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knicks125
02-24-2006, 09:07 PM
Winner to be presented at New York auto show in April:<p>The candidates (27 total): <A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=1</A><p>Top ten finalists: <A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/media/?release=18&year=2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/media/?release=18&year=2006</A><p>Other Awards:<p>World Performance Car - <A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=3" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=3</A><br>World Green Car - <A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=4" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=4</A><br>World Design of the Year - <A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/vehicles/?year=2006&cat=2</A>

mr_putter
02-26-2006, 12:01 PM
Some really bad nominations <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Really? I actually thought they were fair and objective.<p>What ones did you have in mind?

mr_putter
03-03-2006, 11:36 AM
Mainly the American cars, the BMW 1 series is too expensive for what it is and there are far more interesting hot hatches than the Corolla (in my opinion).

knicks125
03-03-2006, 12:04 PM
There are a number of critierias to be met for each class of competition. I am sure all eligbile vehicles were carefully considered, and the ones selected were more in significance than the ones that were not.

SV
03-03-2006, 08:24 PM
im hoping for either the s-class or the C4 to win: the merc because from reviews i've read it's an awesomely impressive car at worst, and the best car currently on sale in the world, period, at best. or the C4 because it's so funky and out there.

mr_putter
03-04-2006, 04:19 PM
The S-Class is a very good car, but the new gadget on it (the engine automatically braking in case of a problem), does not actually work, I saw it on the television not long ago.

SV
03-04-2006, 05:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mr_putter</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The S-Class is a very good car, but the new gadget on it (the engine automatically braking in case of a problem), does not actually work, I saw it on the television not long ago.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i think i know what you're talking about, they were demonstrating it and it crashed into the car in front? i remember reading about that...it was probably a pre-production glitch or something, merc has either ironed it out by now, or are letting it slide, but they really seem to be pulling their act together with reliability so they've probably fixed it

knicks125
03-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Any of the ten finalist that come on top deserves this award; in fact, I can make a case for just about every one of the 27 candidates selected. I like the whole list very much <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

mr_putter
03-10-2006, 12:35 PM
I'm still not 100% sure with the reliabity of Mercedes-Benz, as on Top Gear, they showed the CLS and the CL AMG, and they commented on the average build quality.

knicks125
03-10-2006, 01:08 PM
Let's try and switch gear a little bit (but you are more than welcomed to discuss any reliablity issues in the appropriate thread/section). Feel free to discuss about the candidates, as provided (linked), vehicles that should have been nominated, predictions, and other related items...

Nurburgring
03-11-2006, 03:10 PM
Why is the Swift in the top 10? I think the Sonata or the Mazda5 should have been there instead of the Swift. The Swift aint a new car.

mr_putter
03-12-2006, 02:44 PM
I've read that the new Suzuki Swift is a very good car.<p>Check <A HREF="http://www.whatcar.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.whatcar.com</A> <p>It came 2nd place in the supermini league (beaten by the new Renault Clio).<p>Also, to be honest I quite like the new Sonata, but the English car magazines didn't <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> .

Cozz
03-12-2006, 08:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mr_putter</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm still not 100% sure with the reliabity of Mercedes-Benz, as on Top Gear, they showed the CLS and the CL AMG, and they commented on the average build quality.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm... I watched the CLS on Top Gear. I don't remember them pointing out any build quality faults. In fact Top Gear named both CLS and new S-class top over-all cars for 2006.<p>You may have been watching some other channel with a some other car on some other day.

Cozz
03-12-2006, 08:16 PM
I finally got my hand on the new Passat. <p>Solid? Yes. <br>Cheaply made plastics? Yes<p>I give it a 9 out of 10.<p>Very noisy electrical hand break. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

mr_putter
03-14-2006, 11:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>You may have been watching some other channel with a some other car on some other day.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I saw the CLS episode again yesterday. They showed a comparison of old and new Mercedes.<br>They said it used to be number 1 in the satisfaction survey, but now it is 9th from the bottom. They also talked about how it is not possible for AMG's to be built by hand.<p>With the CL AMG, Jeremy Clarkson was moving forward and the seat came with it <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(I'm a Top gear freak I know).

Cozz
03-15-2006, 05:40 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mr_putter</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I saw the CLS episode again yesterday. They showed a comparison of old and new Mercedes.<br>They said it used to be number 1 in the satisfaction survey, but now it is 9th from the bottom. They also talked about how it is not possible for AMG's to be built by hand.<p>With the CL AMG, Jeremy Clarkson was moving forward and the seat came with it <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(I'm a Top gear freak I know).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I remember that, infact I have it recorded. But to what they said is not about the build quality of the CLS but more of the history of the last five years.<p>Would you agree?

mr_putter
03-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Yes I agree with you. Those old Mercedes Benz which he showed were amazing though.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mr_putter at 1:01 PM 4/9/2006</i>

knicks125
04-05-2006, 06:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2006 World Car of the Year Awards<p>AND NOW THERE ARE THREE....<br>Top Three Finalists Announced In Four Categories! <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<p>The countdown continues !<p>From an initial entry list of twenty-seven (27) new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of ten finalists, the top three contenders for the second annual World Car of the Year awards were announced today by the international accounting firm KPMG. <p>The <B>2006 World Car of the Year</B> top three finalists are, in alphabetical order:<br> BMW 3 Series<br> Mazda MX-5<br> Porsche Cayman S<p>In addition, the top three finalists for the World Performance Car, World Green Car, and World Car Design of the Year are as follows:<p><B>World Performance Car</B><br> Audi RS4<br> BMW M5<br> Porsche Cayman S<p><B>World Green Car</B><br> Citroen C1 1.4 Hdi (Diesel)<br> Honda Civic Hybrid<br> Lexus RX 400h/Toyota Harrier Hybrid<p><B>World Car Design of the Year</B><br> BMW 3-Series<br> Citroen C4<br> Honda Civic / Civic Hybrid (European version)<p>All winners will be announced during a press conference presented by The Midway Group and hosted by the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 13th at 8:30 am, Exhibit Hall 1 D, Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Superfresa
04-05-2006, 06:43 AM
I pretty much agree on most nominations. I think the MX5 deserves th price. It brings back a whole lot of motoring values at the price of a medium sedan...<p>Looks like the Prius is winning the world green car....<p>Dont agree with any of the world car design of the year - I reckon that of those, only the C4 is special and the hype is over...<p>finally, go the audi for performance WCOTY.

Comrade
04-05-2006, 09:13 AM
If the ugly Cayman wins, I'm never gonna drive a car ever again!

mr_putter
04-09-2006, 05:04 AM
<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">If the ugly Cayman wins, I'm never gonna drive a car ever again!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree I think the car is wretched, and how did the BMW 3 series get to the final three for design? In my opinion is it the most boringly designed car this year.<p>I hope the MX-5 wins the best car of the year though.

Nurburgring
04-13-2006, 06:48 PM
BMW 3er wins for this year.

knicks125
04-14-2006, 01:52 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">BMW 3er wins for this year.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>2006 World Car of the Year<p><A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/media/?release=23&year=2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/media/?release=23&year=2006</A><p>And,<p>2006 World Car Design of the Year<p><A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=24&year=2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=24&year=2006</A><p>2006 World Performance Car<p><A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=25&year=2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=25&year=2006</A><p>2006 World Green Car<p><A HREF="http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=26&year=2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wcoty.com/media?release=26&year=2006</A>

Nurburgring
04-14-2006, 07:49 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">If the ugly Cayman wins, I'm never gonna drive a car ever again!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Sadly enough (for u), the Cayman won the best performance car award.<br>Sadly enough (for me), the C4 won the design award over the new CIVIC!!!Wth is this?

Comrade
04-16-2006, 05:11 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"><br>Sadly enough (for u), the Cayman won the best performance car award.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>whooo, I'm reliefed. I already knew it would at least win Performance-COTY, cuz it advanced to competing for World-COTY. If Cayman won World-COTY, then RS4 would win Performance-COTY -but I rather have it the way it turned out than RS4 taking Perfomance, but Porsche taking World. <p><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"><br>Sadly enough (for me), the C4 won the design award over the new CIVIC!!!Wth is this?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well the Civic won Green Car, so I'm sure that influnced them on awarding it with Design as well. C4's design is cool too, plus the steering wheel is wicked!