"Dollars for donuts, this is one of the best cars you could buy. If you're looking for performance, you've got it. 255 stock hp (02 & 03), and a sport suspension on the SE package. It's even faster than a lot of BMWs and "true" sports cars from those years! If you're looking for luxury, you've got it. A grocery list of available ammenities, including leather, heated seats/steering wheel, power everything, and Nav system. I've owned an '03 SE automatic for over two years now. Other than routine maintenance, I've had no issues with this car, and it has 136,000 miles on the clock. The only drawback for me, personally, is that the AT can be a bit sluggish to downshift when you want to punch it a little, but it's still pretty responsive. So if you're looking for more of a performance feel, get the six speed (I would've if I could've.) Premium gas is not required, but recommended, and you get a little better mileage from it. Careful with that Bose system though. It's glitchy (bad connections on the back of the head unit). If that's a selling point, don't bother. Get something else, something BETTER, for cheaper at a car audio store. (I know what I'm talking about. I work for Bose, actually.)
All in all though, a great car! Don't buy a boring Toyota!"
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