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moe
Kia Forte/Forte Koup
Base MSRP:
$13,695
Available Engines: 2.0 liter inline-4 with 156 HP and 144 ft.-lbs of torque, 2.4 liter inline-4 with 173 HP and 168 ft.-lbs
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual (2.0), 6-speed manual (2.4), 4-speed automatic (2.0 EX), 5-speed automatic (2.0 LX and 2.4 SX, N/A on 2.4 SX Koup)
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 25 City/34 Highway (2.0 manual and 4-speed auto), 27/36 (2.0 5-speed auto), 22/31 (2.4 5-speed auto), 22/32 (2.4 6-speed manual)
Curb Weight: 2707-2875 lbs.







Ford Transit Connect
Base MSRP:
$21,135
Available Engines: 2.0 liter I-4 with 136 HP and 128 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 4-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 22 City/25 highway
Curb Weight: 3360-3425 lbs.







Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Base MSRP:
$19,5120
Available Engines: 2.6 liter DOHC I-5 with 170 HP and 177 ft.-lbs of torque, 2.0 liter turbo diesel I-4 with 140 HP and 236 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed DSG
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 22 City/30 Highway (I-5 manual), 23/30 (I-5 auto), 30/41 (TDI manual), 30/42 (TDI DSG)
Curb Weight: 3228-3286 lbs.







Porsche Panamera
Base MSRP:
$89,900
Available Engines: 4.8 liter V8 with 400 HP and 369 ft.-lbs of torque, 4.8 liter turbcharged V8 with 500 HP and 516 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (PDK)
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/24 Highway (S and 4S with PDK), 15/23 (Turbo)
Curb Weight: 3968-4343 lbs.







Porsche 911 GT3/GT3 RS
Base MSRP:
$112,200
Available Engines: 3.6 liter flat 6 with 435 HP and 317 ft.-lbs of torque, 3.6 liter flat 6 with 450 HP and 317 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 14 City/21 Highway
Curb Weight: 3075 lbs.





Bjorn
This was a hard category. In the end, the GT3 represents, for me, excellence over the others.
duality
It's hard to come to this thread and not vote for the GT3 - for so many reasons..I won't go into detail. Jetta wagon - isn't that just an extended Golf?

Having said that, I must give honorable mention to the Kia Forte. I've heard lots of good things about it and it looks fantastic; this and the Soul - Kia is on a roll.

Now, can someone please explain why the Transit van is even part of the DS polls?
clarkma5
I was gonna vote for the Kia until I saw the GT3. It's almost impossible for me to vote against the GT3, I don't care what the question is! "Best family sedan?" "GT3 motherfucker!!!! lol. Ok that's ridiculous but I love that car, all time favorite status.
fiber optic
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 25 2010, 02:33 PM) *
"Best family sedan?" "GT3 motherfucker!!!! lol.


I would totally find a way to fit a baby seat to that rollcage if it meant I could own one.
moe
I voted panamera because I'm boring and drunk
Razor
QUOTE(moe @ Mar 25 2010, 07:17 PM) *
I voted panamera because I'm boring and drunk


Hooray! I voted Kia because my neighbor just bought one and I feel like fanboying Kia/Hyundai for being so damn good lately.
UserDrew
Ford transit. nothing beats it.
moe
QUOTE(duality @ Mar 25 2010, 09:05 PM) *
Now, can someone please explain why the Transit van is even part of the DS polls?


Because it's a big deal for the NA market.
Halflifehavock13
I would normally vote for the gt3, but I've come to the expectation that the gt3 will always be great.

That's why I voted for the panamera. While its easy to go balls to the wall and make a no compromise sports car, its a hell of a lot harder to blend sportiness and luxury BOTH very well at the same time.
Frederf
Sabine Schmidt could drive that Ford Transit around the 'Ring faster than you could a GT3. FORD TRANSIT FUCK YEAH.
SwissWhiskey
GT3

The sportscar
Aircooled
If all 5 sets of keys were laying on a table, I know which set I'd walk away with.
midnightdorifto
QUOTE(Aircooled @ Mar 27 2010, 05:09 PM) *
If all 5 sets of keys were laying on a table, I know which set I'd walk away with.

This.
moe
I was going to change my vote to the GT3 after sobering up, but what's the point? It's massacring this poll anyway.
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