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01-23-2009, 05:05 PM

The contenders
Best buy under 8000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Fiat/500/19199496.jpgFiat 500 1.2 Pop

Best buy 8000 10,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/1919941258.jpgFord Fiesta 1.25i 82 Zetec 5dr

WINNER - Ford Fiesta

Small Family Car

The contenders
Best buy under 12,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/20199124552.jpgHyundai i30 1.4 Comfort

Best buy 12,000 15,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/20199124734.jpgNissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia

Best buy over 15,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Volkswagen/Eos/2019991135.jpgVolkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 122PS SE

WINNER - Volkswagen Golf

Family Car

The contenders
Best buy under 16,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Mazda/2019912342.jpgMazda 6 1.8 S 5dr

Best buy 16,000 18,500
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2019912543.jpgVolkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI CR 140 S 4dr

Best buy over 18,500
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Ford/Mondeo/2019912632.jpgFord Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr

WINNER - Ford Mondeo

Estate Car

The contenders
Best buy under 15,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Skoda/Octavia/201992247.jpgSkoda Octavia 1.4 TSI S

Best buy 15,000 - 25,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Ford/Mondeo/201992349.jpgFord Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Zetec

Best buy over 25,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Volvo/V70/201992450.jpgVolvo V70 2.0 D SE
List price 25,299

WINNER - Ford Mondeo


The contenders
Best buy under 16,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Toyota/Verso/2019923239.jpgToyota Verso 1.6 VVT-i T2

Best buy 16,000 20,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Citroen/GrandC4Picasso/2019923341.jpgCitroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 HDI SX EGS

Best buy over 20,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Ford/S-Max/2019923124.jpgFord S-Max 2.0 TDCi Zetec

WINNER - Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

Hot Hatch

The contenders
Best buy under 15,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Renault/Twingo/201993813.jpgRenault Twingo Renaultsport 133

Best buy 15,000 17,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Mini/Cooper/201993917.jpgMini Cooper S

Best buy over 17,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Honda/Civic/2019931012.jpgHonda Civic 2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT

WINNER - Mini Cooper S

01-23-2009, 05:06 PM
The contenders
Best buy under 20,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Volkswagen/Scirocco/2019934631.jpgVolkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI

Best buy 20,000 – 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Audi/TT/2019934731.jpgAudi TT 2.0 TFSI

Best buy over 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Jaguar/XKSeries/2019934830.jpgJaguar XKR


Open Top

The contenders
Best buy under 16,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Mazda/MX-5/2019942447.jpgMazda MX-5 1.8i

Best buy 16,000 – 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Volkswagen/Eos/2019942351.jpgVolkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI Sport

Best buy over 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Porsche/Boxster/2019942249.jpgPorsche Boxster S

WINNER - Volkswagen EOS

Performance Car

Performance car
What we were looking for: The best performance cars are all about controlled aggression. They have to give you plenty of big thrills, but not many cold sweats.

Best buy under 60,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Nissan/GT-R/20199517.jpgNissan GT-R

Best buy under 100,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Audi/R8/20199547.jpgAudi R8 Coupe

Best buy over 100,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Ferrari/201995255.jpgFerrari 430 Scuderia

WINNER - Nissan GT-R


The contenders
Best buy under 25,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2019954124.jpgLand Rover Freelander TD4_e GS

Best buy 25,000 – 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2019954017.jpgVolvo XC60 2.4 D SE

Best buy over 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2019954229.jpgLand Rover Discovery TDV6 XS auto

WINNER - Volvo XC60

Compact Executive

The contenders
Best buy under 23,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/BMW/21199896.jpgBMW 318i ES

Best buy 23,000 – 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/BMW/211998103.jpgBMW 320d ES

Best buy over 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/BMW/211998111.jpgBMW 330d SE


Executive Car

The contenders
Best buy under 30,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/BMW/5Series/2119984131.jpgBMW 520d SE

Best buy 30,000 – 35,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Jaguar/XF/2119984231.jpgJaguar XF 2.7 V6 Diesel Luxury

Best buy over 35,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/Mercedes-Benz/CLS/2119984014.jpgMercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI

WINNER - Jaguar XF

01-23-2009, 05:07 PM
Luxury Car

The contenders
Best buy under 50,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2119992013.jpgAudi A8 2.8 FSI SE

Best buy 50,000-100,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2119992125.jpgMercedes-Benz S320 CDI

Best buy over 100,000
http://motoring.haymarketmagazines.com/Motoring_ULImages/NonCar/2119992227.jpgRolls-Royce Phantom

WINNER - Mercedes S-CLass

Car Of The Year Award

Ford Fiesta!

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01-23-2009, 05:12 PM
Extra Awards -

What Car? Reader's Award - Volkswagen Golf GTi
Reader Award top three
1 VW Golf GTI
2 Honda Insight
3 Lotus Evora

Safety Award - erm...Euro NCAP

Security Award - Audi

01-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Ford Fiesta... very predictable result, but a fair one.
Haha, funny, isn't it, that all the contenders for Compact Exec are 3ers. ;)

01-23-2009, 07:22 PM
Haha, funny, isn't it, that all the contenders for Compact Exec are 3ers. ;)

Yeah that took me by surprise, it seems the BMW 3-Series is still unmatched even with the new and improved C-Class and blink-and-miss A4:lol: The other categories that surprised me where the Coupe and SUV, i expected the Scirocco to come first given its rave reviews and relatively good price. Also the Volvo did better than i expected

01-24-2009, 01:03 AM
Good job Fiesta. I'm glad that people see the 3-series as better than the C-Class and A4 over there also.

01-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Good job Fiesta. I'm glad that people see the 3-series as better than the C-Class and A4 over there also.
Yes, the 3er's awards were fair. After all, BMW has the Compact Exec class licked.

01-25-2009, 01:12 PM
Shame that it looks less premium than even the Citroen C5