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Pros: ease or reaching the controls
Cons: noisy interior from the engine at expressway speeds
Advice: you will like this carA good car for the money, surprisingly spacious interior, the ride is smooth. A very nice care for the money
Pros: Manu-Matic Transmission
Cons: The Type S only comes in Manual, so for all of us that want to drive fast but dont like stick....
Advice: Great purchase, but dont expect alot of trunk room if you don't put the backseats downBeing a 17 year old teenager, of course the first thing I look for in a car is speed. I mean thats what we all want right? Well lucky for me my mother owns an Acura 2.5TL and needed service. The car that they lend you during service is the 2002 Acura RSX that I had been researching for weeks. Well after my dad brought me home from an away basketball game, and I saw it sitting in the garage, I almost flipped a sh!t. I always wanted to drive one of these!! So after I wolfed down my dinner I plotted to take it. Plan sucessful. Upon backing out of the driveway I noticed the stick could be moved over to the 'M' position. Ah Ha! The infamous manu-matic. All in all the car ride was amazing. The Manu-Matic transmission did not produce one problem. The stereo system was on point. The car control was very nice, as well as braking distance and acceleration time. Trunk space was adequate for a teenager like myself, and if more room is needed the backseats fold down. Upon return, I was trying to be sneaky. It's kinda hard to be sneaky if the music is blasting and the brights are on. Oh well....
Pros: ZR2 package, locker, 3rd door, POWER, looks, stout unit, 3:73's
Cons: the stock mats don't fit well with the floor undulation
Advice: buy molded floor mats to save your carpetSurprisingly awesome ride from a 4x4. Tracks great for having 31x10.50's on it. Plenty of torque to merge onto the highway or pass just about anything. 4 wheel anti lock disc brakes will stop this thing just as fast as it gets started. Very capable off road vehicle that will get you there in style. Works just as well going out on the town.
Pros: wood interior, headlights
Cons: rear seats are too firm
Advice: get an XJR :)I used to own a 1989 XJ6...this car has completely shooke me! Jaguar is probably the best car on the planet in its class! only a Bentley could beat it! my Jaggy had 120 000 miles when i had to sell it, no serious problems whatsoever! the ride is super-comfortable, engine is quiet and powerful, sharp turns were no problems even at law-breaking speeds! so why buy a boring mercedes or bimmer, get a grown-up car, start respecting yourself!
Pros: 7/100000 mile power train warranty
Advice: Don't settle for something you don't want or needThis truck is awsome, holds the road pretty good.
Pros: Auto shut off headlights
Cons: Stock stereo, it's kinda weak
Advice: If you get it, keep it clean and looking good. Baby it.I'm 21 and my car is my baby. It handles better than anything I've ever driven, and is the smoothest ride I've ever been in as well. I love that it has the 'get-up-and-go' when I want it and the 'whoa!' when I need it. As far as the looks go, mine doesn't look like the picture, it looks better with rounded headlights and a smooth hood. It also has no fog lamps, but rather openings for them, but those are covered. So I love the way it looks. It has indeed turned the head of many envious mini-van driving fathers, and guys my age as well.
Pros: Rear air
Cons: The rear seats aren't stowable within the van.
Advice: Compare value to similar models!The van is reasonably priced with all of its options. The model we drove had leather interior, sunroof, two tone body molding etc. The van comes equipped with 8-way driver seat and 4-way passenger seat auto. Rear air/with vent over every seat. The rear vent windows are elec as well as everything else[except the two side doors:(] The van has plenty of leg room, front and back. I was amazed at how quiet it was inside. Roadnoise is minimal and the engine is undetectable. This is really an amazing vehicle. Honda Odyssey minus the stowable rear seats, but $10,000 less.