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Old 12-03-2006, 03:36 PM
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2007 BMW 3-series
2007 Chevrolet Corvette
2007 Chrysler 300
2007 Honda Accord
2007 Honda Fit
2007 Infiniti G35 sedan
2007 Mazda MX-5
2007 Mazdaspeed 3
2007 Porsche Boxster and Cayman
2007 Volkswagen GTI
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:10 PM
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Wow thanks for the heads up!

Glad to see the 3 made it as the preannual 10Best............again.

There's an alarmingly low number of domestics, but I understand the reasoning behind most of the vehicles on the list. If there's one car I question it's the Vee-dub. They're fun cars, but doesn't the Mazdaspeed3 take care of that niche?
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:50 PM
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Hmm, No Toyota products!

AND WTF is with the Boxter/Caymen...they are 2 very different cars???????? C&D is getting soft I think.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:31 AM
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Hmm, No Toyota products!
Rightfully so; the list is called ten BEST.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:14 AM
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Rightfully so; the list is called ten BEST.
Usually theu can squeek a Lexus product in there.
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It's 10 best according to Car and Driver, and I'm not Car and Driver, so my list, rightly so, would be very different.
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totally disagree regarding the 2007 G35. Blech. The car's interior is cramped and the car feels and drives very heavy. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:56 PM
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totally disagree regarding the 2007 G35. Blech. The car's interior is cramped and the car feels and drives very heavy. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
Ain't that right! I went straight from a 335/328 test drive to that thing, and could have sworn someone were playing a practical joke on me. Most over hyped car of the year.
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AND WTF is with the Boxter/Caymen...they are 2 very different cars?
They are the same car in roadster and coupe with some minor restyling features. The option lists (equipment, colors, interiors) are essentially identical.
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Hmm, No Toyota products!
This is a C&D 10Best cars list, not CR's 10 best appliances list, nor Sears' 10 best bargains of the seasons list.
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They should have a C&D subscribers' 10 most desirable, not 10 best, what ever that means.
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They are the same car in roadster and coupe with some minor restyling features. The option lists (equipment, colors, interiors) are essentially identical.
They may look the similar and have similar options, but are very different underneath the skin.
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Hmm, No Toyota products!

AND WTF is with the Boxter/Caymen...they are 2 very different cars???????? C&D is getting soft I think.
I think the top 10 consists of frequent C&D advertisers.

Toyota does not advertise much in the mag nor are they a performance company. At least not yet. The G35 compared to the ES350 would win an handling test.
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They may look the similar and have similar options, but are very different underneath the skin.
Different suspension designs, or just different spring/shock values? Besides, for years C&D has lumped the 325 through M3 into one spot.
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mini should be on that list instead of that Honda Fit crap.
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mini should be on that list instead of that Honda Fit crap.
I dont see the two as competitors. The Mini costs more to start with and can go up to the price of a well-equipped Honda Accord. And it doesnt get as good fuel economy, and only has 2 doors, and lacks the storage flexibility.

Even with all these benefits, I think the Fit is just the latest craze/fad just like SUVs were 5 years ago. It'll die away in 2 years.
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Best Sports Sedan
BMW 335i (0-60mph: 5.4 s / EPA City: 19 mpg)
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