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Pros: exterior looks
Cons: POOR TIRES , HORRIBLE TIRES THAT COME ON THIS CAR
Advice: Drive this car a lot -- BEFORE BUYING preferably on a windy day (this car wanders all over)Before buying, excellent driving .. After purchasing, horrible tires make this a poor handling car.. I live in the flat Midwest and on a windy day, this car BLOWS .... you all over the road.. If you are over 6 foot with decent size legs, do not buy this car.. I am 6 foot 2 with decent size legs and it is cramped .. especially by the foot pedal..
Pros: interior space
Cons: the non adjustable seat bottoms
Advice: drive the CE for a day and see if you have to go to the chiropractorthis is a super car and the most car for the money out there. i like everything about the car except for the non adjustable seat bottoms that come on the CE model-buyer beware! they are almost horizontal. to get the thigh and butt height adjustment, you have to go with the S or LE model. i had a backache for 3 weeks. aside from that the car is nearly flawless. 40 MPG, amazing interior space, next to silent highway driving, zippy performance. also-the base stereo sound system leaves much to be desired.
Pros: Sits high so you don't feel dwarfed by all of the SUVs on the road
Cons: Not alot of leg room in the front seat - not good for tall people
Advice: Get the S - the upgraded appearance is worth the extra moneyI am very pleased with this car. I bought it new and have driven it for about 4500 miles. It is very comfortable, sits high (which is nice if you are short), drives smoothly, feels sturdy. I like the look of the car - it doesn't look cheaply made though it is less expensive. Everyone who has ridden in this car has commented about how nice it is.
Pros: The cruise control.
Cons: No beep when I lock the car remotely.
Advice: The is a great car. Buy it.This car is a bargain. It handles great and it routinely exceeds my expectations.
Pros: Leather interior in an affordable car
Cons: No power seat on drivers side
Advice: Buy it!!!Having had two Jetta's the last several years, I was reluctant to test a new vehicle. I saw the new 2002 Corolla in a dealers lot, and it was love at first sight. I purchased it the following morning and love it!
Cons: rear view (too obstructed by rear head rests)
Advice: At least check it out it's worth your time at the very least.I drove it for an hour and I enjoyed every sec. It's like a baby lexus, but without the whole in your pocket. It handles excellent, accelerates well, and looks like a million.