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Old 11-07-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Cadillac CTS

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:16 AM
 
Location: sumter
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i was reading that last night, beautiful car.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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I'm shocked the Vette didn't win.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Big deal. They also picked the 1997 Chevy Malibu for Car of the year and that wasn't their worst choice.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Motor Trend Cars of the Year Complete Winners List
Other notables include
2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 OR Cruiser
1995 Chrysler Cirrus
1983 Renault Alliance
1981 Chrysler K car
1980 Chevy Citation
1971 Chevy Vega
1960 Corvair
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I like the CTS. I have several neighbors that own them and compared to my Lincoln, the Lincoln is pretty primitive. The guy across the street buys a new one about every 6-8 months. He puts a lot of miles on one quick. He says the next one will be a Sport. I'm first up for a ride!
Motor Trend is working on being the most worthless car rag out there. In their "testing" the Roush Mustang against the new hot rod Camaro, the Mustang beat the GM in every segment but they noticed that the Mustang had brake fade after several laps around their track so the Camaro won. Then for the Truck of the Year, they pitted the new Ram against a smaller Ford and a Nissan NV. If you didn't know it, the NV is a Suburban type truck, not even a pickup. They also wanted to compare an Ecoboost against a V8 so they chose an F150 with the EB versus a 6.2 Raptor with huge tires that weighs in a lot more than an F150 and then wondered why the Raptor didn't do better pulling the same boat......DUH!. And the latest joke. They compared a Vette, a Ferrari V12, and a Porsche 911. The Vette and Ferrari were all over the Poor**** and beat it in the dirt but the Poor**** was the winner because they liked it better. This is a case of lets not let the data be the deciding factor but what they like best. I could care less what they like and their "tests" already have predetermined results so why even bother reading it. I think that's why GM and Ford both are seemingly not submitting cars for their articles anymore. Like the truck of the year was missing any GM offering. For the hybrids there was no Ford and the same for the SUV class- no Fords at all and the GM was a Buick. Pretty bad when the car industry's apparent perception of MT is that it's a joke.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Look at their list of previous winners:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_...ar_of_the_Year

How many of those do you wish you had bought? '96 Dodge Caravan, anybody? '01 PT Cruiser?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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The Porsche won because it was the best driver's car. And, even being down 60 hp and 140 ft lbs of torque! the 911 was only .7 of a sec slower around the race track, and .2 of a sec slower in 0-60 with the Vette.

In their 2013 Best Driver's car shootout, all 7 of the drivers/editors chose it as #1. The other spots, 2-14, never had a consensus.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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The CTS is much improved in appearance. It is less blunt looking, more subtle and more attractive overall.

The Corvette Stingray is a remarkably attractive car. I was surprised to learn it is only available naturally aspirated @ 450 hp. Maybe a new model will come out later this coming year.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Motor Trend Cars of the Year Complete Winners List
Other notables include
2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 OR Cruiser
1995 Chrysler Cirrus
1983 Renault Alliance
1981 Chrysler K car
1980 Chevy Citation
1971 Chevy Vega
1960 Corvair
This line up sounds pretty bad, makes you wonder what Motor Trend was smoking when they chose these POS vehicles!
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