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Superfresa
12-25-2005, 01:49 AM
Well guys, after the Nominees, we came up with the following Contestants for 2005 COTY, TOTY and SUVOTY. After two weeks Voting, May I introduce to you the <B>2005 Car Spy Shots Car Of The Year</B>...<p><U>Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr</U><p><IMG SRC="http://www.roadfly.org/magazine/galleries/article_photos_2005/photos/photos-02-2005/2006-Ford-Fusion-&-Lincoln-Zephyr-pic-17-1542327.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/milan/img/home_milan.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.lincoln.com/zephyr/img/main_ext_3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Official Voting:<p>1st Place, 28 Votes, Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr<br>2nd Place 22 Votes, Volkswagen Passat<br>3rd Place 21 Votes, Honda Civic<br>3rd Place 21 Votes, Mercedes Benz S Class<br>5th Place, 16 Votes, Dodge Charger<br>6th Place, 13 Votes, Hyundai Sonata<br>7th place 12 Votes, Mazda MX5<br>8th place, 10 Votes, Mazda 5 <br>8th Place, 10 Votes, Volkswagen Golf GTi<br>10th Place, 8 Votes, Citroen C6<br>10th Place, 8 Votes, Infinity M<br>12th Place, 2 Votes, Mitsubishi 380<br>13th Place, 0 Votes, BMW ///M5<p><B>Introducing the 2004 <I>and</I> 2005 Car Spy Shots SUV of the year</B>:<p><U>Land Rover Discovery 3/LR3</U><p><IMG SRC="http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5540/landroverlr3offroading7oz.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Official Voting:<p>1st Place, 25 Votes, Land Rover Discovery 3 / LR3<br>2nd Place, 24 Votes, Audi Q7<br>3rd Place, 23 Votes, Suzuki Grand Vitara<br>4th Place, 16 Votes, Mercedes Benz ML Class<br>5th Place, 14 Votes, Toyota Rav 4<br>6th Place, 12 Votes, Land Rover Range Rover Sport<br>7th Place, 10 Votes, Jeep Commander<br>8th Place, 6 Votes, Mercedes Benz R Class<p><B>Introducing the 2004 <I>and</I> 2005 Car Spy Shots Truck Of The Year</B>:<p><U>Toyota Hilux / Tacoma:</U><p><IMG SRC="http://www.toyota.com/images/vehicles/2006/tacoma/gallery/exterior/large/photo_5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Official Voting:<p>1st Place, 47 Points, Toyota Hilux/Tacoma<br>2nd Place, 39 Points, Honda Ridgeline<br>3rd Place, 28 Points, Mitsubishi Raider<br>4th Place, 17 Votes, Lincoln Mark LT<p><br>*<p><br>Thanks for Supporting the annual COTY, TOTY and SUVOTY Awards, That show that this year, no SUV or truck was interesting enough to take the championship, but 2005 saw many interesting cars appear, meaning the last years COTY for under and over 30K were thrown to 6th and 13th Place.<p>Congratulations to this years COTY, the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr, TOTY, the Toyota Tacoma/Hilux and SUVOTY, the Land Rover LR3/Discovery 3.<p><br>Thanks to <B>Knicks125</B> for helping me organize this.<p><br>Thanks to all for Voting!<p>_<p><br>**Note** The voting results exclude the following: People who voted for cars that weren't nominated had their vote not counted, but had their correct votes admited. People who voted in any other order of points than 3-2-1 had their votes disregarded. People who Voted for the Chevrolet Tahoe and that did not attend the request to change it since it was disqualified, had their vote for the Tahoe disregarded but had their other votes admitted.

KebabGud
12-25-2005, 01:46 PM
1st Place, 47 Points, Toyota Hilux/Tacoma &lt;-- yeah ok .. that not the same car ... <br>

Nurburgring
12-25-2005, 03:41 PM
I think this year's one was cheap. So much biased comments made especially from FordRules no offense. I believe everyone wasnt respecting the votings as well as I thought. But congrats for the cars which won.

Superfresa
12-25-2005, 04:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mazda5_Driver</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think this year's one was cheap. So much biased comments made especially from FordRules no offense. I believe everyone wasnt respecting the votings as well as I thought. But congrats for the cars which won.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah well the comments from Ford Rules were ignored by most people as usuall, and then kindly deleted by Knicks who helped me to set this all up, so in the end it didn't count too much.<p>KebabGud the Hilux/Tacoma is mainly a re-skin, therefore entered both this and last year as the same car.<p>I reckon the contest was pretty fair, the voting system proved to be better IMO.

orangeeagle13
12-25-2005, 04:52 PM
I thought this year went pretty well, although, I would have liked to see my nominations win <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
12-25-2005, 05:02 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"><br>1st Place, 25 Votes, Land Rover Discovery 3 / LR3<br>2nd Place, 24 Votes, Audi Q7<br>3rd Place, 23 Votes, Suzuki Grand Vitara<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>WOW! that's close. Well done LR, good SUV <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The Fusion and Tacoma were my nominations and the LR3 was 2nd. Almost had 'em all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
12-25-2005, 07:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>WOW! that's close. Well done LR, good SUV <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The Fusion and Tacoma were my nominations and the LR3 was 2nd. Almost had 'em all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>By the way, I couldnt count your 1st place SUV vote because you decided to randomly vote for SUVs not on the list...<p>Yeah, it was pretty close... The Q7 was winning flat out but in the final points the Disco did a few more points and in the end Geary gave the disco 3 votes and the Q7 2 and gave the lead to Landy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
12-25-2005, 07:09 PM
Great job Superfresa <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Also thanks for the voting everyone.<p>Great showing by the Suzuki Grand Vitara - sleeper of the year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
12-25-2005, 08:15 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"><p>By the way, I couldnt count your 1st place SUV vote because you decided to randomly vote for SUVs not on the list...<p>Yeah, it was pretty close... The Q7 was winning flat out but in the final points the Disco did a few more points and in the end Geary gave the disco 3 votes and the Q7 2 and gave the lead to Landy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>you mean my 1 point SUV? cuz my 1st place SUV was the Q7. The XTerra was my 3rd place (1 point). I thought what the hell I don't like any other one so I place that on 3rd sort of as an "honorable mention".

Hornbag
12-25-2005, 11:17 PM
Great job Ford!!!! Whooooo!!! Gee, the LR3 again! WOW! It must be good! As for the Toyota, I put it down to lack of compeditors...<p>Great job Fresa and knicks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

StevenZoz
12-26-2005, 08:55 AM
LOL imagine seeing an ad for Ford, "...And it was rated Car Spy Shots' 2005 Car of the Year!"

Superfresa
12-26-2005, 10:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOL imagine seeing an ad for Ford, "...And it was rated Car Spy Shots' 2005 Car of the Year!"</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would be alright...<p>But even better publicity for Land Rover and Toyota to go twice in a row...

Hornbag
12-26-2005, 11:16 PM
That sounds pretty awesome, I'll through up a few ideas and see what they think! lol

phaeton
12-28-2005, 03:03 PM
<B>Superfresa</B> & <B>Knicks 125</B> <p>Thanks on behalf of all the texters on this site for doing the COTY etc this year we all appreciate the hard work & time you guys put into this. <p><U>Thanks again from phaeton.</U><p>ps Am quite surprised at how close VWAG content came to toppling <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> the Ford Motor Company(PAG) in votes.

Superfresa
12-28-2005, 04:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phaeton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Superfresa</B> & <B>Knicks 125</B> <p>Thanks on behalf of all the texters on this site for doing the COTY etc this year we all appreciate the hard work & time you guys put into this. <p><U>Thanks again from phaeton.</U><p>ps Am quite surprised at how close VWAG content came to toppling <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> the Ford Motor Company(PAG) in votes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hehe, thank you for supporting it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yes VW was very close, the passat was in the lead for a good part of the voting and the Q7 seemed an indisputable winner until the last moment when the Disco cought up and overtook <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">