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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XRS (M6) FWD

    Pros: Red Out interior / running fog and headlights

    Cons: speaker system..good but not extreame

    Advice: Test it out....... Take it home...

    I love my Matrix xrs!!! I bought my matrix with 30 miles on it, and every mile I put on my matrix is another mile of FUN!! This car definatly attracts attention, with its eye-catching exterior!! But the best part about it is the joy I have from imside the car.

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    2002 Audi A4 - 3.0 (A5) quattro Sedan

    Pros: Drive train.

    Cons: Could use a little wider leg well.

    Advice: I'm glad I got the 6 cylinder. But you'll save a bundle if you can live with the 1.8T.

    I went without the sport package. I was willing to sacrifice a little handling performance for a slightly smoother ride and all season tires. I heard this year's regular suspension is roughly what last year's sport suspension was anyway. A vey well finished interior. I thought it was much nicer than the BMW 3 series. Very contemporary exterior with a lot of class. Somewhat understated at first glance but then you begin to notice the trim. Nice sound system. Great power at all speeds. Tiptronic is nice on a long grade to select the gear you want. But I use the auto sport mode if I'm winding through tight curves on a back road. Great buy.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XRS (M6) FWD

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Stalling

    Advice: Stay away from XRS until this stalling issue is sorted out.

    I own one. It has 5000 miles on it. It stalls infrequently but is consistantly doing so. The bad part is this: So far Toyota says they cannot find anything wrong so they cannot fix it. They called and said they could not find anything wrong, although they experienced the stalling. They told me I could pick up my car! I could not believe it. So, I am pressing it further. The car has now been in 2 weeks and 6 days with no fix as of yet. I have confirmed 2 other people with the exact same symptoms. One has settled with GM on his 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT (same as XRS). The other is going to his dealer in Canada this week. I just want everyone to know what is up with this otherwise nice automobile. Thanks.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - AWD

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: power windows/locks not standard

    Advice: Buy it now with what is available. Hard for some dealers to get.

    The interior seats are very comfortable & roomy. My husband has back problems & was very pleased with the comfort level. He could not drive nor ride in my prior car for longer than 1/2 hour. There are enough compartments for all your odds & ends that you need in your vehicle. Appearance, smooth ride, enough room for my 3 dogs, & laptop/cell phone accessibility sold us. If I knew financing would have lowered I would have waited the 2 weeks before I bought.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - Base FWD

    Pros: Comfrotable front seat, easy to get into.

    Cons: Antenea on top hits garage door

    Advice: Don't get optional 17-inch wheels. They come with high performance tires, which are Not for snow, expensive to replace..

    I LOVE IT! It is sharp looking. The front seat is very roomy and extremely comfortable. It is very easy to get into, you just step straight in, not up or down. Lots of head room. Engine very powerful for a 4-cylinder. Wouldn't know it was a 4-cylinder. Shifts very smooth. Nice cargo area. Note: Optional 17-inch aluminum wheels come with high performance tires. These are NOT for snow and are very expensive to replace. PONTIAC ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE IS AWESOME.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD

    Pros: The VERY sporty, racy looks - Interior & especially the exterior. The RED panel readout is so cool!

    Cons: Power door locks don't automatically lock once the car is in motion.

    Advice: Get it - and do it NOW! Get the XR and get it FULLY LOADED ~ You will LOVE IT!

    This little car hugs the road wonderfully. Steering is solid and has got nice tight brakes. The driving position gives you a good commanding view of the road as well. I don't experience problems with wind noise which is great - even with the sun/moonroof opened up. This is definitely a sporty ride and the fuel efficiency is good too. Be prepared for lots of looks in this lil' baby -It's looks (especially in the RED XR) are amazing... You are a celebrity all of a sudden! ENJOY!!

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - Base FWD

    Pros: Aggressive styling

    Cons: none

    Advice: Great Buy in a highly competive market

    Balance, precision, & style in a price range that made this purchase a good investment. Best Bet.