View Poll Results: UCP Car of the Year

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  • Aston Martin Rapide

    1 2.17%
  • Citroen C3 Picasso

    2 4.35%
  • Ferrari 458 Italia

    15 32.61%
  • Ferrari California

    2 4.35%
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    8 17.39%
  • Jaguar XFR

    5 10.87%
  • Jaguar XJ (X351)

    4 8.70%
  • Lexus LFA

    9 19.57%
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Thread: UCP Awards 2009: Car of the Year [Preliminary Voting 1]

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    UCP Awards 2009: Car of the Year [Preliminary Voting 1]

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    I take it that the Hyundai Genesis is the sedan and not the coupe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledgehammer View Post
    I take it that the Hyundai Genesis is the sedan and not the coupe?
    It was meant to be the coupe - didn't you nominate it?

    My bad.

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    fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella View Post
    fixed
    Many thanks.

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    also here the supercars are in front......
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    also here the supercars are in front......
    There are only two reasonably priced cars in that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    There are only two reasonably priced cars in that list.
    yep, and I voted for one of them....
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    Well, the poll lists in general are supercar top heavy. Selection by fantasy? I know it's called "Ultimate Car Page", but with few exceptions there's no relevancy to the real-world marketplace. Maybe more of us should have payed some attention to the nominations, but probably wouldn't have changed anything to challenge the choices.
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    The other thing to be said is in general at UCP, people are fans of enthusiast cars. EVO choses their car of the year and it's always a sportscar, often a very expensive one.

    UCP's bias is towards European sportscars and supercars in general.

    Is that so bad? I guess it'd be nice to see some variety, and for some people to chose cars that aren't their favourite but in the end, meh.

    csl you seem to have a big problem with this, but I don't. I want to see what my UCP peers vote as their favourite car, what's the problem with that?

    What I would like to see is people posting in the threads telling us why they voted for the car they chose as opposed to any other - that is a constructive and interesting conversation that can be had.

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    Voted for a reasonably priced car.
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    I voted for the XJ. I voted for it because despite not being an especially reasonably priced car it is a return on form from Jaguar. It mates the already excellent X350 chasis with modern contemporary styling and a great interior. It also has modern, frugal and performing powerplants which are near the top of their respective classes.

    As for supercar voting, I'm not against it per se. I think the 458 might be a worthy winner since it is a leap forward in many aspects, and in terms of decade voting so are the GT-R and the Veyron. But I'm definitely against voting a supercar because it is awesome, in my opinion it goes against the spirit of the awards. I think you shouldn't vote a car you like, I've personally voted for cars I don't like, but you should vote for a car you think it is a deserving winner regardless of wheter you'd have one or not.
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    I voted for the 458 as a compromise. I thought about the C3 but that goes against my principle of only voting for cars that are available here. I thought about the Genesis but in point of fact I don't even believe it's the best car in its segment, so I held of there, too. The XJ is a large expensive family ish car, which rules it out for me. I also considered the XF, but really it's the XF range that I would support, not just the XFR. Which left the 458.
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    Went for the Genesis. Shows that you can make a fun RWD car for cheap.

    Shame on you Honda and GM.

    And I'm going to blow a gasket if Honda doesn't find a worthy heir to the S2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Went for the Genesis. Shows that you can make a fun RWD car for cheap.

    Shame on you Honda and GM.

    And I'm going to blow a gasket if Honda doesn't find a worthy heir to the S2000.
    GM sort of did it with the solstice. Certainly the cheapest RWD car in a while. It was just let down by the factory suspension. If SCCA is anything to go by the solstics's domination in several classes (to the point of numerous rule changes trying to limit it) should show it had potential.
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