New Cars Fall, 2001: Prices and Reviews
If you're new to Edmunds.com, or are new to the car-buying experience, here is how to use our guides. Read the articles about dealer holdbacks, buying your next new automobile, and leasing tips. Then study the make and model that you're interested in. You'll find a representative photo of the vehicle, followed by a synopsis of "What's New?" for the model year. Then, a short review provides our opinion of the car. An extensive listing of standard equipment for each trim level comes next, telling you what items are included in the base price of the vehicle. The first paragraph pertains to the base model, and if more than one trim level is available, successive paragraphs will explain what additional features the additional trim levels include over the base model. Next is the meat of this guide: the pricing data. Each vehicle has base invoice price and base MSRP listed for each trim level, and the destination charge, which is the cost of shipping the vehicle from the factory to the dealer. Following the base prices and destination charge is a listing of all the optional equipment available on the vehicle from the factory. You'll notice that some models do not have option listings. This is because the automaker includes the most popular accessories as standard equipment on a particular trim level, and any additional items that you might like to add to the vehicle will have to be purchased from and installed by the dealer, or are installed at the port of entry. Generally, you can haggle about 25 percent off dealer-installed accessories with little effort.
Looking for the exact specifications of your dream car? Check the back of this book, where you'll find charts displaying the length ofthe vehicle, the curb weight of the vehicle, and how much horsepower the base engine makes, among others. This format allows you to easily locate and compare specifications between different models and trim levels.