The Car Book 2003 Best Bets

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Hyundai Accent
Volkswagen Beetle
Nissan Sentra


Hyundai Elantra
Volkswagen Golf/GTI
BMW 3 Series
Honda Civic
Volkswagen Jetta


Acura TL
Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
Hyundai Sonata
Lexus ES 300
Lexus IS 300
Saab 9-5
Saturn L/LW
Toyota Avalon


Audi A8
Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Volvo 80 Series


Chrysler Town and Country
Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Voyager
Ford Windstar
Kia Sedona
Mazda MPV

Compact Pickup

Dodge Dakota

Standard Pickup

Ford F-Series

Small SUV

Honda CR-V
Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute

Mid-Size SUV

Acura MDX
Jeep Liberty
Lexus RX 300
Infiniti QX4

Large SUV

Dodge Durango