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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2003, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Figures...

When did this country go all Yuppie on us?
I was checking my email today and saw a thing for best cars of 2004 so i figured id give it a look...somehow not to my surprise here are some results.
Here's Kiplinger's list of Best in Class 2004 models:


Under $17,000: Hyundai Elantra GT
$17,000 to $23,000: Toyota Camry LE V6
$23,000 to $30,000: Infiniti G35
$30,000 to $40,000: Mercury Marauder
Over $40,000: Lexus LS 430
Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Station Wagon: Volvo XC70
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Small SUV: Ford Escape XLT
Midsize SUV: Acura MDX
Big SUV: Cadillac SRX (tie)
Nissan Pathfinder Armada (tie)
Small Truck: Chevrolet SSR
Big Truck: GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab

I figured Suv would be a Caddy becuase thats the big trend right now like Vans were for awhile back in the 70s or 80s or whenever that was(before my time) [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] thank god...
What really torqued me off was the SSR getting the small truck one, I mean really you would think the Dakota, Ranger, or S10 would get it. The SSR seems more like a sports car to me, like the El Camino. Then the big truck category. Since when is a half ton a big truck? I dont see how a 1 ton, regular or dually wouldnt of ranked higher then a Xcab 1500. Well Ill stop my rant right here I guess. Here is the link for the rest of you guys if you wanna see it.
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http://autos.msn.com/advice/article....97&src=msn
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Re: Figures...

Its funny, its not exactly clear what was used as a basis for the ratings, "Value" is kinda vague, its not like rating them by sales.

Most of this list doesn't surprise me, I've read a lot of stuff on this lately, so I can kinda expect what to see. The Camry has been doing quite well the last while, but I expected to see more Hondas on there.....well the MDX counts I guess....but its not a passenger car.

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