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11-13-2006, 04:46 AM
Ford S max wins European Car of the Year award<p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/ft/feature/feature/4934/1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/f...934/1</A><p>FRANKFURT, Nov 13 (Reuters) - European automotive journalists have voted the Ford S-MAX van their "Car of the Year 2007", number-two U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday.<p>The eight models on the short list for the award also included the Citroen C4 Picasso (PEUP.PA: Quote, Profile, Research), Fiat Grande Punto (FIA.MI: Quote, Profile, Research), Honda Civic (7267.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Opel/Vauxhall Corsa (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Peugeot 207, Skoda Roomster (VOWG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Volvo C30.<p>The prize is awarded by a panel of 58 motoring journalists from 22 European countries. It recognises the most outstanding new car to go on sale in the previous 12 months. <p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-11-13T075459Z_01_L13911182_RTRIDST_0_AUTOS-FORD-EUROPE.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...=qcna</A><p>I sure hope someone in Dearborn notices.<p>family members in Uk have an Smax (in body shop waiting for parts) and a Galaxy that arrived a week ago. <p>Good work Ford Europe.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by boston at 8:48 AM 11/13/2006</i>

11-13-2006, 05:17 AM
Like i said in the older post in General Discussions i am very happy that the S-Max came first, not just cause im a Ford fan boy but it did deserve it.<br>But i am really really surprised with the rest, i mean the Corsa almost taking first place? Come on!(hehhe) I surely dont think it deserves to get such high ranking especially when the Volvo C30 and the Honda Civic got such low ratings compared to it.<p>Cheers to the S-Max <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

11-13-2006, 08:34 AM
Someone will notice, but then bean counters will push for another 4 years of current Focus.

11-15-2006, 03:10 AM
Woww, that's bit weird news to 06/07 Euro car of the year but i think it does make sense because S-Max has few safe features. <br>Hope Ford Australia brings this here.

11-15-2006, 05:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gian86</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Woww, that's bit weird news to 06/07 Euro car of the year but<B> i think it does make sense because S-Max has few safe features</B>. <br>Hope Ford Australia brings this here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What do u mean by that mate?? S-Max won cause its a great car overall and adds something different in the MPV section (its a niche). Safety? I wouldnt think it won due to safety features

11-15-2006, 07:28 PM
Ohh, i thought about it. Maybe it's everything but not safety then.

11-15-2006, 08:59 PM
<A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/images/results/mpvs/car_260_2006/Ford%20S-MAX%20datasheet.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/images...t.pdf</A><p>Not sure where you guys are going on safety, but the Smax is a strong vehicle. The other vehicle in the accident my bro had fell apart, a Peugeot that though driving on the wrong side of the road at high speed was a good idea. Bro, drove away severe damage and no injuries<p>Over a month and still waiting for parts......

11-17-2006, 08:14 PM
To be dead honest, the competition wasn't all that high really but still it's great that the S-Max won.

11-18-2006, 03:34 AM
I think competition was on a higher standard than past couple of years. The Ford, Volvo and Honda were all interesting alternatives for title i reckon

11-18-2006, 05:20 AM
That is true. But look at each car on paper and none are real mould breakers. All are absolutly great cars, any car there could have wne IMHO, for me anyway they don't scream COTY. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">