Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My car wins the Best Car Award!!!

After a long hiatus, GM won both the best car and best truck of the year awards at the Detroit auto show.

We bought our new Saturn Aura end of October and our satisfaction with the Aura was not was voted the best car for this year. In other words, it beat the hell out of Camry and Accord :). Go Saturn!!! and Go GM!!!

There is a saying which goes, perception lags reality. Well, in the auto industry it seems like the lag is over 10 years. I am happy, I am not a victim of perceptions !! I am laughing my way to the bank with the dollars I saved for a much better car at a much lower price.

From a news clipping:

A packed house at Detroit’s Cobo Center saw two General Motors divisions win the 2007 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards this morning on the Michigan Hall stage.

The new Saturn Aura sedan won the car of the year honors, beating the redesigned Toyota Camry and the new Honda Fit subcompact. The Saturn Aura received 205 points; the Honda Fit got 176 and the Toyota Camry 89 points in the voting.

Saturn AuraJill Lajdziak, general manager of Saturn, with the Aura, the North American Car of the Year. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The North American Truck of the Year award went to the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, which defeated the Ford Edge crossover and the similar Mazda CX-7. The Chevrolet Silverado received 243 points; the Mazda CX-7 got 135 and the Ford Edge 92.

The North American Car and Truck of the Year jury is composed of 49 American and Canadian print, broadcast, television and Web journalists, who this year went through three rounds of voting to arrive at the winners.

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