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DSCOTY 2010: Sports Cars
What is DS's favorite new sports car of the 2010 model year?
BMW Z4 [ 5 ] ** [14.29%]
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport [ 9 ] ** [25.71%]
Nissan 370Z Roadster [ 2 ] ** [5.71%]
Porsche Boxster Spyder [ 19 ] ** [54.29%]
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post Feb 25 2010, 01:46 AM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year 2010 competition, please see this thread.

BMW Z4
Base MSRP:
$46,000
Available Engines: 3.0 liter inline-6 with 255 HP and 220 ft.-lbs of torque, 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6 with 300 HP and 300 ft.-lbs of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed auto
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 19 City/28 Highway (xDrive30i), 18/25 (xDrive35i)
Curb Weight: 3241-3450 lbs.







Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Base MSRP:
$54,770
Available Engines: 6.2 liter V8 with 430 HP and 424 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/26 Highway
Curb Weight: 3289-3311 lbs.







Nissan 370Z Roadster
Base MSRP:
$36,960
Available Engines: 3.7 liter V6 with 332 HP with 270 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/25 Highway
Curb Weight: 3426-3497 lbs.







Porsche Boxster Spyder
Base MSRP:
$61,200
Available Engines: 3.4 liter flat-6 with 320 HP with 273 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed PDK
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: TBA
Curb Weight: 2811-2866 lbs.





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post Feb 25 2010, 04:37 AM
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For me it's no contest. The Boxtser Spyder is the car I have been waiting my entire adult life for Porsche to make. It's my generation's 924 Carrera GT (without the competition background).
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post Feb 25 2010, 07:34 AM
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This was tough for me. I like the Boxster Spyder, but it's really just a factory stripped Boxster, nothing really all that specail. The Z4 is great though. Surprised that I am the only person to vote for it so far.

Even the critically blasted 370z is beating it?
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post Feb 25 2010, 07:49 AM
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I'm thinking of voting for the Corvette or the Porsche but I'm waiting until the pics show up.
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post Feb 25 2010, 08:46 AM
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That's funny, they're showing up fine for me. Could be cached though.

Anyway, I voted for the Boxster. I love its purity, and top down it looks phenomenal. According to the reviews I've read it's so much more than a "stripped Boxster."

The 370 Roadster is my second choice. I actually really, really like the styling. It's smaller, lighter, has that awesome trick gearbox, and finally doesn't look like ass with the roof up. It's probably the one I would actually buy if I were in the market for a sports car. The Z4's gorgeous, but I see it as a downgrade over its predecessor in every conceivable way (ok, it looks better than the previous roadster, but it has nothing on the coupe). If I wanted a Corvette, I'd either step up to the Z06, or just get the regular model. I'll pass on the Grand Sport.
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post Feb 25 2010, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE(moe @ Feb 25 2010, 11:46 AM) *
That's funny, they're showing up fine for me. Could be cached though.

Anyway, I voted for the Boxster. I love its, and top down it looks phenomenal. According to the reviews I've read it's so much more than a "stripped Boxster."

The 370 Roadster is my second choice. I actually really, really like the styling. It's smaller, lighter, has that awesome trick gearbox, and finally doesn't look like ass with the roof up. The Z4's gorgeous, but I see it as a downgrade over its predecessor in every conceivable way (ok, it looks better than the previous roadster, but it has nothing on the coupe). If I wanted a Corvette, I'd either step up to the Z06, or just get the regular model. I'll pass on the Grand Sport.


They're cached for you. Cyclone is updating the payment method of the CS hosting as we speak. Should be back soon!
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post Feb 25 2010, 08:53 AM
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post Feb 25 2010, 11:03 AM
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gran sport.
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post Feb 25 2010, 12:24 PM
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I like BMW's Zs but I find this iteration rather unattractive and I don't like how it's a step in the SLK direction. Also like Nissan's Zs and I know this one is great, but again, kind of ugly. The Boxster though, holy shit, I want it bad.
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post Feb 25 2010, 04:42 PM
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Grand Sport Interior: Because some people are nostalgic for Fisher Price.

Moe, could you change my vote from 370Z to the Porsche? I want PDK, not that stupid fake manual.
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post Feb 25 2010, 05:59 PM
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Lightest one got my vote.
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post Feb 25 2010, 06:19 PM
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Should the Spyders transmission specs read "6-speed manual, pdk" ?
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post Feb 25 2010, 07:39 PM
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Oh god Boxster Spyder drool3.gif
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post Feb 25 2010, 07:40 PM
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I would imagine so or better: "6-speed manual, 7-speed PDK"
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post Feb 25 2010, 08:09 PM
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Odd .. where did my reply go?

Oh well, I voted for the Grand sport for being best looking, best performing car while still being entirely livable daily driver.
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post Feb 26 2010, 01:45 AM
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Z4, good car but i'm waiting for an M, even though they are saying they are not going to make one (like they said no M SUV...)

Vette, get a normal one or work harder and get a Z06... Just a standard in a bodykit. You can get the same suspension on the normal one.

370, fuck no

Porsche, they made it lighter and upped the power, and it just looks a lot better than the normal boxter. Gets my vote!
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post Feb 26 2010, 04:23 AM
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Corvette for it's fixed hard top. The Porsche looks dumb with the top up which is the way I'd have it 99% of the time. I don't like being on display when I'm in a car.
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post Feb 26 2010, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE(Frederf @ Feb 26 2010, 07:40 AM) *
I would imagine so or better: "6-speed manual, 7-speed PDK"


Yeah, need to fix that.

QUOTE(SwissWhiskey @ Feb 26 2010, 01:45 PM) *
Z4, good car but i'm waiting for an M, even though they are saying they are not going to make one (like they said no M SUV...)


Right, but they went from having two generations of Z-series M cars to saying no more, the case is a bit different than the SUVs. The closest you're going to get is the sDrive35is (or whatever the hell you call it).
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post Feb 26 2010, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE(SwissWhiskey @ Feb 26 2010, 04:45 AM) *
Z4, good car but i'm waiting for an M, even though they are saying they are not going to make one




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post Feb 27 2010, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 26 2010, 04:42 AM) *
Moe, could you change my vote from 370Z to the Porsche? I want PDK, not that stupid fake manual.


Done.
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