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knicks125
12-19-2005, 02:39 PM
<B>Few rules to start (see below), as stated by Superfresa in the other two voting threads. Take them into consideration and be as objective as you can (meaning vote based on importance rather than own perference)</B><p>3 points for the most <B>deserving</B> car<br>2 points for the 2nd most<br>and 1 point for the 3rd most.<p><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">- <B>Importance and contributions to the industry</B> How important is this car for the automotive industry or for the brand? Is it an interesting car or will it make a revolution in its segment or hold an importance for the manufacturer?<p>- <B>Bumper to bumper</B> How well does it match up to the other vehicles in its segment? Is it marginally better or does it set a new standard?<p>- <B>Heritage</B> Does the car have to live up to a name and reputation? Is it building its own reputation? Furthermore, will the SUV be remembered in 20 years.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>PLEASE VOTE OBJECTIVELY. THANK YOU!!!</B><br>

knicks125
12-19-2005, 02:48 PM
I know you guys have been waiting patiently for this thread so I now present to you the nominees for this year's Car of Year (in alphabetical order):<p><B>BMW M5 (2004 CSS COTY &gt;30K winner)</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.bmwusa.com/NR/rdonlyres/25898263-075C-4E13-AFC0-07017D5A716F/0/0651_07.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Citroen C6</B><p><IMG SRC="http://magazine.avtoindex.com/images/citroen/2005/citroen_c6_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Dodge Charger</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.dodge.com/nav/photo/charger_ext_10_main.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Ford Motor Company: Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr</B><p><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200508/WKA2005081162710_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020963278_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200508/WKA2005082259199_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Hyundai Sonata (2004 CSS COTY &lt;30K)</B><p><IMG SRC="http://arabam.milliyet.com.tr/fuar/2005/detroit/hyundai_sonata.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Honda Civic</B><p><IMG SRC="http://automobiles.honda.com/images/banners/2006/civic_sedan/exterior_gallery/large1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Infiniti M</B><p><IMG SRC="http://infinitinews.com/images_kam/bigprod_images/06_infinitim.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mazda5</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jm/images/06mazda5_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mazda MX-5</B><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/64643.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mercedes-Benz S Class</B><p><IMG SRC="http://autotelegraaf.nl/vanonzeredactie/images/36284.1.gen.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mitsubishi 380</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/photos/3051010.001/1030.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>VW Golf GTI</B><p><IMG SRC="http://us.autos1.yimg.com/img.autos.yahoo.com/i/nctd/q/06s-gti-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>VW Passat</B><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.velocityjournal.com/images/stk/2006/vw2006passat1767404m.jpg" BORDER="0">

FordRules
12-19-2005, 03:07 PM
3-Fusion/Milan/Zephyr- represents a totally new wave of vehicles for Fomoco.Can easily compete wit the imports.<br>2-Mazda MX5- Improving the Classic Miata with more refinment<br>1-VW passat-Dunno I just like the looks of it!

Charger
12-19-2005, 03:08 PM
3- Dodge Charger<br>2- Infiniti M<br>1-Mercedes S class

Krypton
12-19-2005, 03:19 PM
1. Mercedes S-class The king is back<br>2. Infiniti M<br>3. VW Passat

phaeton
12-19-2005, 03:46 PM
3pts VW Golf GTI<br>2pts VW Passat<br>1pts Mitsubishi 380

Petrol Head
12-19-2005, 05:22 PM
3pts Mx-5<br>2pts Fusion<br>1pt Civic

Nodnarb
12-19-2005, 05:26 PM
3 Points-Civic<br>2- Mazda5<br>1- VW GTI

SV
12-19-2005, 05:41 PM
well, i've changed my mind and decided the s-class is most deserving. i was gonna choose the fusion/milan/zephyr, but i think the s-class is more globally significant.<p>3 points - Mercedes S-Class<br>2 points - Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr<br>1 point - Honda Civic

Comrade
12-19-2005, 05:43 PM
3 points: VW Passat<br>2 points: Ford Fusion<br>1 point: PONTIAC SOLSTICE... BTW, can we add the Solstice? I think it meets the requirements above quite well. It will be remembered 20 yrs from now more than any other car in this thread IMO and it's really beautiful!!! <br>

Superfresa
12-19-2005, 05:51 PM
Did you miss the nominations thread? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>3- Mazda MX5<br>2- Mazda 5<br>1- Mitsubishi 380<p><br>Knicks, thanks heaps for the help, but you forgot the Civic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Superfresa at 8:14 PM 12/19/2005</i>

Redline
12-19-2005, 06:12 PM
3- Honda Civic<br>2- Mazda 5<br>1- S-class<p>The Civic is undeniably the best in its segment, and will probably hold this title until its replacement comes and takes it, this model is unique and different from all of the other small cars out there. All said Honda did a good job. The 5 is just what most people truly need; it's functional, fuel effiecient, and well priced. It can easily handle pretty much any family's demands just as good as the SUV they're now in. Finally, the S-class is just the pinnacle of luxury, and in my opinion the current class topper.

Hornbag
12-19-2005, 07:02 PM
3 Points - Ford Fusion and crew : The fact this is posibly the best car Ford has ever produced alone is one reason why it should win. Finally, Ford are getting their act together, and with that new found sence of quality it just pushed the Fusion up the top in terms of drivability, quality, looks etc. While a few peices are missing, that doesn't dint it at all!<br>2 points - VW Passat : The only car this year that is great in every respect, this is a heart drive car as well as head driven! This is my favourite release this year, and I'm sure I'm not alone on that! It just kills the old Passat in every way possible by miles, and it is now a true 3 series rival at thousands less!<br>1 Point - Hyundai Sonata : The interior sucks, sorry, it just does. But the outisde is truly amazing, there is no hint of its Cheap Car Korean origion there. It packs power, features, quality (I hate the inside so much) and everything desirable about a midsize car, except a nice inside. Fix that dash design up, and Hyundai, this will be my first car! It sounds like I hate this car, but I love it, the inside just lacks polish.

orangeeagle13
12-19-2005, 08:12 PM
3 points - Ford triplets, especially the Milan though.<p>2 points - VW Passat<p>1 point - Mazda5

Comrade
12-19-2005, 08:14 PM
It didn't say you could nominate more than one car in each category, so I had go with the Fusion. Drop the Solstice then, and give 1 point to the MB S-class.

Cozz
12-19-2005, 09:07 PM
3p. S-class<br>2p. VW Passat<br>1p. Charger (it chould have been higher if it had a 2 door option)<br>

IcedG35
12-19-2005, 09:59 PM
3pt S Class<br>2pt Charger <br>1pt Sonata

TeeDi
12-20-2005, 02:08 AM
Ok, this is easy!!<p>3 pts - VW Golf GTi<p>2 pts - VW Passat<p>1 pt - Ford Fusion

Reppu
12-20-2005, 02:58 AM
3 pts - VW Passat. It's up to it's heritage, and it's probably the most important model in current VW lineup. Besides, it is beautiful and a dream to drive<p>2 pts - Citr┬Łen C6. I was gonna give it the 3 if it wasn't for it's interior shared with C5 and 407. I also miss some cutting edge technology. A DS heir is always a highlight<p>1 pt - Mazda MX-5. Again, a lot of heritage here. It is exactly the car it should be, and that's something not so common.

Chicho
12-20-2005, 03:10 AM
3 pts - Citroen C6<p>2 pts - Ford Fusion<p>1 pt - VW Passat<p>

velsatis
12-20-2005, 06:01 AM
3Pts- Mercedes-Benz S-Klass - For the same reasons that made me nominate him, teknology display, the future of cars in general. The king is back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>2Pts- Dodge Charger - Like the 300C was last year, it shows the way the American car should be in the future, plus lots of personality. Plus....It looks so damm evil <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>1Pts- Citroen C6 - For the Citroen personality and thinking into the future. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
12-20-2005, 07:43 AM
3 Charger affordable V8 rocket<br>2 Sonata amazing car for an amazing price<br>1 Fusion/Milan/Zephyr triplets Ford's real shot at the mainstream<p>Yeah all my choices are sensible ones...

Superfresa
12-21-2005, 04:20 PM
Voting is up till Christmas day, Then I will make a new thread with the winners and give a little review...<p>We'll have a Car of the year, SUV of the year and Pick up Truck of the year by the last week of 2005 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

galv
12-21-2005, 07:04 PM
3pt - FoMoCo Fusion/Milan/Zephyr<br>2pt - Dodge Charger<br>1pt - Mazda MX-5/Miata

Hornbag
12-21-2005, 07:55 PM
Wow I didn't expect the Fords to be up there in the voting! Top stuff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
12-21-2005, 08:37 PM
3 pts: civic. sells well. good mileage. good timing. awesome space age interior.<br>2 pts: fusion. sells well. looks good.<br>1 pt: s class. looks good. good power. but only one pt cuz it isnt out in america yet.<p>honorable mention: m5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

CarMattZu777
12-21-2005, 09:59 PM
3 pts- Honda Civic<p>2 pts- Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr<p>1 pt- VW Passat

Superfresa
12-22-2005, 04:16 AM
Any more votes before I decide the outcome of this favourably if I posssibly can with my own votes? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
12-22-2005, 07:00 AM
3 points - Hyundai Sonata (a car no longer marked as a pretender in the class, rather a true contender)<p>2 points - Infiniti M (see the nominee thread for my reasons)<p>1 point - Mazda MX-5 (need I say more?)<p>Honorable mention:<p>Citroen C6 - amazing car (only from what I read) but I have yet to test it myself so I can't objectively evaulate the car. (Sorry I can't vote for a car based on other people's opinion <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> ) Bring it to the US <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>also Mazda 5 - would be up there if MX-5 wasn't on the nominee list <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

jijboi25
12-22-2005, 08:00 AM
3- Mercedes S Class<br>2- Hyundai Sonata<br>1- Infiniti M35/M45

velsatis
12-22-2005, 08:31 AM
S-Klass doing well, surprise for me giving the class of car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

piokor
12-22-2005, 11:07 PM
3 - Civic<br>2 - Fusion/Zephyr/Milan (Why aren't these three seperate nominees?)<br>1 - S-Class

Superfresa
12-23-2005, 02:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Fusion/Zephyr/Milan (Why aren't these three seperate nominees?)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are basically the same car. Someone requested to have them as one and being the same car it sounded logical enough.

geary
12-24-2005, 01:59 AM
3 - VW Golf GTi<br>2 - Citroen C6<br>1 - MB S-Class

Miyka'el
12-24-2005, 10:57 AM
Wow - COTY voting is definitely more difficult this year than TOTY and SUVOTY, as there are some <I>really</I> great selections here. Even though I feel that the Infiniti is by far the most well-rounded of the cars I've listed, I don't think it's as important to its company or shakes up the market as much as the other two. So here's what I've come up with:<p>#1 for 3 points: <B>Hyundai Sonata</B><br>#2 for 2 points: <B>Honda Civic</B><br>#3 for 1 point: <B>Infiniti M</B><p>Mike

Nurburgring
12-24-2005, 11:41 AM
3 points= Mazda5~!<br>2 points= Honda Civic<br>1 points= Hie-un-die (LOL) Sonata

rman5001
12-24-2005, 12:10 PM
3 pts: Charger: Had one as a rental for a week. Little dissappointed by the interior quality, but in terms of bang for the buck its hard to beat. Definately should be considered by anyone who wants a sedan with some character<br>2 pts: Citroen C6: Haven't seen one is the flesh, but i'll vote for it based on its looks and interesting character<br>1 pts: Ford/Mercury/Lincoln: I wish these weren't bundled together. I would give the Fusion the top spot if it were on its own. However, the Zephr is a dissapointment and could have/should have been so much more.<p>

knihc2008
12-30-2005, 11:28 PM
uh, who the heck gets to choose the candidates? where is the 3er? where is the IS? the jetta? the A3? the corvette? the solstice? the eclipse? wth? where are half of the brand new cars that came out this year?!

knicks125
12-31-2005, 07:45 AM
All chosen by CSS members, everyone is welcomed to participate. All <B>eligible</B> vehicles are nominated by members; those not nominated are not automatically added.