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Player4
12-31-2004, 06:51 PM
<B>The Spies critique the Automobile Magazine 2005 All-Star awards<br></B> <br>12/29/2004<p><I>Here's who we'd have picked in each category...First their picks and then ours below each choice<p><B> Automobile of the Year:</B> Chrysler 300C - At a time when the American auto industry needs heroes, the 300C wins the medal of honor, hands down. Chryslers 340-hp, Hemi-headed honey has taken America by storm. <p>Agreed<p><B> All-Star Coupe:</B> BMW M3  The M3's 333 hp is a lot, and so is nearly $50,000 - but the M3 is worth every penny because it rewards every bit of skill a driver puts into it. <p>Agreed, but add two doors or slighty modify this category and it's an Audi S4<p><B> All-Star Family Car:</B> Subaru Legacy  The Legacy beat out the competition because it can be all things to all people: a refined, high-quality, comfortable freeway cruiser and a sporty back-roads car, with fine steering and brakes and a sweet shifter. <p>2005 Honda Accord Hybrid<p><B> All-Star Luxury Sedan:</B> Audi A8L  The A8L is impossible to ignore, to resist, or, for the foreseeable future, to surpass. Driving it is a no-fuss experience, and it engagingly does anything and everything asked.<p>None- We're bored with all of them...A8, 745, S, LS, Q...a shining star is needed here to take this category to the next level and that will be the the next S-class.<p><B> All-Star Minivan:</B> Honda Odyssey  Toyota, Nissan, and Chrysler have threatened the champ's reign, but the all-new 2005 Odyssey delivers another knockout punch to the segment.<p>Toyota Sienna Limited<p><B> All-Star Pickup:</B> Toyota Tacoma  The new Tacoma is the best truck in its set, offering more configurations than any competitor, with refinement and impressive engineering.<p>Tie: Toyota Tacoma, Ford F-150- a lot to like about both<p><B> All-Star Small Car:</B> Mazda 3  This compact sedan has an attractive price and a spacious cabin, and enthusiastic drivers can enjoy it on roads where poise matters more than trunk volume.<p>Tie: MINI, Mazda 3, Scion coupe<p><B> All-Star Sports Car:</B> Chevrolet Corvette  The sixth-generation Corvette yanks at the heartstrings of enthusiasts and turns heads wherever it goes. The car is so good that anyone can be a hero in it.<p>Agreed<p><B> All-Star Sport-utility Vehicle:</B> Cadillac SRX  With edgy styling that distinguishes it from its boxlike brethren, the driver-centric SRX is an uncompromising blend of performance and utility.<p>Volvo XC90- Best balance, package and safety of anything offered + the new V8 makes it even nicer.<p><B> All-Star Sport Sedan:</B> Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR  This vehicle offers major grunt, great gobs of grip, four doors, five seats, visceral performance coupled with a remarkably supple ride, and great fun, all at a price your CPA could love.<p>Agreed. It's only problem is that it's a Mitsubishi<p><B> All-Star Design:</B> BMW 6-series  This dramatic, functional, and exciting automobile stands out like a swan in a gaggle of geese.<p>If this is the design winner then Sandra Bernhard is the next Victoria's secret model. Our choice is the Porsche 997S...timeless<p><B> All-Star Technology:</B> Audi DSG  The Audi TT is the first to market with what could be the transmission of the future: the Direct-Shift Gearbox designed by BorgWarner, which combines the best features of manuals and automatics.<p>Tie: Acura RL live traffic based navigation system, BLIS  Blind Spot Information System-Volvo</I><p>Source: AutoSpies<br>

knicks125
01-01-2005, 08:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">move over to the vehicle awards thread<p>I agree with most of the above "all-stars", with a few exceptions <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>

Redline
01-01-2005, 09:10 AM
They don't have a clue what the DSG is do they? An automatic that is much faster than a manual is a big deal. BLIS? Get a couple of stick on blind spot mirrors from your local Auto Zone, they're only about five bucks. Live traffic based navigation? Isn't that what the traffic reports are for? Any car with navigation can help you if you have a radio. They don't really know what design of the year is for either, it's for a stand out, revolutionary design, not a clean, perfect, but expected one. I think the SUV call could have been a tie between the two, but if the guys at Autolies had to live with the TC, the Mini, and the 3 for a year, they would pick the 3 alone too. Why would they pick the Sienna over the Odyssey? The Odyssey has all the Sienna has, plus some original technology, something the Sienna didn't have new. As for the family car, the Legacy was a good call. The Accord Hybrid is good, but you'll never get back the extra money you spend to get the Hybrid, no points for Honda. The coupe and probably car of the year were right though.

zwei Biere bitte
01-02-2005, 09:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>J.B.</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><B> All-Star Luxury Sedan:</B> Audi A8L  The A8L is impossible to ignore, to resist, or, for the foreseeable future, to surpass. Driving it is a no-fuss experience, and it engagingly does anything and everything asked.<p>None- We're bored with all of them...A8, 745, S, LS, Q...a shining star is needed here to take this category to the next level and that will be the the <b>next S-class</b>.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>One of the reasons I hate Autolies, they talk wonders of Mercedes-Benz's becasue they have all of these MB ads on the site. <p>BTW, isn't there a rule that there is to be not Autolies stuff posted?

FeetofFlames
01-02-2005, 09:56 PM
Autoliars is soooo biased it makes me sick. <p>"The only problem is that it's a Mitsubishi" Bet you wouldn't be saying that horse poo if Mitsu had ads on your site... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-03-2005, 09:51 AM
We do not post autospies garbage on CSS. Locking.