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2002 BMW M3
“Even bystanders who don't know the difference between an M3 and a garden variety 3 Series Coupe might recognize that this car is hot.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
5.0 
2
2002 Honda S2000
“The S2000's long-hood, short-trunk design places the cockpit well back in the vehicle and creates a 50/50 weight distribution that contributes to its excellent handling.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
4.9 
3
2002 Acura NSX-T
“All-aluminum unibody construction and lightweight aluminum suspension components give the car a nimble feel, despite its large dimensions, and the electrically assisted power steering provides sublime feedback.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette
“The Corvette endures because it has always represented a performance value.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
2002 Acura RSX
“Front bucket seats are very supportive with large side bolsters to keep you in place.” — Chicago Tribune   See More Reviews
4.6 
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG
“Mercedes claims the new top, along with improved aerodynamics, endows the CLK cockpit with best-in-class quiet, registering interior noise levels that are hushed by 2 dBA at 100 mph.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.6 
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2002 Porsche 911
“It still requires a skilled driver to extract its full potential, but even those who only manage to scratch the surface of its vast reserves of performance will be thrilled with the results.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
“1.8-liter, four-cylinder cranks out a modest 138 horsepower, but in a light car that is sufficient to make this tiny two-seater scamper to 60 miles per hour in 6.95 seconds.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
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2002 Audi TT
“Way cool amber red leather interior with wide-lace baseball-type stitching makes the cabin of the [TT] roadster look like a giant catcher's mitt.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
4.4 
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2002 Lexus SC 430
“Occupants feel some bumps more curtly than expected, but there's no overreaction from the car's firm yet largely yielding suspension.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.4 
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2002 Porsche Boxster
“From a practical standpoint, the Boxster is eminently livable. The top can be raised or lowered at a moment's notice, making top-down motoring an easy decision.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.4 
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2002 Ford Thunderbird
“This Thunderbird is a thoroughly modern luxury roadster that is based on the Lincoln LS and its excellent front-engine, rear-drive platform.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.2 
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2002 Toyota Celica
“The dashboard is downright cool...modern, minimalist and curvy.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.9 
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
“The GT and GTS roll on new 17-inch, 5-finned spoke wheels, while the mid-range GS has new, stylish 16-inch aluminum wheels. Even the entry RS has new aluminum 5-spoke, 15-inch wheels.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
3.7 
10
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
“We've driven vehicles three times the price of the Eclipse that didn't feel as tight.” — American Woman Road and Travel   See More Reviews
3.6 
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2002 Chrysler Sebring
“I particularly liked the large, clock-like white-faced gauges that changed to a soft luminescent blue at night.” — Canadian Driver   See More Reviews
3.0 
2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
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2002 Aston Martin Vanquish
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2002 Audi S4
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2002 Audi S6
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2002 Audi S8
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2002 BMW M
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2002 BMW M5
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2002 BMW Z3
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2002 BMW Z8
“So potent is the engine, the car seems to fly forward rather than roll.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2002 Bentley Continental
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro
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2002 Chrysler Prowler
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2002 Dodge Viper
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2002 Ferrari 360 Modena
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2002 Ferrari 456M
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2002 Ferrari 575M
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2002 Jaguar XK8
“...the XK8 embraces the E-Type heritage with its long torpedo-shape body, close-knit cockpit and lavish use of polished walnut and cream-colored Connolly leather.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
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2002 Jaguar XKR
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2002 Lamborghini Murcielago
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2002 Lotus Esprit
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2002 Maserati Coupe
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2002 Maserati Spyder
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL600
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320
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2002 Mercury Cougar
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2002 Pontiac Firebird
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
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