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Honda wins COTY

Car of the Year goes to Honda.

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I really wish I'd have bought one of these instead of this fugging Hemi Ram. They are pretty damned cool, albeit a little too small for my taste. Maybe an Accord in a couple years...

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Re: Honda wins COTY

What's wrong w/ the RAM?
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Re: Honda wins COTY

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What's wrong w/ the RAM?
Wordy sumbitch reply...

Long story long, ever since I got my first full time job as a just turned 21 year old sheriff's deputy, I've been driving 4x4 pickups. A new one every three or four years.

Maybe I'm maturing or getting more frugal as I age, I dunno, but the "utility" I used to claim was inherent in a pickup doesn't really exist. I've finally come by way of the opinion that unless you're a contractor or some such, a car is a better choice - at least most of the time.

They're big, take up alot of room in the garage, are hard to park and negotiate traffic with, suck gas like there is no tomorrow, and they cost alot. My Ram stickered for damn near $37K...I shudder to think about how nice a car I could be driving for that same coin, or less.

I used to say to myself that because I was a cop, I had to get to work no matter the snowfall. So I'd lock the hubs, bash through some deep drifts during the winter, then promptly get into my rear wheel drive, V8 powered sedan and drive around making radio calls all night and never get stuck.

Need 4WD?

I think not.

I think the thing that has finally pushed me over the edge is the price of gasoline. Even at two bucks a gallon (let alone over $3 we were paying a few weeks ago), it costs me well over $50 to fill my truck...and the bastard gets about 11.5-12 to the gallon.

Yeah, I'm about done with full size domestic pickups...it's going to be some sort of sporty sedan next time.
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Re: Honda wins COTY

That thing is kinda fugly.
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Need 4WD?

I think not.
325xi AWD Or any Subaru whether it be a Legacy GT, WRX, STi
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Re: Honda wins COTY

ever since motortrend voted the thunderbird and the PT Cruiser as COTY, they have had no credibility with me...

I do however think the new CIVIC is fantastic!
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Re: Honda wins COTY

acura TL and the G35 are all absolutely fantastic sedans for far less than the $37K a (IMHO) POS dodge hemi costs...

The new Lexus IS is also just starting to get some reviews and its in a similar price range.
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Re: Honda wins COTY

I've always felt that way about trucks. Unfortunately a necessary evil in my life.



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<--------- Will never again own a full sized truck.
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Re: Honda wins COTY

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ever since motortrend voted the thunderbird and the PT Cruiser as COTY, they have had no credibility with me...

I do however think the new CIVIC is fantastic!
Motor Trend hasn't been worth a crap for several years. I have a problem with a magazine where I (literally) have trouble distinguishing the ads from the features.

Ever notice how the TOTY and COTY are ALWAYS whatever is newest on the market?

But ya, the new Civic is still pretty impressive.

And then there's this asshole...
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Ever notice how the TOTY and COTY are ALWAYS whatever is newest on the market?
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Be sure to check out their reasoning. It is never intended to be the "best" new vehicle; it is the one that either makes the biggest splash, or biggest departure from current. It is a publisher's popularity contest ... no real rules.

Also agree on not being able to distinguish long ads from their normal text.
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acura TL and the G35 are all absolutely fantastic sedans for far less than the $37K a (IMHO) POS dodge hemi costs...

The new Lexus IS is also just starting to get some reviews and its in a similar price range.
I know. I have lusted over the TL since it came out (the newest variant). The G35 is sweet if getting a bit long in the tooth. The new IS is the cat's ass.
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<--------- Will never again own a full sized truck.
Me neither BDA. I just wish I'd have had this turn of heart this summer when I brought home the Ram. I guess it took one more drink from the well to decide the water tasted bad.

I'll trade out of this as soon as it's feasible to do so, perhaps in another 18 months or so...
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acura TL and the G35 are all absolutely fantastic sedans for far less than the $37K a (IMHO) POS dodge hemi costs...

Both of those cars are really nice. But what makes the HEMI a POS?
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Re: Honda wins COTY

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acura TL and the G35 are all absolutely fantastic sedans for far less than the $37K a (IMHO) POS dodge hemi costs...

The new Lexus IS is also just starting to get some reviews and its in a similar price range.
Ditto!!

What about a Audi A4 or S4!!

Look, lean, believe!!
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