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Superfresa
01-12-2005, 07:42 PM
Here's your chance to pick Car Spy Shots Sports Utility Vehicle of the Year<p>Please make your election based on what you can account for, and not what others have said, including magazines, Top gear or w/e, just what YOU can say about it: i.e - importance to automotive world...<p>Here are the lucky 7:<p>1) Land Rover Discovery 3 / LR3<br><IMG SRC="http://www.landrover.com/gb/en/Vehicles/Discovery/Gallery/Discovery_photos_BD9FC169-2774-41D0-992D-CB927CD0DBFF_199x599.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: Land Rover)<br>2) Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005<br><IMG SRC="http://www.jeep.com/grand_cherokee/img/enlarge_2.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: Jeep)<br>3) Nissan Pathfinder<br><IMG SRC="http://www.nissanusa.com/m/cma/i/5pt/5pth_gal_big02.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: Nissan USA)<br>4) Infiniti QX56<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autogazeta.com/g/434/Infinity_QX56.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: autogazeta) <br>5) Nissan xTerra<br><IMG SRC="http://www.nissannews.com/images_kam/bigprod_images/05_xterra.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: Nissan)<p>BTW, what's new about it?<p>6) Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400h<br><IMG SRC="http://www.toyota.com/images/vehicles/index/highlander_main.jpg" BORDER="0"> (Source: Toyota)<br>7) Hyundai Tucson <br><IMG SRC="http://auto.ngs.ru/reviews/foto/big/hyundTucs01.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source: auto.ngs.)<p>There you go sorry for some bad pics...<p><br><i>Modified by Superfresa at 6:58 PM 1/13/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Superfresa at 2:19 PM 1/29/2005</i>

anonms
01-12-2005, 09:27 PM
The xTerra picture you got is of the current one, not the new one.....

Top Secret
01-12-2005, 11:16 PM
The QX56 gets my vote - it just looks so pimp! While it might not go offroad or anything, I personally think it just looks so sick. All the other cars, such as the Disco and the Jeep just look horrible IMO.

megadethmartyr
01-13-2005, 09:53 AM
I voted for the Tucson with an obvious bias. However, for anyone to doubt the LR3's total dominance would be just stupid. That thing is incredible. Xterra's, Pathfinder's and QX56 (armada) are just junk, huge quality problems. The Jeep's kinda cool, not great styling but the Hemi option get points. The Toyota, well, it's a Toyota, not daring or bold, but reliable. Nothing special. I vote for the Tucson, but if it wasn't on here, the LR3 wins.

Superfresa
01-13-2005, 01:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The xTerra picture you got is of the current one, not the new one.....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL sorry for posting that old pic, I don't know which the new one is and didn't find any pic so I thought that maybe it was only new under the bonnet.<p>Can anyone post a pic please, and I'll change it?

Krypton
01-13-2005, 03:03 PM
here<br><IMG SRC="http://www.nissannews.com/images_kam/bigprod_images/05_xterra.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>nissan news-source

jro4566
01-13-2005, 03:23 PM
The LR3 is an amazing SUV, no doubt about it. Although Nissans and Infinitis have been down in quality lately, I wouldn't say that they're junk - Hyundai/Kia is no better except in the first 90 days of ownership.

taskbearer
01-13-2005, 05:27 PM
My running choices would have to be between the LR3 and the Grand cherokee. The Jeep has a no nonsence styling which I love and the interior is one of the best American SUV interiors so far, second only to the Pacifica. Engine choices are great too. <p>The LR3 on the other hand is a vehicle on which LR's future rests. I think its a home run. The styling is distinctive and build quality looks good. engines are also good except for the pointless Ford V6 version. <p>This car steals my heart, but my only problem is the weight. 2.7tons is way overboard. nevertheless its the most important SUV for this year and its execution is execelent. LR3 gets my vote.

Superfresa
01-13-2005, 07:59 PM
OK. I changed the Nissan X-Trail pic. Not that it's all that much different though... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
01-13-2005, 08:07 PM
I voted for the Tucson just because the 4-cyl is so idiotically slow that I might actually be able to pass it in my 10 year old Windstar.

Naga Royal Guard
01-13-2005, 10:01 PM
you gonna change his vote then?

anonms
01-13-2005, 10:29 PM
I voted for the hybrids because, while they are not true SUVs, they actually have an impact on the SUV segment while the others are merely say within the lines and don't exactly contribute anything at all to the SUV market.

VarianceJ30
01-14-2005, 02:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I voted for the Tucson with an obvious bias. However, for anyone to doubt the LR3's total dominance would be just stupid. That thing is incredible. Xterra's, Pathfinder's and QX56 (armada) are just junk, huge quality problems. The Jeep's kinda cool, not great styling but the Hemi option get points. The Toyota, well, it's a Toyota, not daring or bold, but reliable. Nothing special. I vote for the Tucson, but if it wasn't on here, the LR3 wins.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And Hyundais last forever right? (Where's the old "rolleyes" smilie when you need it? Oh well, this'll do... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>I mean, WTF? The new Pathfinder has had no quality issues to speak of (nor has the previous generation come to think of it), the QX56 admittedly has had some but nothing that detrimental, and the 2005 Xterra isn't even out yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> Where are you getting your facts from?<p>And I vote for the reliable Pathfinder. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

KaRaceR
01-17-2005, 07:48 AM
this one was an easy choice for me the disco gets my vote

anonms
01-17-2005, 08:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I voted for the Tucson with an obvious bias. However, for anyone to doubt the LR3's total dominance would be just stupid. That thing is incredible. Xterra's, Pathfinder's and QX56 (armada) are just junk, huge quality problems. The Jeep's kinda cool, not great styling but the Hemi option get points. The Toyota, well, it's a Toyota, not daring or bold, but reliable. Nothing special. I vote for the Tucson, but if it wasn't on here, the LR3 wins.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nothing special?<p>....... riiiiiiiight.

SV
01-17-2005, 09:39 PM
since i think bringing something new to a segment is very important in an SUVOTY, COTY or TOTY nomination, my vote goes to the highlander hybrid/RX400h and the LR3. it brings innovative features like terrain response to the class, and the third-row seat can also comfortably fit 6-footers with room to spare (a plus for me as i'm 6 feet tall and not done growing, and in case i ever ride in an LR3 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> )

Superfresa
01-18-2005, 06:36 PM
Well what was your vote?

Hornbag
01-19-2005, 09:13 PM
Although it weighs much more than it should, the LR3 is the one to beat, but i really like that new Jeep, geez, it might change my mind on jeeps!

IcedG35
01-21-2005, 04:37 PM
Since when is Land Rover free of quality problems? Last I checked, Land ROver has more quality issues than Mercedes and the Japenese brands, including Infiniti, were right behind Lexus. While some parts on the Japensese cars may not be the most expensive, they still run forever and are reliable which is more than any range rover/discovery owner can say so this LR3 needs to prove itself different b4 it gets my vote.

SV
01-21-2005, 08:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well what was your vote?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i technically voted for the highlander/RX, but right after i decided the LR3/disco was just as worthy

Superfresa
01-23-2005, 04:21 PM
car spy shots's sport utility vehicle of the year (CSS SUVOTY) will be elected on January 28 according to voting, so you have until then to vote (let's see if LR3 gets more votes by then than by the rest put together)

Superfresa
01-29-2005, 03:18 PM
Land Rover LR3 / Discovery 3 is CSS SUV of the year 2004 with double the votes of the second vehicle, Hyundai Tucson