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Used Toyota 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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    4/5/2002 4:18:01 PM

    2002 Toyota Prius - Base

    Pros: Smoothness of the Hybrid System

    Cons: Upright Seating Position/Utilitarian interior

    Advice: Dont buy this car if you intend on taking long trips.

    The car drives as advertised; just like a regular economy vehicle, the Prius is not going to win any awards for its ability on the track but as a commute car is performs well. The car is a little bit fidgety when the winds top 30 mph and at highway speeds. This car is better suited for in town driving. The seating arrangement is functional if not spartan, dont take too long of a trip. Also, I was involved in a minor (5 MPH)) accident and the damage to the front of the car was substantial ($2,000). The thin and light material used in the body was esentially inpossible to repair perfectly even though the speed involved was so low.

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    4/2/2002 3:22:49 PM

    2002 Toyota Tacoma - Base (M5) 4x2 Xtracab

    Pros: I'm glad it has a warranty

    Cons: The service department

    Advice: Buy a Honda

    I bought a new tacoma 2 weeks ago and the check engine light just came on, and the engine runs rough. All of the plastic wiring duct has been taped, and the tape is coming off all over the engine. I don't think the dealer really cares. I drove a Honda for nine years and toyota's quality isn't even close.

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    3/30/2002 9:24:44 AM

    2002 Toyota ECHO - (M5) 4dr

    Pros: Great gas mileage car hates gas

    Cons: location of power door lock switch between console.

    Advice: Buy the Absolutely red color its hot with spoiler and gold pkg.

    THis car handles great on the road this 4 cyl. has great pep and pickup. The Bridgestone Potenza tires really hug the road. The high roof makes it feel like your driving a bigger car there is no cramped feeling. The absolut REd color is hot with the spoiler and changed the wheel covers to chrome mag wheels car looks hot with the dark gray lowered trim. Get the light burlwood dash kit changes whole look of dash. Gold PKG. looks good too.

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    3/30/2002 8:18:43 AM

    2002 Toyota Prius - Base

    Pros: The electric engine because it is so quiet.

    Cons: People can't hear the car if they are walking by side of the road

    Advice: Don't hesitate to buy one.

    This gas/electric car is so much fun to drive! It smoothly changes from gas to electric automatically. No need to plug the car in at night. Seats 5 people comfortably. It's a great conversation starter! Liked ordering the car on the internet.

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    3/30/2002 5:18:56 AM

    2002 Toyota RAV4 - (M5) AWD

    Pros: Can't decide on just one!

    Cons: I wouldn't mind if the rig had better pick up

    Advice: Be prepared to fall in love with driving again!

    I went in to test drive the most basic of models and wasn't thrilled. Then I drove the L model, fully loaded and knew it was gonna be mine!

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    3/29/2002 3:01:29 PM

    2002 Toyota Celica - GT (M5)

    Pros: potential horses/stylin/performance

    Cons: plastic

    Advice: buy it!!!for those of you who are just looking for a fun ride or on the racing industry, you'll love this fine machinery.

    well, what can i say. it,s my dream car and i have nothing against it. i guess you could say i adore it. it,s not built to replace the high revvin, turbo chargin supra which i've read in one of the articles. its ment to be driven by people like me. people who are wanting to experince what it's like to be inside a sport car but the same time afford it. i'm sure most of you missed the supra coz i am. so what? it's not like its the end of the world for all yo street race fanatics. i'm teelin you, this car has a lot of potential if you know how to fix it like a true dragg racer.(specially it's big bro the gt-s). and don't even compaire it to the honda civic. their lousy, almost every one i know drives one, all they have is good looks but has nothing against a celica. even the 1997 honda civic si's have no match to the gt-s. you just have to see for your self. the only thing i dont like is the plastic stuff...c'mon toyota you have to represent this fine piece of machinery. all you have to do is invest a couple of $ and you'll see the results. i'm tellin you, thers a lot of potential buyers out there just waiting for a change on your current trims...

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    3/28/2002 8:58:30 AM

    2002 Toyota 4Runner - Limited 4x4

    Pros: Quiet operation

    Cons: Limited headroom with sunroof

    Advice: Compare the resale values on 4-year-old Ford, Chevy, and Toyota SUVs. When I did, I was shocked at the difference.

    I've found the Limited with an exceptionally quiet engine and ride. With its V6 engine, it possesses all the power I need for both town and highway driving here in the Ozarks. The construction quality seems sublime when compared the 1998 Explorer Limited I've been driving. You won't get all the bells and whistles that US manufacturers are putting on SUVs but you will get quality, reliability, and intelligent design.