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Lists: TIME Magazine: The '10 Most Exciting Vehicles of 2010'
CDR ^ | 9/9/2009 | CDR

Posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT by wrrock

Kia Soul
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Ford Taurus SHO
Cadillac CTS Wagon
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Toyota Venza
Nissan 370Z
Suzuki Kizashi
Volkswagen Golf
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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1 posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:49 AM PDT by wrrock
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To: wrrock

I think my 06 Buick Lucerne is pretty exciting myself....


2 posted on 09/09/2009 8:27:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd love to see a Smart Car demolition derby.....)
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To: wrrock

That list is completely craptastic.

Oh, it came from Time? That explains it.


3 posted on 09/09/2009 8:28:25 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: wrrock

Kia Soul 0% (0 votes)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 0% (0 votes)

Ford Taurus SHO 50% (1 votes)

Cadillac CTS Wagon 0% (0 votes)

Jeep Grand Cherokee 0% (0 votes)

Toyota Venza 0% (0 votes)

Nissan 370Z 50% (1 votes)

Suzuki Kizashi 0% (0 votes)

Volkswagen Golf 0% (0 votes)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 0% (0 votes)

Total Votes: 2


4 posted on 09/09/2009 8:29:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Liberals feed on dead Senators and babies)
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To: wrrock
The One Most Dull Magazine of 2010:
1: TIME
5 posted on 09/09/2009 8:30:08 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: wrrock

Kia Soul - KGB nostalgia.


6 posted on 09/09/2009 8:30:52 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wrrock

Where’s the Smart Car?


7 posted on 09/09/2009 8:31:58 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: wrrock

A Volkswagon Golf???

First off, Volkswagons are the crappiest built car ever made. Simply replacing a headlight is extended from a 2 minute snap into a 15 minute minute ordeal (not counting the on-line research, etc.). The engineers figured that they’d be creative by engineering cars from scratch, but they lost 100 years of discovering what not to do. For starters: don’t run electrical cables loosely right past the ash tray, or else be prepared to have your car’s electrical system require service every time anyone uses or fiddles with the ash tray. And why would I ever think of looking on the roof to find the clock? (At least the emergency flashers’ button are in a nice, very visible place. God help the person who drives an unfamiliar Buick without being instructed to feel around on top of the steering column for it.)


8 posted on 09/09/2009 8:32:58 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: Jack Wilson

To Hell with the Smart Car? Where’s the Tesla?


9 posted on 09/09/2009 8:33:42 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: wrrock

KIA? Yuck.


10 posted on 09/09/2009 8:34:39 AM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: wrrock

The list is poorly named. Exciting Vehicles? No motorcycles or jet aircraft? Forget it.

The list should be named “The Most PC Cars on the Market Today.”


11 posted on 09/09/2009 8:35:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: wrrock

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

This is a pretty nice car.
I’ve driven the sedan, and saw the coupe recently.
The only thing wrong with it is the canted “H” sympon in the middle of an otherwise beautiful grill/intake. Remove it, black it out or replace the grill and it’s good to go.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 8:35:50 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

It’s a new improved Tiburon!


13 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wrrock

A car ride with Ted Kennedy behind the wheel would be a hell of a ride, literally.


14 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: wrrock

Wow - what a bunch of non-choices for me - you could probably give me one but I wouldn’t be seen in most of them! I’ll just say other than the Taurus - they are effeminate

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. - Ronald Reagan


15 posted on 09/09/2009 8:37:16 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: wrrock

Uh...That’s the top ten? Need to read no further.


16 posted on 09/09/2009 8:37:37 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: dangus

You are right. The guys from Mythbusters lamented the same thing in my last issue of Popular Mechanics. They basically said those designing cars today had never worked on cars in their past. They have no idea that placing something (like a battery) in a great spot for space-saving purposes, takes a 5-minute job of replacing the battery to a 2-hour ordeal. Of course, that’s not to say that all past mechanical developments were better (V-8 Monzas, and changing the rear spark plugs, come to mind).


17 posted on 09/09/2009 8:39:57 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: wrrock

What is exciting about the Venza? Waiting to see if it will qualify for round two of Cash For Clunkers? It’s a station-wagon with 18 MPG. There’s not an interesting car here.


18 posted on 09/09/2009 8:40:04 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: wrrock

Toyota Venza? Is this a competition for the most snooztastic car of the year?


19 posted on 09/09/2009 8:40:24 AM PDT by mak5
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To: skeeter
KIA - Killed in Action.

KIA Sephia - Killed in Action - Syphilis.

20 posted on 09/09/2009 8:41:13 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: NRA1995

I think my 06 Buick Lucerne is pretty exciting myself....

Sorry, but every time I see Lucerne, I think MILK!


21 posted on 09/09/2009 8:41:17 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Everything that hits the fan is not evenly distributed)
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To: Patrsup
Wow - what a bunch of non-choices for me

Fool! The supreme leader Obama (Peace be unto him) has declared that you will find these under powered, poorly designed crap waggons to be exciting. Now be excited, the Obamasiah demands it. /sarc


22 posted on 09/09/2009 8:41:40 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: dangus
A Volkswagon Golf???
A co-worker bought a new Jetta seven or eight years ago and was in the shop at least once every three or four months for the three years she owned the car.
23 posted on 09/09/2009 8:43:45 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Revolting cat!

The original Tiburon was fugly.
Newer models are fairly decent, with less pronounced arches and edges. It now actually looks like the mid 1990s generation of the Toyota Celica (except the lights). Not bad.

The Genesis Coupe shares some similar lines, butputs it on a solid chassis with a great motor.


24 posted on 09/09/2009 8:44:56 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: wrrock

25 posted on 09/09/2009 8:46:06 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

To replace the battery on my 1998 Lumina, I have to remove a body brace, the fuze box and the wiper fluis reservoir.

Then, I have to remove the battery bracket that’s attached to the air intake (WTF?) and requires a specific set of maneuvers to get it out.

Insanity.


26 posted on 09/09/2009 8:47:04 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: The Comedian

27 posted on 09/09/2009 8:48:55 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wrrock

Kia Soul - its a Scion knock off, please.
And a wagon, even if it is a Caddy CTS, is still a wagon.

(My thoughts when the Dodge Magnum came out was, wow, nice station wagon gramma. I told my wife, “If they ever make that thing into a fast back I’ll buy it.” They did, and I did - I was in my ‘06 Charger before the end of July 2005 - the first month they were available in my area.)


28 posted on 09/09/2009 8:48:56 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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Chevy Volt gets 200 MPG !!!

I'm getting one with a unicorn painted on the hood!
29 posted on 09/09/2009 8:49:24 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

I plan to hook mine up to the nearest State Park’s power outlet.


30 posted on 09/09/2009 8:52:35 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: dangus

I would think the Smart Car would be the most exciting to drive, especially when you get between a cuppla semis on the highway....


31 posted on 09/09/2009 8:53:05 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: GonzoGOP
you will find these under powered, poorly designed crap waggons to be exciting.

I'm not defnding the list but the Ford SHO and the 370Z are definitelt NOT underpowered. The top SHO has 365 horse power @ 5550 rpm and the new Z has 332 hp @ 7,000 rpm in a MUCH lighter package.

32 posted on 09/09/2009 8:58:37 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: SJSAMPLE; Revolting cat!

300HP
Rear wheel drive
Six speed manual
13.4" discs with four piston caliper
Limited slip diff
Bridgestone Potenzas on 19" wheels
360 watt 10 speaker stereo.

All under $26K

I'd be excited if I had one!

33 posted on 09/09/2009 9:01:23 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: skeeter
After owning 2 GM vehicles, and 1 Ford vehicle, each of which had constant severe mechanical and service issues, I bought a Kia Sorrento 3 1/2 years ago. I have yet to send it to the shop for a severe mechanical issue.

I know this is anecdotal evidence, but that Kia beats the crap out of any overpriced Detroit-made vehicle I have had over the last 15 years.

34 posted on 09/09/2009 9:07:48 AM PDT by hawkeye101 (Electing lawyers to political office is like hiring a raging alcoholic to run your bar!)
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To: BubbaBasher
Point taken. I was more trying to figure out how the Golf or Suzuki Kizashi anything of that class got on the list of exciting cars. They may be particle, but exciting, not so much. For exciting I'm looking for something more along these lines..
You know something expensive and totally impratcicle.
35 posted on 09/09/2009 9:11:26 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Thanks for posting. I saw a silver Genesis Coupe yesterday
at the
gas station.
I didn’t recognize what model/brand it was but I did envy the owner!!!


36 posted on 09/09/2009 9:14:48 AM PDT by VOA
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To: skeeter
"KIA? Yuck."

I'm old enough to remember that being said about several other foreign automakers...

Datsun? Yuk! Toyota? Yuk!

Even Volkswagen took more than 20 years to get it right in America.

The KIA Soul and the Forte are getting rave reviews everywhere. The Forte was the number one KIA seller in the C4C program. Motor Trend says:...While the Forte stands well on its own, it shines next to the competition. Aimed squarely at the highly successful Toyota Corolla, the Forte brings more high-tech features to the table, along with slightly better fuel economy, comparable or better prices and a better warranty. The only question left is whether or not the new kid on the block will be able to steal sales away from the veteran. We’d advise Toyota to pay attention, because there’s a good chance of that happening.

Edmund's says:...Amid the growing crowd of compacts, this affordable Kia holds its own. We consider the Forte a legitimate alternative to traditional segment leaders due to its eye-catching style, competitive feature content and good value.

The last time I heard those words they were spoken of Hyundai models. Hyundai/Kia now occupy the 5th place in sales, .3 behind Nissan.

BTW, I'm 57, and I took my first driver's license test in my Aunt's brand new Datsun 510. LOL

I hope American automakers start taking their foreign competition more seriously than your comment, or else we'll be completely done.


37 posted on 09/09/2009 9:17:03 AM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: Jack Wilson

The Smart pretty much as it is came out over ten years ago.


38 posted on 09/09/2009 9:29:36 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Jack Wilson

You sit higher in a Smart than in a lot of other cars, and the interior does feel big. It’s not scarier between two semis than the average car.


39 posted on 09/09/2009 9:30:37 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: SJSAMPLE

The G-Coupe was designed to go head to head with the Infiniti G37.

306 hp in a rear wheel drive, sport tuned suspension, and weighing less than 4k.

350z 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 13.9 @ 102.20.
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Manual 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 14.2 @ 99.5mph.
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Automatic 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 14.0 @ 101.0.

The TiB could only dream. LOL


40 posted on 09/09/2009 9:31:52 AM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: GonzoGOP
You want totally impractical?

Difficult to get in and out of, no trunk, very cramped cockpit. That Ferrari is a luxury car by comparison.

41 posted on 09/09/2009 9:34:35 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: FLAMING DEATH

I repeat, this is an upgraded Tiburon at twice the price!


42 posted on 09/09/2009 9:37:22 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wrrock

Time magazine is still around?
who knew?

When I was a kid (50 yrs ago) a wise man told me “you can’t even believe the page numbers in Time magazine”


43 posted on 09/09/2009 9:37:38 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: papasmurf

My company is a Hyundai supplier.
We have plants in Korea.

Our CEO, who runs a $1 billion+ company, bought TWO of the Genesis sedans (one for his hot young girlfriend). He could EASILY own any $100K car out there, but picked this as a nod to our customer.

He’ll let anyone in the company drive it and I have.
Very nice car.
Not quite a Lexus, but you’re paying 40% less for comparable features.


44 posted on 09/09/2009 9:37:59 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: wrrock
Did somebody say excitement? I bought one of these. It's like having your own personal roller coaster with a steering wheel. :)
45 posted on 09/09/2009 9:56:36 AM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: GonzoGOP
How about expensive, exiting AND practical?

Porsche Panamera

The turbo model has 500 HP and does 0 to 60 in 4.0 seconds. All with 4 dours and only $136,000.

46 posted on 09/09/2009 10:01:31 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: BubbaBasher

Damn! Two typos in one post.


47 posted on 09/09/2009 10:04:41 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Revolting cat!

It has horsepower equivalent to the camaro.


48 posted on 09/09/2009 10:11:07 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: papasmurf

Hm..interesting that a Kia has beaten MPG than the comparable Toyota. That is an area in which Hyundai/Kia has not been competitive. Maybe they are starting to figure that out.


49 posted on 09/09/2009 10:17:11 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Ya’ know, I love cars. I’m not really attached to any single brand, or brands, anymore. I just love cars.

The two things I especially love is when a manufacturer dares to even attempt to excite my passion. That’s hot, and I dig it. And, when a car just “works as advertised”.

Any manufacture, with few exceptions, that can do those two things, has my attention. Hyundai certainly does.

My wife, a German immigrant, would only drive a Mercedes or a Toyota when we married. But she took some chances and had a Mitsubishi (turbo), a Chevy Barretta, and a Honda Civic. She liked none of them.

Then, after moving to the Atlanta area and needing to commute over a hundred miles a day, she bought a Hyundai Accent. Yeah, it was a tinny little crap bucket. But, it got great mpg and it didn’t break. After about 85k on that, she traded in for an Elantra, it was ok, she just didn’t like sitting so low and the “feel”, so after about 55k she traded that in for a Santa Fe. Man, did she love that car. 136k later, she traded it in for a sweet, really sweet, deal on an XG350L. It’s got 107k on it now, and she plans on keeping it for about another year, it’s that nice. The one thing in common with all of her cars is, none have ever been in the shop, except to do some work that was promised on the 350 (it had sat on the lot for over a year).

Now, she’s staring to look around. She likes the Soul, but says it needs another “nut” LOL She’s leaning towards another Santa Fe, but I keep telling her she needs something that gets better mpg. This weekend we went and looked at the Forte, she really doesn’t like sitting low, but she liked it otherwise. Especially the standard Bluetooth and the “kick” when she romped on it.
The Forte seems like an unbeatable value for a daily transpo car. So, who knows?

BTW, when is Hyundai gonna’ bring out their pickup? I saw a proto at the KIA warehouse a while back and it looked good.


50 posted on 09/09/2009 10:22:51 AM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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