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      06-24-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Nominees announced for 2009 European COTY

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Well its that time of the year again for the 2009 European Car of the Year.

The Car of the Year is an international award, judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across Europe. Its object is to acclaim the most outstanding new car to go on sale in the 12 months preceding the date of the title.

The Jury for the Car of the Year 2009 consists of 59 members, representing 23 European countries. National representation on the Jury is related to the size of the country's car market and its importance in car manufacturing. France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain each have six members; other countries, proportionally fewer.

The BMW X6 is nominated for COTY.

The complete list of nominees:

Alfa Romeo MiTo
Audi A4
Audi Q5
BMW X6
BMW series 7
Chevrolet HHR
Chrysler Grand Voyager
CitroŽn Berlingo / Peugeot Partner
CitroŽn C5
Dacia Sandero
Dodge Journey
Fiat Linea
Ford Fiesta
Ford Kuga
Honda Accord
Honda Jazz
Hyundai H1
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i20
Hyundai i55
Jaguar XF
Jeep Cherokee
Lancia Delta
Mazda6
Mercedes-Benz GLK
Mitsubishi Lancer
Opel Agila / Suzuki Splash
Opel Insignia
Renault Kangoo
Renault Koleos
Renault Mťgane
Seat Ibiza
Skoda Superb
Subaru Forester
Toyota Land Cruiser 200
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Scirocco
Volvo XC60

Looks like a tough crowd of competition this year, good luck BMW!
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It's always some crappy car that wins this award.
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It's always some crappy car that wins this award.
My guess is the MiTo or fiat 500 if that was on the list
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Ford Fiesta is the official sympathy vote!
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      06-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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      06-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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Probably Honda Accord, always a crappy car wins as remmib said...
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      06-24-2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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What are some of the Past winners ?
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Chevy HHR get my bet for the win.
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      06-24-2008, 01:50 PM   #9
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What Remmib says is true its always a crappy car....i remember it was some years ago that a peugeot 307 or something has won...and thats the biggest crap the frensh have made! (the frensh need to make wine and no cars!)
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What are some of the Past winners ?
Look here for past winners, second and third from 1964 to 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Car_of_the_Year
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The X6 definitely gets my vote, although i think probably MiTo or Scirocco are gonna get it...
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the win will be between Volkswagen Scirocco and Alfa Mito. And Mito will win. Watch this space!

The X6 is a joke as car of the year, and cars like 7 series never win.

EDIT: kushtrimp, you said same thing, lol, I guess we know how these competitions go in europe. A supermini usually wins with something nice coming second. From that list, Mito happens to be cool as well, while Scirocco is so bad ass i actually have thoughts of getting it after the bimmer (blasphemy I know, but I had 2 VW before my two bimmers and they didn't dissapoint!).

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is the series 7 mentioned the current 7 or the unannounced next generation 7?
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My money's on the new Jaguar XF - seems very good, and it's well-liked.
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Is the X6 technically a car?

I mean the thing weighs 5000lbs.

I would go as far to say the X6 is one of BMW's worst designs ever.
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Is the X6 technically a car?

I mean the thing weighs 5000lbs.

I would go as far to say the X6 is one of BMW's worst designs ever.
I completely agree. That roofline is disgusting on that lower body X5 portion.

I don't see BMW selling many X6s.

As a matter of fact, I have yet to see one on the road.
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I love the X6 design and Ive seen about 3 on the road already
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The X6 is quite cool car, for two. The rearseat is made for children, 'cause I'm 186cm tall and I can't sit there as a lack of head space. And I have to admit that Italians can surely desing a nice looking car. Look at that Mito, it looks stunning compared to the rest of small cars For example, BMW's 1-series is one piece of shit when its looks is compared to that one piece of art ^^
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in my hometown after since end of april the BMW dealership have orders for 63 X6 BMWs. The population if 400000 and 1.3m in whole country. So im guessing this sh!t is popular... My friend's wife is crazy about this car and wants it bad. go figure!
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My money's on the new Jaguar XF - seems very good, and it's well-liked.
+1 That would get my vote.
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My guess:
1) MiTo
2) Scirocco
3) XF

Although if Fiat's 500 was on the list I'd make it my #1.
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