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Can you believe it? The new Car of the Year is the new Honda Civic.
An econobox for the '04, the C for '05, and another econobox for '06.
Maybe next year it will be a real car again.
 

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Great Car!

Man thet honda is awesome! So much better than any old SRT vehicle. They just waste gas......

Yeah Right!

Let the Media clowns sell the masses on econobox crap. That leaves more liquid dinosaur juice for me to feed my HUNGRY 300c SRT-8!!!
 

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Well Honda's have a valid purpose if you live in an area like I do where the winters can be harsh on cars; I don't doubt my 300C's ability to be driven in snow and ice, but I'd rather have her safe and sound and clean in the garage and let my Accord endure the rock chips, sanded roads, salt solution, and idiots that don't know how to drive sliding into her....

This will be the first winter for my 300C but I've always had a "nice" car that I'd park for winter and only drive it on nice days... The added benefit is in the spring when you finally get to start driving your real car again it's almost like it's a new car!
 

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You have to compare NOT w/300c (2005 new car) but what's new for 2006.

I think there was the Avalon, Audi A3, Passat, Jetta, BMW 3-series, Charger.

Out of those, the Civic has a good chance of topping those; at least for value and gas mileage and refinement.

Recall, the 2004 MTCOTY was the Prius (if I can remember). So it's not always based on pure HP.
 

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Teahead; you are correct sir. That is the econobox for '04 that I was referring to.
The Car of the Year does not only consider cars new for that year, it considers all. BUT if it is basically unchanged from last year, it was considered then, before these newer models came out, so it has very little chance.
 

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Motortrend is famous for some of its choices for "car of the year." A Renault Alliance was "car of the year." Shortly thereafter, Renault didn't even sell in the states. Here's the entire list:

2006 Honda Civic
2005 Chrysler 300
2004 Toyota Prius
2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe / Sedan
2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2000 Lincoln LS
1999 Chrysler 300M
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
1996 Dodge Caravan
1995 Chrysler Cirrus
1994 Ford Mustang
1993 Ford Probe GT
1992 Cadillac Seville Touring Sedan
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ
1990 Lincoln Town Car
1989 Ford Thunderbird SC
1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
1987 Ford Thunderbird
1986 Ford Taurus LX
1985 Volkswagen GTI
1984 Chevrolet Corvette
1983 American Motors Renault Alliance
1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1981 Chrysler K-cars, Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant
1980 Chevrolet Citation
1979 Buick Riviera S
1978 Chrysler, Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon
1977 Chevrolet Caprice
1976 Chrysler, Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare
1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 V-8
1974 Ford Mustang II
1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1972 Citroen SM
1971 Chevrolet Vega
1970 Ford Torino
1969 Plymouth Road Runner
1968 Pontiac GTO
1967 Mercury Cougar
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1965 Pontiac Motor Division
1964 Ford Motor Company
1963 American Motors Rambler
1962 Buick Special
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1959 Pontiac Motor Division
1958 Ford Thunderbird


(BTW: I'm not putting the Honda in those same leagues. They seem to be excellent cars for what they are: economy/budget minded cars, which may be in the forefront today due to recent gasoline woes).
 

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Hah! SOme of my faves:

1976 Chrysler, Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare
1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 V-8
1974 Ford Mustang II
1971 Chevrolet Vega
 

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I don't think that MT claims that the Car of the Year is the best thing out there. The COY has to be a new model and is, ultimately, what they view as the most significant entrant in the market.

Most of the auto magazine awards are of little usefulness, and MT's is probably among the most worthless. Anytime I've read the COY article, I've gotten the feeling that they've gerrymandered the test numbers to get to the preconceived "winner." These things are just marketing ploys, and the relative merit of the competitors often has little to do with the winner.
 

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I would agree with the COT. The Civic has set a new standard for economy cars at the right time with higher gas prices. I drove a Civic and was very impressed. This is the best small car I have ever seen(although the Mazda 3 is not bad). I bet that was the car that send Nissan back to the drawing board with the new Sentra.
 
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