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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
#2199 of 3871 Upon a good, long extendo-glance at a 2002 Kia Spectra
Apr 19, 2003 (7:53 pm)
sedan on the road tonight I hereby proclaim Kia's Spectra sedan the best looking small low-end car on the road. Bar none. Kia just plain has the others beat in the body design department. I drive a 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4 but if Jerry Smith Chev-Buick-Kia of Anacortes, WA had stocked the 2002 Kia Spectra sedans by that day(Sept.29,2001)I bought my Sportage I would have picked up an '02 Spectra sedan. Turns out we were about 2 weeks early for Jerry's to receive their first '02 Spectra's ever so the '01 Pepper Red Sportsman is what we drove off in. It's turned out to be a good choice as it can carry more stuff and we're going to get a hitchkit and a 5x8 RoadForce trailer with ventilation roll-open window on the roof and window on the side so we can not only haul stuff with it we can sleep in it while camping and stuff our two Pomeranians and our Norwegian Forest cat in it, too. I'm gettin' itchy to hit the road and see some American country this summer, eh?!! =:)
#2200 of 3871 Fastest Sedans under 15k - New and Used
May 04, 2003 (6:24 pm)
I was just wondering, where is a good place where I can find stock 0-60 times (for autos) for a bunch of under 15k sedans? I'm looking for the sportiest of the sporty here.
Same goes for used...because I would guess a V6 Nissan Maxima would kill all the new 4 bangers coming out.
If anyone has that info, thanks in advance.
May 04, 2003 (6:54 pm)
Fastest does NOT equal sportiest!!!
The Corolla posts better #s than a Protege, but a Protege kills it in driving fun, steering feel, cornering, and smiles/miles, the last of which cannot be measured - you have to drive one to experience it.
May 04, 2003 (7:39 pm)
Sporty != Speed. If you want sheer speed, I'm sure you can find a used Maxima under $15k. You might even be able to find a slightly used Neon SRT, Focus SVT, or Sentra SE-R Spec IV for around $15k if you want something newer, and smaller. I know some of the car mags publish summaries of their tests in the back of the mags, including 0-60 times.
May 04, 2003 (9:00 pm)
I think the Spectra is pretty nice looking too, unfortunately it's the worst car I've ever had the displeasure to drive.
May 04, 2003 (9:44 pm)
I'm not saying fastest=sportiest by any means, I know a lot better than to say that. But I am looking for a fairly small sedan that can put up a good 0-60 time.
The most annoying thing to me with my car now (01 Tib), besides lack of room, is constantly revving the engine hard for speed. I'm looking for more torque, less rev...and I would guess a Maxima would be best for that.
I think revving is the way with Sentras, Focuses, and Neons. I may be wrong, though. Any ideas on other cars?
May 05, 2003 (6:12 am)
"I'm looking for more torque, less rev"
The Sentra with the 2.5L is pretty torquey and you shouldn't need to rev it that hard to make it move.
"But I am looking for a fairly small sedan that can put up a good 0-60 time."
If you need an automatic, the only choices I can think of would be a Sentra with the 2.5L or a Jetta 1.8T. If you can drive manual, the Neon SRT is the fastest 0-60 by far.
May 05, 2003 (7:55 am)
"think the Spectra is pretty nice looking too, unfortunately it's the worst car I've ever had the displeasure to drive."
The reality often is.....you get what you pay for.
#2207 of 3871 Manual/Auto
May 05, 2003 (8:28 pm)
Thing is, I can drive a stick, I just get sick of it. It's fun when I feel like it, it's not fun when driving through Atlanta traffic each day. Thanks for the cars, I looked up more info on the Sentra and I liked the torque lines on it. Gonna do the same for the Jetta.
Anyone have other ideas on cars? Thanks.
#2208 of 3871 J.D. Power's survey on initial quality
May 08, 2003 (10:58 am)
The latest survey is out and the current model year of my car, the Toyota Echo, is tied for second in its category. First was the Corolla and the car the Echo tied with was the Mitsubishi Lancer.
Overall, Toyota's vehicles were above the industry average while Hyundai and Kia were below the industry average. In fact, Kia was third from the bottom.
Okay, let the spinning begin.