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05-07-2010, 01:29 PM
2010 Edmunds' Inside Line Readers' Most Wanted Awards (

Speed Under $30,000 - Speed Over $30,000 - Convertibles too...

In the vast loop of opinion, accusation and tortured syntax that is the online world, everyone is an expert. Well, that's not exactly true; car_sux_dude427 really is an idiot. But the rest of us, we are experts. So for the third consecutive year we're providing you with a forum to broadcast your expertise, and you can do it an orderly way without being compelled to accuse anyone of being a "fanboi." Vote in our annual Readers' Most Wanted awards competition.
We say orderly because we, the experts at Inside Line, have constructed the basic parameters and rules of this game. We have defined a list of vehicles in eight categories, from Speed to Family to Hauling. We've further ordered our little universe by splitting each category of vehicle into two classes: one for vehicles that cost less than $30,000 and one for vehicles that cost more. The only exception is the Concept Car category, because all concept cars cost much more than $30,000 and also have no price at all.

And when we say $30,000, we mean $30,000 — not $30,025. We include in our calculation the base MSRP of the vehicle as well as any destination and delivery charges. So the carefully laid marketing plans of the Ford Motor Company and BMW and a few others which like to advertise a less-than-$30,000 base price for, say, the Ford Mustang GT 5.0 or the BMW 128i but do not include in that calculation the fees that must be paid by customers, have been summarily tossed out of the "____ Under $30,000" classes.

Also, each model variation is to be considered on its own merits, not those of the entire nameplate. In other words, you will vote for the "Corvette Z06" or "Corvette ZR1" or "Corvette Gran Sport," not simply "Corvette." You will also have the option to vote for no Corvette at all.

You may submit a write-in candidate and it will be considered. But please keep in mind that even Eugene V. Debs couldn't make that deal work.

Oh, one more rule: A vehicle must go on sale by June 2010 to be eligible, whether it's a 2010 model or a 2011. Some early 2011s, such as the upgraded Mustangs, made it. Some others, such as the Cadillac CTS-V coupe, did not. We'll revisit them next year.

And don't worry; since we set out the rules and chose the contestants, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to accuse us of bias and/or simple dunderheadedness. And in so doing, you can sustain the input/amplification/output loop and prevent a disastrous collapse of the whole system. Or you could just vote for the cars you think are coolest. Your call.

Come back next month to see the results.

05-07-2010, 01:58 PM
^ actually they've got a full range of categories...

...including the one that pissed me off the most = they didn't have the Ford START listed for best concept :mad:

Andrew L
05-07-2010, 04:37 PM
No Lincolns listed at all until they get to family over 30,000... what gives?