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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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    2/3/2002 3:50:52 PM

    2002 Jeep Liberty - Limited Edition 4x2

    Pros: Wife: cute ; Husband: acceleration

    Cons: Gas milage

    Advice: Currently has rebate that makes it more affordable than CRV

    This is my first Jeep, and so far my wife and I love it. It is solid, has lots of acceleration, and rides comfortably for a SUV. I have been impressed with the fit and finish, and the smoothness of the engine. My wife really likes the height of the vehicle, so she can see over traffic. It has a love it or not appearance, but we both love it. The interior is unique, but everything seems to be easy to easy to reach and use.

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    2/3/2002 2:49:14 PM

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Regular Cab Short Box

    Pros: Comfort

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Get one

    Bought one the same day. The 4.7 Magnum V8 is plenty in the Regular Cab.

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    2/3/2002 1:41:33 PM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 S (M5)

    Pros: styling and performance

    Cons: dash center

    Advice: excellent car for family and daily commutes

    Mahhhvelous.The 175hp four cyl. engine is surprisingly powerful.Performance and handling are super.More interrior room than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.Head turning good looks,comfort and horsepower/torque make the car a serious contender.All this for less money than the Camry and Accord.Anyone looking for a midsize four door sedan do yourself a favor and try the Altima.You will be pleasantly surprised.

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    2/2/2002 10:10:52 AM

    2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 - SLE 4x4

    Pros: Seat warmers

    Cons: The brakes don't last.

    Advice: Get the 3 quarter ton.

    I have owned 3 suburbans since 1991. 2 Chev's and 1 GMC. 2 half tons and one 3 quarter ton. Definately go with the 3 quarter ton. But expect high maintenance cost. In ten years I would say my average cost is at least $200.00 per month on new brakes. Plan to replace the brakes every 3 to 4 months. My current Chev 2500 I have 51,000 miles on it and have replaced the pads 5 times front and rear. New rotors on the front at 27,000 miles and just had all new brakes all the way around including rear drums at 45,000 miles.

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    2/2/2002 7:16:45 AM

    2002 Chrysler Prowler - Base

    Pros: The retro Hot Rod LOOK!

    Cons: no cigarette lighter

    Advice: talk to the owners at www.prowleronline.com Ask questions

    Simply stated, you will get more smiles per mile with a Prowler. Great, fun cruising street rod. Lots of aftermarket upgrades available now, for appearance or performance. Want to know more? Go to www.prowleronline.com and ask the owners directly your questions, they will be glad to help you.

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    2/2/2002 4:34:09 AM

    2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 Coupe

    Pros: Panorama Roof.

    Cons: Special order takes time!

    Advice: Must get the Panorama roof

    I been trying so many cars but C230 is my favorate fun car to own at the moment. Powerful, quite interior and comfortable drive. Not a leather fan, but moonroof is a must in this car.

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    2/1/2002 8:46:31 PM

    2002 Acura TL - Base

    Pros: Dip down passenger side mirror - SOOOO cute!

    Cons: Bottoms out a bit. Also don't like the blind spot on the passenger side - caused by passenger mirror.

    Advice: Only problem I've had has been that the passenger side airbag failed - Acura gave me a rental (another TL) and I was on my way without another thought. Good service!

    I bought my 2002 TL in August - one of the first ones out of the chute. It has exceptional performance in all areas. Fill it with (High Octane) gas and it zooms - faster from 0-80 than most other comparably priced vehicles. Comfortable heated leather seats, seat memory and heated outside mirrors are a definite plus for the price. No other car it its class offers so many options - and remains in 'the class' for the price. You can't go any other way. I have the rear louver, visor, and bra...the car looks very sharp - I get compliments daily! I love it! You can't get more options for your buck.