View Full Version : 2006 CSS Luxury Car of the Year

12-11-2006, 11:00 AM
As you have all been waiting patiently, here we go...<p>First, take a moment and familiarize with the nominees first.<p>Rules are simple:<p>1) Vote objectively.<br>2) Consider the importance of the vehicle to the industry and the manufacturers themselves.<p>How to:<p>Each vehicle on this list will receive a score on a scale between 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. Fraction of points are allowed but we ask you to keep them at half of a point.<p>Thank you and let us know if you have any questions. Voting will be open until December 27. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.<p>Nominees:<p><B>2006 CSS Luxury Car of the Year</B>:<p>Audi S6<br>Audi S8<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman<br>Jaguar XK<br>Lexus LS460/L<br>Volvo S80

12-11-2006, 11:00 AM
<B>2006 CSS Luxury Car of the Year</B>:<p><B>Audi S6</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/spinaroundtown/07.audi.s6/07.audi.s6.act.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/spinaroundtown/07.audi.s6/07.audi.s6.int.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Audi S8</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2007/audi.s8/06.audi.s8.f34.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2007/Audi/20107674-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V</B><p><IMG SRC="http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/07/16/VE_Calais_V_031_m.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/07/16/VE_Calais_V_046_m.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman</B><p><IMG SRC="http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/07/16/WM_Statesman_082_m.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/07/16/WM_Statesman_090_m.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Jaguar XK</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/comparison/2007/jaguar.xk8.coupe/07.jaguar.xk.act.1.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/comparison/2007/jaguar.xk8.coupe/07.jaguar.xk.int.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Lexus LS460/L</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/roadtest/07.lexus.ls.460/07.lexus.ls460.act.2.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/roadtest/07.lexus.ls.460/07.lexus.ls460.int.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Volvo S80</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2007/volvo.s80/07.volvo.s80.f34.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2007/volvo.s80/07.volvo.s80.int.500.jpg" BORDER="0">

12-11-2006, 04:46 PM
<B>Audi S6- 5<br>Audi S8- 5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V- 4.5<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman- 4.5<br>Jaguar XK- 5<br>Lexus LS460- 4.5<br>Volvo S80- 4</B>

12-11-2006, 05:06 PM
Jaguar XK - <B>5</B><br>Lexus LX460 - <B>5</B><br>Audi S8 - <B>5</B><br>Audi S6 - <B>4.5</B><br>Volvo S80 - <B>4</B><br>Holden Caprice/Statesman - <B>3</B><br>Holden Commodore Calais-V - <B>2.5</B>

12-11-2006, 06:38 PM
<B>Audi S6 - 4.5</B> Looks good, Great Interior, awesome car. Yes please.<br><B>Audi S8 - 4</B> Looks Good, but not as good as the other Audi's I guess its a proportions thing.<br><B>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 3.75</B> Great Vehicle. Looks good, drives good, feels good, Interiour's good. It gains in value-for-money, design and dynamics. It loses in lack of innovation and old Transmissions.<br><B>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 4 </B> It looks better than a 7er, S class, A8 OR XJ, but costs 1/3rd. Drives better than most, quality is great, lacks innovation and a better transmission/engine package.<br><B>Jaguar XK - 4 </B> Awesome car. Its good in every way it should be good. Only we dont know if we can trust a Jag, yet.<br><B>Lexus LS460/L - 3 </B> It's still an overpriced Toyota, German rip-off, but it has great quality and reliability. Rear looks exactly like a Camry.<br><B>Volvo S80 - 3 </B> FWD Biased large sedan. Bad start. Boring design. Even worse. They need to pick it up. It has nothing on an Audi....

against the wall
12-11-2006, 07:20 PM
S6-<B>3</B><br>S8-<B>4.5</B><br>Holden VE-<B>3.5</B><br>Holden WM-<B>4</B><br>Jaguar XK-<B>4</B><br>Lexus LS460<B>5</B><br>Volvo S80-<B>3</B>

12-12-2006, 06:56 AM
Lexus LS460/600/L/hL - 5<br>Jaguar XK - 4<br>Audi S6 - 3.5<br>Volvo S80 - 3<br>Audi S8 - 2.5<br>Holden Commodore Calais-V - 2<br>Holden Caprice / Statesman - 1<p>For under 60k, The LS offers most of what an S550 has, and you still get great build-quality & performance. Though the self-parking feature is a novel idea, its still something that shouldnt be trsted..ill sait a few more years till the technology aggrandizes. The Jag is one sexy piece of metal on wheels, every car wants to have sex with it (ignore lame joke). The quiet engine & its presence alone makes it a not so distant 2nd behind the Lexus. The V10 & the interior amenities of the S6 puts it in 3rd place, imagine owning a 4-door Lamborghini for under 90k. The Volvo S80 is a mazzive improvement over the Mk1 version. Safety features abound, but the styling & the packaging is a little too generic for my taste. I own several Bang & Olufsen products, & the fast that the 8 has the coolest sound system in the automotive market excites me, but for a total of 103k (and its weight), id settle for what i already have in my living room (or choose an S6 at least). When i think of luxury cars i wouldnt really put Holden in my list, i dont have any biases (at least none that id like to share)..but it just doesnt belong in this category (ut roh i just started a debate). And thats the name of that tune<p><b>Guys lets include in a brief explanation for our choices if we can</b><br> <br>

12-12-2006, 03:13 PM
Audi S6- 5<br>Audi S8- 5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V- 4.5<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman- 4.5<br>Jaguar XK- 5<br>Lexus LS460/L- 5<br>Volvo S80- 4<br>

12-12-2006, 07:10 PM
Audi S6 - 4<br>Audi S8 - 5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 1<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 1<br>Jaguar XK - 5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 4<br>Volvo S80 - 3

12-12-2006, 08:09 PM
Audi S6 - 4 (slower than the bigger S8, ride and steering don't even come close to meeting expectations after the mighty RS4) <br>Audi S8 - 4.5 (faster than the S6 but too big to have a sporty side, "Mr. Universe in a tuxedo")<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 3.5<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman -3.5<br>Jaguar XK - 5 (epitome of gorgeous)<br>Luxurious LS460/L - 4.5 (yeah, this some luxurous sh*t) <br>Volvo S80 3.5 (weird and ugly interior, nice exterior)

12-14-2006, 11:11 PM
Audi S6 - 4<br>Audi S8 - 4<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 2 - This isn't luxury...<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 2 - ...<br>Jaguar XK - 5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 4.5<br>Volvo S80 - 4

12-16-2006, 11:50 AM
Audi S6 - 3,5<br>Audi S8 - 4<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 3<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 4<br>Jaguar XK - 5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 2<br>Volvo S80 - 4,5

12-16-2006, 12:53 PM
<B><br>Audi S6 - 3.5<br>Audi S8 - 4<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 4<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 4.5<br>Jaguar XK - 3 <br>Lexus LS460/L - 5<br>Volvo S80 - 4.5<br></B>

12-16-2006, 04:02 PM
Audi S6 - 3<br>Audi S8 - 4<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 2<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 2<br>Jaguar XK - 5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 5<br>Volvo S80 - 4,5

12-16-2006, 05:37 PM
Audi S6 - 4.5<br>Audi S8 - 5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 4<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 4<br>Jaguar XK - 5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 4.5<br>Volvo S80 - 5<br>

12-17-2006, 01:57 AM
Audi S6 <I>4.8</I><br>Audi S8 <I>5</I><br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V <I>4.7</I><br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman <I>4.8</I><br>Jaguar XK <I>4.0</I><br>Lexus LS460/L <I>4.7</I><br>Volvo S80 <I>4.8</I>

Swallow Doretti
12-19-2006, 02:43 PM
Audi S6: 2.5<br>Audi S8: 4.5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V: 4<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman: 4<br>Jaguar XK: 4.5<br>Lexus LS460/L: 5<br>Volvo S80: 3.5<p>I can tell from all the fawning over the S6 that nobody's actually driven it, nor talked to anyone who has...

12-21-2006, 10:55 PM
Audi S6 - 3points<br>Audi S8 - 3points<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 4points<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 3points<br>Jaguar XK - 5points<br>Lexus LS460/L - 3points<br>Volvo S80 - 4points

12-22-2006, 03:26 AM
Audi S6 - 5<br>Audi S8 - 5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 3<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 3.5<br>Jaguar XK - 4.5<br>Lexus LS460/L - 4<br>Volvo S80 - 4

Mike B.
12-23-2006, 12:44 AM
Audi S6 = 4.5<br>Audi S8 = 4.5<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V = 4.0<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman = 4.0<br>Jaguar XK = 4.5<br>Lexus LS460/L = 5.0<br>Volvo S80 = 4.5<p>Mike

12-25-2006, 07:43 PM
Holden VE Commodore Calais-V - 5<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman - 4.5<br>Jaguar XK - 4.5<br>Audi S6 - 4.5<br>Volvo S80 - 4<br>Lexus LS460/L - 3.5<br>Audi S8 - 3

12-26-2006, 07:32 AM
Audi S6 2 points great car but the Audi look is becoming almost surreal. I don't like the looks of the nose. Audi needs to go sharp.<br>Audi S8 2 points brilliant car hobbled with lackluster styling. Audi needs more visual appeal<br>Holden VE Commodore Calais-V 5 points great product great styling and by far the best value<br>Holden WM Caprice/Statesman 4 points but I prefer the VE<br>Jaguar XK 2 points the styling is looking dated<br>Lexus LS460/L 5 points stunning styling stunning vehicle<br>Volvo S80 1 styling yawn a good car hidden under boring sheet metal