Time to vote

The Truth About Cars has it’s annual “Ten Worst” balloting up.

This year’s nominees are:

Buick LaCrosse
Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet TrailBlazer / GMC Envoy / Isuzu Ascender / Saab 9-7X (GMT-360)* **
Chevy Aveo* **
Chevy Cobalt/Pontiac G5
Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon
Chrysler Aspen / Dodge Durango* **
Chrysler Sebring / Dodge Avenger*
Dodge Caliber
Dodge Nitro*
Hummer H2* **
Hummer H3 / H3T*
Jeep Commander
Jeep Compass* **
Kia Amanti
Lincoln Mark LT**
Pontiac Torrent
Saab 9-5
Scion xB
smart fortwo
Suzuki Forenza
Tesla Roadster
VW Routan

*2007 Ten Worst Winner
** 2006 Ten Worst Winner

There are indeed some real “winners” in there.

German automakers should know better.  The Routan is frustrating – they could have rebadged any van made in Asia and been better off. Who knows what they were thinking.  Irony must have been the goal with the profoundly dumb “smart” car. My Jetta TDI seats five, has 16 cu ft. of trunk space, can survive a collision and gets better mileage.  Mercedes would be better off dumping the “smart” and bringing their magnificent and economical A class to America.

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