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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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    11/29/2001 2:16:38 AM

    2002 Toyota Celica - Base

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Visibility

    Advice: Buy a manual celica. If you don't know stick, then learn!

    The 2000+ celica is a great blend of looks, fun, performance, and practicality. The car handles great and has impressive acceleration for such a small engine. It takes some getting used to, but once you are acquainted with the high-reving 4-banger, you can really fly in this car. The hatchback trunk is huge and gets even bigger with the rear seats folded down. The GT-S gets good fuel mileage, but this is somewhat offset by its premium gas requirement. So if you want something unique, reliable, and fun, go for the celica.

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    11/28/2001 4:03:14 AM

    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: All Wheel Drive

    Cons: no power seat

    Advice: Buy this car you will love it. you don't want to park the car It's so fun to drive.

    I recently bought a 2002 Impreza wrx sedan. I love this car. I previously owned a chevy blazer. I love how the awd keeps the car planted firmly on the ground. The seats are great, i jsut wish they had power seats but oh well no biggie. It's also fast and takes corners like it's on rails. You won't go wrong with this car. Oh and for all of you over 6 foot who are thinking of getting this car, go for it. You will have pleanty of room in it.

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    11/26/2001 10:27:53 AM

    2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Coupe

    Pros: Sunroof & Keyless entry

    Cons: Needs more horsepower

    Advice: The upgrade to EX is definitely worth it.

    I purchased my Civic EX a week ago. I absolutely love it. For those in the market to buy a new car, the Civic is a perfect blend of style, safety, and price. You get a great deal for the money. If I could change anything with the Civic, it would be more Horsepower. The “get up and go” is just enough to make it acceptable… but I would like more. Overall I am obviously very happy with my choice. Kathy – Sacramento California

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    11/20/2001 11:09:00 AM

    2002 Volkswagen GTI - Base

    Pros: The VR6 Engine

    Cons: Entry to the backseat is a bit weird

    Advice: Wait for the 2002 version which is supposedly going to have even more horses

    Traded in my $35,000 (96 prices) 3-series BMW for a 2001 GTI and this car kicks the BMW's ass. Have had the GTI for just over a year now and have had zero problems with the car and it is still a blast to drive. Quality, performance, comfort, style, and features are comparable or beat cars that are much more expensive.

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    11/18/2001 9:07:06 AM

    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: AWD with tons of torque

    Cons: Vehicle seems less stable @ +110mph due - could be solved w/suspension upgrade

    Advice: Skip carbon fiber trim and get the suspension upgrade + performance muffler

    I replaced my 1998 Honda Prelude Type SH with this vehicle and never looked back. The straight line acceleration is incredible with minimal engine noise (unlike the Prelude VTEC)...and the AWD allows me an additional 10-20 mph cornering speed on my favorite roads. It is also a very friendly day-to-day driver...easy to get in and out of, 4 doors, large trunk, etc. Acquire one if you have the means. I cannot wait to drive it everyday!!

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    11/13/2001 7:07:45 PM

    2002 Honda Civic - EX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: The moonroof and cruise control (a must have for me)

    Cons: The small-car

    Advice: Do your online research first.

    This car handles very well. The ride is rougher than I was used to but then I was currently driving a larger car and used to a smoother ride. However, I enjoyed the test drive so much I bought it!

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    11/12/2001 9:58:12 AM

    2002 Volkswagen GTI - Base

    Pros: INTERIOR ROOM

    Cons: Outside mirrors should be enlarged

    Advice: Buy it before the price goes up

    Kudos to VW for making a compact and roomy auto that is fun to drive. I am 6'3' tall and I have plenty of head, sholder and leg room. The car has plenty of cargo room. Acceleration and handeling performance are outstanding for any vehicle, particularly one priced less than $25,000. I have never owned a VW befor, so long as VW continues to provide this kind of quality and value, I will be a loyal customer!