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DSCOTY '07: Cars Honorable Mention
What is Dieselstation's honorable mention car of the year?
BMW 3-series Convertible [ 3 ] ** [7.32%]
Koenigsegg CCX [ 23 ] ** [56.10%]
Nissan Altima [ 1 ] ** [2.44%]
Porsche Cayman (S excluded) [ 14 ] ** [34.15%]
Total Votes: 41
  
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post Dec 6 2006, 09:29 PM
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This is the vote for the “honorable mention” car of the year, composed of vehicles from the 13 categories which did not win but were within 75% of the winning vehicle. For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

BMW 3-series Convertible
Base MSRP:
$42,600 (estimated)
Available Engines: 3.0 liter DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 230 HP and 200 ft.-lbs. of torque; 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged direct-injection DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 300 HP and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3751-4027 lbs. (estimated by mfr. approx. 400 pounds over coupe)







Koenigsegg CCX
Base MSRP:
$550,000 (approximate)
Available Engines: 4.7 liter twin-supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 806 HP and 678 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2601 lbs.







Nissan Altima
Base MSRP:
$19,800
Available Engines: 2.5 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 175 HP and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque, 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 270 HP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual (N/A on 3.5SL) or CVT transmission with manual shift mode (standard on 3.5SL)
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3042-3423 lbs.







Porsche Cayman (S excluded)
Base MSRP:
$49,400
Available Engines: 2.7 liter DOHC 24-valve H6 with 245 HP and 201 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2866-2988 lbs.





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post Dec 6 2006, 09:42 PM
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The visually repulsive Bimmer and plebian Nissan are simply noncontenders here. Despite it's power and performance claims, the CCX is somehow underwhelming for all it's hype and pedigree, the simpler CC8 would suit me better. So in the end, the brilliant little Cayman gets my love.
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post Dec 6 2006, 10:08 PM
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Mr b00st
post Dec 7 2006, 01:38 PM
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never again will I see a competition where a Nissan Altima is vying for a spot with an 800bhp supercar.

I voted for the Cayman.
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post Dec 7 2006, 08:41 PM
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CCX. Too outrageous in every way to be voted against in this group.
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post Dec 9 2006, 05:16 PM
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The CCX scared me into voting for it.
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marcos_eirik
post Dec 11 2006, 11:28 PM
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I felt like I really couldn't give the CCX the vote here. It's too expensive, too much everything for a finalist. I don't deny that it's an awesome car in every way, but to get any further than a class win there must be at lest some kind of sensibility to it.

So I ended up with the base Cayman then, possibly the best driver's Porsche since the 968 CS went out of production. It might be a bit short on power, but on the other hand, 911 thrills has never been as cheap as this...
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post Dec 12 2006, 03:31 AM
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I've lost my love for hyper-cars, so not the CCX. It was between the Cayman and the 3...and I chose the 3 this time. I actually find it very attractive, and that new turbo engine is awesome. The handling isn't as focused as the Cayman's, but that's not the type of car it is.
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