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Pros: Can't decide on just one!
Cons: I wouldn't mind if the rig had better pick up
Advice: Be prepared to fall in love with driving again!I went in to test drive the most basic of models and wasn't thrilled. Then I drove the L model, fully loaded and knew it was gonna be mine!
Pros: potential horses/stylin/performance
Advice: buy it!!!for those of you who are just looking for a fun ride or on the racing industry, you'll love this fine machinery.well, what can i say. it,s my dream car and i have nothing against it. i guess you could say i adore it. it,s not built to replace the high revvin, turbo chargin supra which i've read in one of the articles. its ment to be driven by people like me. people who are wanting to experince what it's like to be inside a sport car but the same time afford it. i'm sure most of you missed the supra coz i am. so what? it's not like its the end of the world for all yo street race fanatics. i'm teelin you, this car has a lot of potential if you know how to fix it like a true dragg racer.(specially it's big bro the gt-s). and don't even compaire it to the honda civic. their lousy, almost every one i know drives one, all they have is good looks but has nothing against a celica. even the 1997 honda civic si's have no match to the gt-s. you just have to see for your self. the only thing i dont like is the plastic stuff...c'mon toyota you have to represent this fine piece of machinery. all you have to do is invest a couple of $ and you'll see the results. i'm tellin you, thers a lot of potential buyers out there just waiting for a change on your current trims...
Pros: Quiet operation
Cons: Limited headroom with sunroof
Advice: Compare the resale values on 4-year-old Ford, Chevy, and Toyota SUVs. When I did, I was shocked at the difference.I've found the Limited with an exceptionally quiet engine and ride. With its V6 engine, it possesses all the power I need for both town and highway driving here in the Ozarks. The construction quality seems sublime when compared the 1998 Explorer Limited I've been driving. You won't get all the bells and whistles that US manufacturers are putting on SUVs but you will get quality, reliability, and intelligent design.
Pros: Smooth ride
Cons: Third row seating is difficult to get in and out of
Advice: Buy XLE model with traction control. Get invoice pricing before you see dealerOverall the Sienna delivered an excellent ride. Punch the accelerator and it takes off. It handled well and has a soft suspension which gave a smooth ride. Excellent visibility all around. Comfortable and easy to get in and out of seating except third row seats. Getting in and out of third row is a chore. Interior is roomy and controls are well laid out. Overall an excellent choice for a mini van
Pros: Combination of cargo room and good fuel economy
Cons: Small gas tank on the 4WD (11.9 gal.)
Advice: Pick up a better tire-iron, the one it comes with is wimpy.We got the Matrix 4WD since the winters in Wyoming can be harsh. Its acceleration is sufficient and its handling is quick and responsive. The Matrix is just about perfect for us; a couple just out of college. It is quite fun to drive. A hiccup we have noticed is that the 4-speed transmission shifts really hard as the car crests a hill. The only other concern was that as a new model we weren’t sure about the reliability. Since the Matrix has mostly Corrola guts we are optimistic.
Pros: quite ride
Advice: noneGreat Car! This is the second Camary 4 cylinder LE that I am purchsing. The first was 1992 version and it's still serving my family very well. 2002, Even though the car has been enlarged size/weight wise, the new 4 cyl engine seems to have more than enough power for the car. Also the standard equiptment on the LE version seems to have everything that I need from a car. i.e. CD player, power windows, AC. I went on a road trip this past weekend, and the 3 hr drive each way was just a 3 hrs of relaxation. =) My only complaint about the 2002 camary is that: 1. trasmission seems to catch a little abruptly when accelerating from a stop. 2. breaks seems to fade right before the car comes to a complete stop. It's initial bite on the brake is great, but at low speeds it wants to continue rolling, making me break extra hard the last few feet. Is anyone else having these problems?
Pros: Nimble handling. Power
Cons: fuel mileage
Advice: If this is your first SUV, you'll be shocked by the fuel mileage.Easy to drive. Feels like your driving a car instead of a truck. Power delivery is smooth. Currently I'm averaging 17 mpg which i consider poor. (Note: This is my first SUV. My other car is a 1988 Corolla)