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Mbukukanyau
12-01-2007, 02:30 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/awards/7373392/0711_01_ps+2008_BMW_3-series+side.jpg (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_bmw_3_series_all_star)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>All-Star: 2008 BMW 3-series (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_bmw_3_series_all_star)
Maybe we should give it a lifetime achievement award, too. There's nothing surprising about this repeat All-Star winner.

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Evolutionary improvements keep the Vette in a class of its own. The C6 gets a re-work for 2008 and we approve.

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/awards/7373416/0711_01_ps+2008_chevrolet_malibu+front_three_quart er.jpg (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_chevrolet_malibu_all_star)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>All-Star: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_chevrolet_malibu_all_star)
Putting General Motors and Detroit firmly back on the map. Chevy's new Malibu (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_automobile_all_stars/index.html#) is a very competitive family sedan.

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/awards/7358072/0711_01_ps+2008_infiniti_g37+front_three_quarter.j pg (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_infiniti_g35_g37_all_star)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>All-Star: 2008 Infiniti G35/G37 (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_infiniti_g35_g37_all_star)
Psst! Looking for a wild good time? G hits the spot. The G35 sedan (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_automobile_all_stars/index.html#) and G37 coupe provide enjoyment per dollar that rivals the venerable BMW 3-series.

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We loved it last year. We love it even more this time around. This lightweight Lotus makes the list once again.

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/awards/7373368/0711_01_ps+2008_mazda_CX-9+front_three_quarter.jpg (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_mazda_cx9_all_star)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>All-Star: 2008 Mazda CX-9 (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_mazda_cx9_all_star)
The deviant crossover with the devil in its heart. The CX-9 (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_automobile_all_stars/index.html#) is one family hauler we're more than happy to drive.

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/awards/7373404/0711_01_ps+2008_mercedes-benz_s-class+front_three_quarter.jpg (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_mercedes_benz_s_class_all_star)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>All-Star: 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-class (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/0711_2008_mercedes_benz_s_class_all_star)
Like a perfect fairy tale, the luxury car that's just right. The Mercedes-Benz S-class is a luxury car All-Star.

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Pure indulgence, smile after smile, mile after mile. The Boxster and Cayman duo continue to please.

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Fast, fun, cheap, and German. If you don't like it, you're probably dead.

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For adults only: The smoothly chic, Scandinavian cool four-seat hatch. Volvo's funky C30 parks itself in the All-Star garage.

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You've seen the winners. Now take a look at the cars that didn't quite get enough votes to make the All-Star list.

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ndwariga
12-01-2007, 02:33 AM
The CTS is not there?

B.R.
12-01-2007, 09:59 AM
Goodbye Honda Accord, hello Chevy Malibu.

wingsnut
12-01-2007, 10:10 AM
I recently test drove a CX-9, and I was completely impressed. I completely loved it. The 3.7L was very taxed with it's over 4600lb weight, but the 6 speed transmission kept things lively and smooth. It even felt quick. The driving/steering feel is the best part. You simply can't believe there is a 7-passenge people mover behind you.

9 of 10 overall. I am tallish, and it felt a bit tight overhead. The MKX I recently drove was taller. Something that annoys me and really the only thing I could find to complain about.

flyco
12-06-2007, 01:44 AM
We can only complain about, like you said. I just want comfortable, but feel it is difficult, in addition to some tension costs.

Mbukukanyau
12-06-2007, 11:28 AM
^^ I for one do not get what it is you said

SobeSVT
12-06-2007, 11:48 AM
^^ I for one do not get what it is you said

ditto . . . .

Mbukukanyau
12-06-2007, 03:33 PM
This guy may be a spammer, Mods, watch him...