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2004 Audi A8
“Throttle response is gratifying, to say the least. Whether taking off from a stoplight or jetting up to cruising speed on the freeway, a solid rush of power is always on tap.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2004 BMW 525
“The front strut and rear multilink suspensions soak up the imperfections on the asphalt with poise. Push it harder through the turns and the 5 corners with tremendous grip and stability.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 BMW 530
“The front strut and rear multilink suspensions soak up the imperfections on the asphalt with poise. Push it harder through the turns and the 5 corners with tremendous grip and stability.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 BMW 545
“The front strut and rear multilink suspensions soak up the imperfections on the asphalt with poise. Push it harder through the turns and the 5 corners with tremendous grip and stability.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 BMW 745
“Interior manages to be serious and yet provide enough warmth.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500
“The CL features an Active Body Control suspension system that minimizes body motions while cornering by using hydraulic springs to keep the car level.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320
“The sedan's well-appointed cabin features a two-tone dash with wood accents, top-grade materials and nicely dampened controls.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500
“The sedan's well-appointed cabin features a two-tone dash with wood accents, top-grade materials and nicely dampened controls.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430
“Virtually every convenience imaginable, from massaging front seats to electric door-close assists, and the most sophisticated passenger-car safety technology money can buy.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500
“Virtually every convenience imaginable, from massaging front seats to electric door-close assists, and the most sophisticated passenger-car safety technology money can buy.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.0 
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2004 BMW 325
“Handsome...and destined to age well.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2004 BMW 330
“Functional and understated, this is simply one of the best interiors available.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.7 
2
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2004 Lexus LS 430
“Switch on the massaging, heated rear seats and you'll never want to get out.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2004 Audi A6
“The 3.0-liter engine is silky smooth and has been tuned for a pleasant exhaust note.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.5 
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2004 Audi allroad
“Plus, the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine makes 250 horsepower - enough to reach 60 mph in a plenty-quick 7.7 seconds.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.5 
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2004 Lincoln LS
“Comfortable but not particularly stylish inside, the LS boasts seats that suit most drivers, plus a proper assortment of logically arranged controls. Although some materials inside don't present a feeling of luxury, the LS is nevertheless comfortable. For a sedan of this size, however, the back seat is a bit tight. No complaints about the gearbox; it's responsive and we like how the manual gate is set to the side.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
3.5 
3
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton
“Our test car was equipped with a 4.2-liter, 335-hp, 317-lb-ft V8, the same engine in the A8 L, and we found it a delight (a W12 engine is optional), with a wonderful exhaust growl, something you don't expect in a luxury car.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.5 
3
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2004 Volvo S80
“When it comes to ride comfort, feature content and uncompromised safety, the S80 excels, but for those who prefer a little sport in their sedans, the S80 will leave you wishing for more.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.5 
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2004 Acura TL
“High-intensity headlights are a real plus.” — The Detroit News   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Cadillac CTS
“While the automatic is a gem of a transmission, it's the manual that makes for a rare treat in this Cadillac, since it has been nearly 20 years since a manual tranny has seen the inside of a Caddy.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Cadillac DeVille
“The overall interior design isn't up to the standards of the DeVille's European or Japanese competition, but the majority of the controls are easy to decipher, and build quality is generally good, if not exceptional.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Jaguar S-TYPE
“Slathered in real wood and sumptuous leather, the Jaguar S-Type's interior has few competitors that are as opulently trimmed.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Jaguar XJ
“Stiffer chassis and lighter weight help this big cat feel more nimble than before.” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Lexus GS 300
“The interior is a tasteful, calm, whisper-quiet environment in which to do your driving business.” — American Woman Road and Travel   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Lexus GS 430
“The interior is a tasteful, calm, whisper-quiet environment in which to do your driving business.” — American Woman Road and Travel   See More Reviews
3.2 
4
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2004 Volvo S60
“The heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls are well designed and easy to operate, with big buttons that use Volvo's clever metaphoric design to direct the airflow.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Volvo V70
“Occupants are shielded by a safety-cell structure and active seats designed to prevent whiplash injuries. Airbags are positioned ahead, beside and above.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2004 Acura RL
“The 3.5RL follows Acura's successful formula of providing a long list of standard luxury features in a single model. The only option is a navigation system.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.0 
5
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2004 INFINITI M45
“On the road, the M45 feels a little like an Olympic sprinter in a tuxedo. Interior ambiance is rich and elegant, while the big engine, driving the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic with a manual shift mode, provides authoritative thrust.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.0 
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2004 INFINITI Q45
“It's balanced well for driving on twisting roads and it's very stable at high speeds. Its ride quality is firm yet sophisticated.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.0 
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2004 Saab 9-5
“Each [trim level] has a distinct personality, with individual interior styles, different performance levels, and different price points to suit the priorities of their buyers.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.0 
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2004 Audi A4
“Whisper-quiet interior” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
2.7 
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2004 Cadillac Seville
2.7 
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2004 Lexus IS 300
“Inside the beltline is low, letting in lots of light and a great view.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
2.5 
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2004 Jaguar X-TYPE
“Over several hundred miles behind the wheel of an X-Type, the rigidity of the chassis, build quality and quiet cabin all impressed us as true near-luxury sedan stuff.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
2.2 
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2004 Lincoln Town Car
“The Town Car is appealing for its spacious seating for six people and a trunk that provides cavernous storage for luggage and golf clubs.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
2.2 
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
“The six-speed manual makes the Miata more pleasant to drive because the engine doesn't have to rev as high at freeway speeds.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
0.5 
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
“The Evolution's (no VIII on its badge) driving environment is workaday; its steering is quick, precise, and light, and its shifter has short, positive throws.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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