View Full Version : 2006 AAA Top Picks

03-09-2006, 06:27 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.chevrolet.com/i/06/pic/corvette/photogallery/ext_gallery01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>That trusty institution that's always ready to lend a tow has announced its Top Car Picks for 2006. AAA looked at more than 200 vehicles and chose winners in 13 categories based on criteria like ride, performance, braking, handling, cargo space, value and fuel economy. The categories have been broken down by price as well as class and the "Cool Car" category, won by the Corvette Z06, was thrown in there just for fun.<p>While the Honda Ridgeline did take top honors in the Pick Up Truck category, it's stablemate, the Honda Civic, came up empty handed for the first time this year, bested instead by the well-liked Mazda3 in the Under - $15,000 category.<p><B>Under - $15,000 Mazda3<br>$15,000 - $20,000 Honda Accord Sedan <br>$20,000 - $25,000 Dodge Charger <br>$25,000 - $30,000 Toyota Avalon <br>$30,000 - $35,000 BMW 3 Series <br>$35,000 - $40,000 Volvo S80 <br>$40,000 - $50,000 Infiniti M35/M45 <br>$50,000 Jaguar XJ8L <br>SUV $30,000- Ford Escape Hybrid <br>SUV $30,000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class <br>Minivan Honda Odyssey <br>Pick Up Truck Honda Ridgeline <br>Cool Car Chevrolet Corvette Z06</B><p><A HREF="http://www.aaa.com" TARGET="_blank">AAA</A><br> <br>

03-12-2006, 08:05 AM
The Volvo S80 is in there? They must be JOKING~!

04-05-2006, 06:46 AM
Uh? that's the biggest piece of Bullcrap I've seen...<p>what basis do they use to review these? Ride, performance, handling, cargo space, value and fuel economy gave the corvette the lead? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"><p>They loved its ride of leaf springs? Or Its performance, that doesn't beat any car with similar power on either acceleration or speed, or did they like its handling? No wait, they must have loved its cargo space, or was it its fuel economy? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> The vette is a great car, with lots of virtues, but the above mentioned arent exactly them so I guess they compared it with econoboxes....<p>bleh...