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Pros: Engine. 270 hp
Cons: Rear lift gate hard to close.
Advice: Pay for what you want because you earned the money.Look at the options wanted then the ones needed and this model seems well equiped. I have option group 3 which added keyless entry and cruise control. Chevrolet could come off a couple dollars and make these standard but I bought one anyways. Nice feel for a 4600 lb vehicle. Good acceleration. Traded in a sport sedan (Grand Prix GTP). Needed the room for the baby on the way. You do have to get used to the seatbelts that come from the seat. Look: 4 airbags for safety, 2 front and 2 front side w/ 4 wheel discs and ABS.
Pros: SMG gear box
Cons: interior, dont pay extra for the HK sound, not worth it
Advice: get SMG,this car reminds me when I drove a GoCart for the first time. Fun! Fun! Fun!, Especially with the SMG paddles, it's Grand Tourismo 2 in real life.
Pros: engine power
Advice: engine power like v 8 engineEXCELLENT DRIVING AND HANDLING CONTROL. LOTS OF ENGINE POWER
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.
Advice: ABS does improve handling, if your short choose option pkg 6moon roof takes up to much headroom, option package 6 required to get ABS but it forces the moonroof on you.
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.
Pros: Feeling of comfort
Cons: Actual passenger space and cargo space
Advice: Go for itAfter 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.