunny day, top down, engine growling, curvy, hilly, smooth road, wow! And if you are stuck in your morning commute, you can dream about a sunny day, top down...you get it. And if traffic is a drag, wait for your opening and jump on it, this car will zoom. It is a gas to drive, it will make you forget about your overdue monthly report. I have an SUV for hauling things, this car is for hauling me. It is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen. With the top up, it looks very good--reminiscent of the coupe. With the top down, it's stunningly gorgeous. In my first few days of ownership, I find myself standing in the garage smiling at its lines. It's a pretty thing.

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    12/26/2001 7:00:40 PM

    2002 Toyota Celica - Base

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Power

    Advice: If you want something sporty that handles the road nice; then the Toyota Celica is for you! All your friends will envy you!

    I own a 2001 Celica and it is my first car! I love the handling and sporty looks of the car! It holds the road very nicely and the braking and acceleration are very precise. I know that in the future when I am looking to buying a newer car, I will definitly consider buying another Toyota Celica!

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    12/26/2001 6:29:03 PM

    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!