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Used Wagons Ratings

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - AWD

    Pros: COMFORT

    Cons: cheesy wheel covers

    Advice: It is great! It is a family car...my husband says it is a total woman's car. it doesn't have a lighted vanity mirror though ladies :(

    I love my VIBE! It is cute, handles well, and is super comforable. I am a little disappointed in the interior though. I would like to have leather but I guess you can't have everything. If I had to say one bad thing about it is that it came with wheel covers that are pretty cheesy and cheap looking. They are not very sturdy and will not last long.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - Base FWD

    Pros: industrial dashboard configuration

    Cons: the fact that I don't have one in every color....hah

    Advice: Just a gander...and you'll be sold

    This is one amazing vehicle. It has everything and anything you could ever want. Its sleek and stylish yet not sports car looking. It handles wonderfully and i think it has very good power for the small-ish engine. I couln't be happier with any car. Its got this unique industrial look that is sure to not get outdated anytime soon, and it has these amazing amenities that most cars don't even offer. Like an in-dash 6 cd changer, and like 13 hidden compartments, and a wonderful sound system. I was completely sold on this from the second I saw it, and im so glad to now own it.

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    2002 Audi A4 - T (M5) FWD Front Trak Sedan

    Pros: CVT

    Cons: no automatic seats

    Advice: You have to drive it to believe it.

    The new CVT engine is phenomenal! I was concerned that the car was going to underpowered, but a long test drive showed that it is just not the case. The car is an amazing value for the sub-$30K price.

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    2003 Pontiac Vibe - Base FWD

    Pros: moon roof and room

    Cons: distinct lack of ponies

    Advice: get one while you can, these are going to be hot

    I approached the Vibe with suspicion. Having driven a 300 hp Chevy Caprice for the last 7 years gave pause. This was a small car by comparison, and I weigh 360 lbs. In this car I can get behind the wheel when the seat is postioned for my much shorter wife. The Vibe is deceiving. It has plenty of leg room, loads of head room, and an upright seating position that gives you an SUV feel. Even though this is a small car, it has more usable space than my much larger Caprice. Yesterday I carried 8 foot lumber with no trouble inside the car. I experienced some trouble mastering the washer/wiper controls, once squirting a car wash attendant with washer fluid while attempting to turn off the wipers. After that I spent some time to familiarize myself to them. The moon and tunes package is phenomenal, the sound system is more powerful than the motor. I realize now that my wife and I were not the target for the Vibe. I am 47 and definitely not the young crowd, we just wanted a station wagon. We drove a Taurus and I smacked my head getting into it, no good. Neither of us wanted a van, but we were drawn to the Vibe. It is an outstanding vehicle. Several people have come up to us and asked to look at the car. This is something I have never experienced before. It has looks, utility, comfort and economy, what a great little car!

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XRS (M6) FWD

    Pros: Sporty style

    Cons: 16' wheels

    Advice: If you purchase this car

    I love the way the XRS hugs the corners and sticks to the road, handling is exelent, very little body roll, shifting gears is easy and fun, seatting is confortable and roomy, acceleration is great once you learn the revs/speed and speed/gear shifting, you will have fun with this car, I do. Also a big PLUS, you can order TRD parts from selected dealerships to make this car faster and handle even better, warranty is better than any aftermarket parts anywhere, as long as your new car warranty.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD

    Pros: Versatility and well built

    Cons: ABS is hard to come by

    Advice: Contact Andrew Moore at Beltway Toyota in DC. If a dealer won't give you a price straight up for one, ignore them. Several dealers called me a liar when they asked what I was going to get from Andy...Honda Civic didn't even compare.

    Excellent car. Anyone in the DC area should consider contacting Andrew Moore of Beltway Toyota for a price. We purchased a loaded XR (ABS, 17' wheels, cruise, sports+ package, weather guard, 6 CD changer) for about 100 over invoice. No haggles and what we wanted. This car is in demand and with good reason, it handles excellently no matter what. We originally wanted a STD model but an XR with ABS swung us the extra.

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    2002 Audi A4 - T (M5) quattro Sedan

    Pros: Fit and finish of the interior. Top notch!

    Cons: Blind spot on the c-pillar.

    Advice: Beware of the esp/abs lights coming on anytime they feel like it. It's in the shop for the third time. I'm not too impressed with the service.

    Smooth, powerful and comfortable. Quiet, smooth-shifting transmission is great!