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DSCOTY '07: Compacts
What is Dieselstation's best compact of the year?
Dodge Caliber [ 5 ] ** [12.20%]
Hyundai Elantra [ 2 ] ** [4.88%]
Nissan Sentra [ 10 ] ** [24.39%]
Pontiac G5 [ 6 ] ** [14.63%]
Suzuki SX4 [ 18 ] ** [43.90%]
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post Nov 22 2006, 05:52 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

Dodge Caliber
Base MSRP:
$14,135
Available Engines: 1.8 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 148 HP and 125 ft.-lbs. of torque, 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve 16-valve inline-4 with 158 HP and 141 ft.-lbs. of torque, 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 172 HP and 166 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual (1.8 only) or CVT transmission (N/A on 1.8)
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive (N/A on 2.4) or all wheel drive (2.4 only)
Curb Weight: 2966-3308 lbs.







Hyundai Elantra
Base MSRP:
$13,395
Available Engines: 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 138 HP and 136 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2723-2895 lbs.







Nissan Sentra
Base MSRP:
$14,750
Available Engines: 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 140 HP and 147 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or CVT transmission
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2853-2991 lbs.







Pontiac G5
Base MSRP:
$15,265
Available Engines: 2.2 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 148 HP and 152 ft.-lbs. of torque, 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 173 HP and 163 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2991 lbs.







Suzuki SX4
Base MSRP:
$14,999
Available Engines: 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 143 HP and 136 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Part-time all wheel drive (driver selectable)
Curb Weight: 2800-2877 lbs.





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post Nov 22 2006, 06:39 PM
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It was between the sentra and the suzuki for me. But, for having awd, good interior and only 15k, I'm gonna have to go with the sx4 (even though the 6 speed was hard to give up).
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post Nov 22 2006, 06:46 PM
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Yet another abstention.
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post Nov 22 2006, 08:47 PM
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I have to admit that the new Elantra is absolutely gorgeous. The interior is a huge improvement and I think my only gripe with it would be the Toyotaish rear.
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post Nov 22 2006, 08:58 PM
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Despite my admiration of Nissan for including a 6-speed manual tranny as an option for the Sentra, the only car out of this lot I'd remotely consider owning is the 2.4 G5. The rest are absolutely abominable.
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post Nov 22 2006, 10:14 PM
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Pontiac followed up by the Nissan for me.
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post Nov 22 2006, 10:40 PM
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No vote for me. They all are completly ugly. I can't even express enough of how much those suck.
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post Nov 22 2006, 10:59 PM
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A 5 speed Suzuki SX4 Sport sounds like the most fun, so it's what I went for. Its relatively light in this group despite its standard AWD, and ya know you'd have fun jamming it down dirt roads. It's a poor man's rally car! Nothing else in this group could hope to be as fun.
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post Nov 22 2006, 11:09 PM
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If you gotta get a car in this category, I'd go with the new Elantra. It looks incredible, and Hyundai's cars are becoming better and better with each new generation.

Oh, and the Pontiac G5 is nothing more than a reskinned Cobalt, so it shouldn't even be in the running.
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post Nov 22 2006, 11:42 PM
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QUOTE(Import vs. Domestic @ Nov 22 2006, 11:09 PM) *
Oh, and the Pontiac G5 is nothing more than a reskinned Cobalt, so it shouldn't even be in the running.


I'm well aware, I debated leaving it out because of that. moethepaki said he thought it should stay and I was ambivalent so in it went.
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post Nov 23 2006, 12:52 AM
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I agree with Clark's reasoning, all-wheel drive and a stick shift is pretty damn cool in this market segment. Suzuki it is.
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post Nov 23 2006, 01:14 AM
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QUOTE(Import vs. Domestic @ Nov 23 2006, 10:09 AM) *
Oh, and the Pontiac G5 is nothing more than a reskinned Cobalt, so it shouldn't even be in the running.


QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Nov 23 2006, 10:42 AM) *
I'm well aware, I debated leaving it out because of that. moethepaki said he thought it should stay and I was ambivalent so in it went.


I told him to let it stay because I wanted to vote for it. It's a good car, plain and simple.
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post Nov 25 2006, 08:40 PM
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...where is the Rabbit?
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post Nov 26 2006, 12:43 AM
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QUOTE(Mr b00st @ Nov 25 2006, 08:40 PM) *
...where is the Rabbit?


Covered (prematurely) last year as the Golf mkV. Though I jumped the gun back in '06, I don't think it's fair for the Rabbit/Golf mkV to run twice.
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post Nov 26 2006, 09:12 AM
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i think it is considering last year's was a 2.0L FSI I4 and the new one is the 2.5L I5 and... i just think it should be included, because the rest of these are all so bad.

I guess i'll vote anyway. Hmm... god, let's see.

Caliber- complete crap, looks like an SUV, ugly interior, poor powertrain, just... no.
Hyundai elantra - inoffensive styling, weaksauce powertrain, great warranty, impressive interior, soft suspension.
Nissan Sentra - looks even more like a pregnant potato than the old one. But it has a six speed. Hmm.
Pontiac G5 - an uglier version of the Cobalt, which is mediocre GM junk.
Suzuki SX4 - despite it's designer styling tag, it's still ugly. But a strong powertrain and the unique AWD advantage make this my choice. But really i don't want any of them.


So i guess for hte sake of having a complete voter turnout, i'll go for the SX4.
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post Nov 26 2006, 10:48 AM
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My reasoning is along the same line as boost's but I really can't stand voting for any of these. sad.gif
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post Nov 26 2006, 12:27 PM
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ya, I have to abstain...I wouldnt even want one of these as a rental car.
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post Nov 27 2006, 01:05 AM
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Suzuki . Saw one IRL and liked it very much .
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post Nov 27 2006, 02:48 PM
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I'd say in this compact segment, I'd go for the Hyundai. It's built just as well as the rest of the car and it's about $1,000 - $2,500 cheaper than the competition.
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