Thread: Better deal?
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
mikefocke
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Thoughts

'01 S
Pluses
Cost $3k less
More torque so easier to drive in town without shifting gears as often
Additional weakness of 6 speed CV joint boots tend to fail earlier than the base

'03 Base
Pluses
glass window, no chop
glove compartment
some say the 5 speed has better gear ratios
less acceleration so you can put your foot down harder/longer
Minuses
less torque, more shifting
costs more
MOST radio wiring troublesome

I assume they are equipped exactly the same. If not you'd have to add those differences to the list.

Drive both and decide what you like and which better fits your driving style and location. Get a PPI on the one you decide.
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