Garry's 7 Best

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Garry L. Dye

 

Chief Operating Officer & Road Test Editor

#1

2002 BMW 330i / 330Ci

Available in either sedan or coupe, the 2002 3-series represents a good blend of luxury and performance. They are very comfortable, user friendly and highly refined. Whenever you feel the need to for spirited driving, the 330 cars deliver with unmatched prowess.

#2 

2002 Lexus IS 300

As the most significant BMW 3-series challenger from Japan, the IS 300 comes with a unique personality all of its own. This marvelous car exudes supreme quality, meticulous attention to details, and a styling theme that appeals to both young and old.

Review on 2002 SportCross   Review on 5-speed

#3

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser is retro-history, yet all modern in it's approach. It is part truck, mini-minivan, car, and custom rod all wrapped into one great looking, well executed automobile. The price makes it even more successful.

Road Test on PT Cruiser

#4

2003 Mazda6

The all-new Mazda6 has the goods to become a sales success. Its optional 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 belts out 218-hp and 192 lb/ft of torque. But it's the powerful, modern styling that makes this sports sedan so alluring.

Initial Review on Mazda6

#5 

2002 Pontiac Vibe GT

Many Americans are beginning to see the benefits of cross-over vehicles versus conventional SUVs. The Vibe GT is a great example of how to combine SUV utility with a splash of sports car zest.

Initial Review on Vibe GT Concept

#6

2003 Infinity G35

The all-new G35 isn't just a rear-wheel-drive Nissan Altima. With advancements in sportiness, roominess and technology, the new G35 is world's ahead of its predecessor. The 260-hp 3.5-liter engine easily motivates this luxury-packed driver's car.    

 

#7

2002 BMW 530i sedan

Generally speaking, very few automobiles sold in America can better the BMW 5-series. The more expensive 540 models have more muscle, but the smooth 225-hp inline-6 in the 530 has plenty of power for most drivers. Prices start at $39,450.

  

 

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