Cars of the Year, 2011

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  1. Joll

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    Cream of this yr's crop - according to me. :biggrin1:


    City: Fiat Panda, Honda Jazz

    Supermini: Audi A1, Ford Fiesta, VW Polo.

    Hot Hatch: Renault Clio Cup

    Compact: VW Golf, Alfa Giulietta, Skoda Octavia

    X-Over: Skoda Yeti

    Family: Vauxhall Insignia/Buick Regal, Skoda Superb

    Compact Exec: Jaguar XF, BMW 3-Series, Ford Fusion

    SUV: Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery 4

    Sports: Porsche Cayman R, Lotus Evora S

    Luxury: Mercedes S-Class, Jaguar XJ

    Supercar: McLaren MP4-12C

    Car of the Year: Range Rover Evoque


    Any other nominees?? :smile:
     
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    Scratch this boring thing out and fill the resulting blank with Aventador. Ya don't even need to say the brand.... it is known :smile:
     
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    Fiat Panda, what are you, James May? :tongue:
     
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    Aventador's cool. On sale yet?
    Still rather have a McLaren tho, me. ;)

    That's Captain Slow to you, sunshine. :wink:
     
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    Vauxhall Insignia/Buick Regal, is a re-badged Opel Insignia. It was engineered and is built by Opel in Germany. Credit where credit is due. They are exporting it as a Buick to the US and opening a factory in China.


    It appeared around here about 2 years ago.


    One of my work colleagues drives one. It's nice on the outside, but typically GM inside. i.e. boring.
     
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    I'd add the BMW 5 and/ 7 series in the mix too. The best looking models of those vehicles in a long while.

    Also, the Ferrari 458 Italia is just hot! It's the underwear model of Ferrari's lol. :tongue:

    I'm loving the volvo s60 with it's dog face, too.

    The sandero stepway (Dacia or Renault- dependent on where you're from) and the VW crosspolo are nice cross-overs as well.

    Speaking of VW, the Polo GTI and the Golf R look awesome! :biggrin1:

    Interested to see the new ford focus on our roads.
     
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    Yup, we get it as the Vauxhall Insignia - just added the Buick version since it's the same car. :)
     
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    I love the Polo Gti - expensive, but cool 1.4 tsi engine. Proper baby Golf. :tongue:

    I did forget this tho...BAC Mono. :D
     
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    I had no idea that there was such a car. Luka will flip over that.
     
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    The car would flip when he got in. :wink:
    He's fed up of the Fiat Panda jokes, I think. More's the pity. :frown1:
    Wow. Fast & sounds amazing. :eek:
    Love the roads/scenery too. Might move there when I steal a large amount of money. :smile:
     
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    Maserati and Aston Martin not good enough to make the list Joll?! I forget which models off the top of my head but they do look classy!
     
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    New Aston Virage is cool, but I prefer the McLaren haha.
    Masers are ok - not a big fan. :(
     
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    Interesting looking car! But I don't think I would drive it.
     
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    I just bought a 2011 VW Jetta and love the car! Great on fuel consumption with 47 miles to the gallon!!
     
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    You can have your McLaren, while I just zoom off in this Hennessey Venom GT, think it has like 1200hp under the hood :wink:.
     
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    Not listed here but I like the Nissan Juke...only it is too small of an interior for me. Same trouble with many smaller cars out. :(
     
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    I think the fiats cool. But for me it's the Mercedes e63 amg. The torque is insane, also they improved the handling a lot this year. Or the 911s.

    I like 4 door with all the options but love the 2 door 911. Caymans not bad as well.

    Not a really a fan of the 3 series BMW, or BMW in general.
     
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    Yeah the Fiat is a cool little thing. Trouble is, it's a Fiat. If you buy it new and sell it after a year you're probably ok. Anything longer than that is dicey.


    Fiat styling is nice though I have to say. One of my guys just bought a black Punto like this--
     

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    I've spoken to several ppl impressed with the new Jetta - I know VW got quite a bit of criticism when they released the new North American version, but ppl seem to like it. :)
    I like the Skodas personally - get all the best VW tech, but positioned lower in terms of pricing. :D

    I like the Juke! Didn't know you had them over there?
    Qashqai is good, too - just bigger.

    True, lol. My bro had a first gen Punto. Cool styling, but it got a bit naughty sometimes when it came to actually working lol.
    Yeh, that is cool - especially in black. Best lookin supermini (maserati-esque?) before they did the facelift. :(
    I love the fact Fiat are so good at making funky, fun-to-drive small cars. :p
     
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