A friend of mine had the chance to see Cars. He said it was a good movie. But, in his opinion it is definately his least favorite Pixar film. He just couldn't get connected with the characters. However, he did say that the worst Pixar film is still better than most other animated films out there. He praised the animation, the environments, the art direction, the everything - EXCEPT the story. In his opinion, it was just average.
None of this really matters. The film will be big and draw a nice BO here in the States. I'm not so sure about overseas, but Pixar/Disney has nothing to worry about (unless they are expecting Nemo numbers).
THIS POST WAS EDITED. I MADE A MISTAKE AND FORGOT TO DELETE A PARAGRAPH FROM A MUCH LARGER ENTRY I WAS PLANNING TO ADD. I DECIDED NOT TO MAKE THE INFORMATION PUBLIC, BUT ACCIDENTALLY LEFT SOME OF IT BEHIND.
ANYONE THAT READ IT, IT PROBABLY DIDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE ON ITS OWN ANYWAY.