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11/28/07 11:34 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-07
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I actually test drove about one of everything yesterday. New car shopping for my wife. We drove the 2.5 with CVT. Everything about that car was smooth. The transmission of course doesn't 'shift' like a regular auto. It does rev if you step on it but mostly it just purrs along at an optimum RPM. I was suprised by the power of the 4 cyl, I thought it would be gutless but it actually has a little bit of grunt for a commuter. It has a HUGE well lit speedo, you won't be able to tell the cops you didn't know how fast you were going. It has speed sensitive power assisted steering which means at freeway speeds its firm and at low speeds its super low effort. You could literally park it with one finger. Pretty cool. Now it is no sports car or performance sedan, brakes were just alright and you're not gonna win any drag races. But if you wanted a commuter to get from point A to point B in peace and quite with no hiccups to worry about this is the car. Cons were lack of trunk space, kinda cheap interior, and VERY limited leg and head room for rear passengers. More on the other cars later.
11/29/07 1:31 AM
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Edited: 29-Nov-07
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The 2.5 had a huge recall recently, not sure if the new models are affected or not. In general I would stay away from Nissan, usually have poor reliability scores. If you're getting it for way below MSRP, go for it.. if not, I would look elsewhere.
11/30/07 1:56 PM
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We actually bought a scion tc, way too much car for the money to ignore. Reliability is a big thing for me and the tc has the camry motor.
12/21/07 11:20 PM
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Edited: 21-Dec-07 11:34 PM
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You should check out the Lincoln MKZ. Award winning interior, audio system, and one of Wards top ten engines. Excellent trunk space, 265 HP, 27 MPG Hwy. 3.5L V6. Nice car all around. Available in AWD, and very safe car too. And my favorite, heated and cooled seats! Low $30K's Oh, and nothing rides like a Lincoln! ;) http://www.dragtimes.com/images/10715-2007-Lincoln-MKZ.jpg http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_chicago/lincoln/mkz/images/04.jpg
12/22/07 2:18 PM
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Edited: 22-Dec-07
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"Reliability is a big thing for me and the tc has the camry motor." The same one with the sludge problems? Mark
12/22/07 10:00 PM
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Wasn't that the late 90's? I think that has long since been resolved.
12/23/07 11:10 AM
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Edited: 23-Dec-07
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Basically Toyota told the 3.5 million people in the class action lawsuit to go fuck themselves. Mark
12/23/07 2:19 PM
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Edited: 23-Dec-07
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"Basically Toyota told the 3.5 million people in the class action lawsuit to go fuck themselves. " no they did not!!!!!! toyota is the second coming of christ in corporate form and NEVER MAKES MISTAKES!!!! PRIUS!!!!!

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