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Car 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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    2/10/2002 12:44:30 PM

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4

    Pros: engine power

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: engine power like v 8 engine

    EXCELLENT DRIVING AND HANDLING CONTROL. LOTS OF ENGINE POWER

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    2/9/2002 7:38:22 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Camaro - Z28 Coupe

    Pros: High performance combined with excellent fuel economy.

    Cons: Being a 2 door they are sometimes a bit awkward.

    Advice: Shop the internet to find what you truly want.

    My 2001 Z-28 coupe is a great auto. I shopped all over the southwest for a low content vehicle, so it took a while to find what I wanted. The manual shift trans (a no-cost option to the automatic) nets a 3.42 rear axle instead of a 2.73. I'm getting 19.5 mpg in town and 6 gears (top 2 are overdriven) is great for hiway use. GM has a great websight to assist an individual in locating cars nationwide. My experience was very positive.

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    2/9/2002 9:49:41 AM

    2002 Hyundai Sonata - LX (M5)

    Pros: looks

    Cons: moonroof

    Advice: ABS does improve handling, if your short choose option pkg 6

    moon roof takes up to much headroom, option package 6 required to get ABS but it forces the moonroof on you.

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    2/9/2002 9:31:56 AM

    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer - LS

    Pros: She drives like a big go cart. Lotsa fun!!

    Cons: The center consule is both too low and not long enough. Can't rest right arm on the console and touch the steering wheel. I am trying to find an aftermarket something? to set on top of it to make this more comfy on longer drives.

    Advice: I heard next year a bit larger engine is in store. Get a better price.

    This car handles quite well around the twisty roads in my areas. 40 mph curves be had at 65. Road noise is average. Verry roomy! Pretty good CD sterio. The engine doesn't really kick in till 3000 rpm. Then its fair. It's loaded up pretty nice. I did think it is a bit pricy. I paid $15,897. I would have been happier at about $1000 less, but still it's a well built car and if it's pretty much trouble free to 100,000 miles I'll be more than happy with the price.

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    2/8/2002 3:08:04 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - GXE (M5)

    Pros: Feeling of comfort

    Cons: Actual passenger space and cargo space

    Advice: Go for it

    After having test driven 2 different Sentras I was hooked. The seating could be more comfortable and there could be more leg room, but I get an overpowering sense of comfort. It was well equiped on the GXE models without adding anything, and this I really liked.

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    2/8/2002 11:51:39 AM

    2002 Ford Explorer - Limited 4x4

    Pros: Performance, Features and Towing Capacity

    Cons: Sloping cargo area with third seat down

    Advice: Avoid the 3rd seat unless you need it.

    This LTD version came with all the options and is performing flawlessly since driving it out of the dealership. Great power with the V8 and rides very comfortably. Lots of human engineering went into this new design. The only drawback being the sloping cargo floor when the third seat is down. Rolling objects will fall out when the hatch is opened.

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    2/8/2002 1:58:54 AM

    2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x2 SD Crew Cab Short Box

    Pros: size of the interior and the 6 way power seats

    Cons: My truck is perfect and sound

    Advice: Go with the 4 door crew cab it's worth the small price for the extra room

    I test drove this truck up and down the highway with good take off speed for a truck of its size and weight. This truck is solid and quiet. The captain seats are must on the crew cab. They are firm but comfortable. There is alot of storage space inside the cab with a good size space behind the rear seat. Ford did a great job combining the look and feel of a big truck while still making it a comfortable ride on long trips.