The seven nominees for Car of the Year have been revealed
2 November 2009

The seven finalists for Car of the Year have been announced. Competing for the coveted award are the Citroën C3 Picasso, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 3008, Skoda Yeti, Toyota iQ and Volkswagen Polo.

From 22 countries across Europe 58 jurors, including Autocar’s Steve Cropley, will decide which car will take the title.

The winner will be announced on Monday 30 November after another round of voting that closes on Friday 27 November.

In one of the closest contests yet, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia was named Car of the Year 2009 with 321 points against 320 for the Ford Fiesta. The Volkswagen Golf took third place with 223 points.

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2 November 2009

Well, my predictions are.....

1. Toyota IQ

2. Citroen C3 Picasso

3. Vauxhall / Opel Astra



It's all about the twisties........

2 November 2009

I want the E-Class or Polo to win, but I suspect it will be the Astra.

2 November 2009

Toyota IQ is the only car on the list worthy of the title.Doesn't mean it will win , of course.

2 November 2009

I would give it to either the Yeti or C3 but going on previous years it'll be something crap, typified by the Insignia winning last year.

I had a drive in a C3 Picasso today and it was very impressive given the price. The C5 3.0 v6 HDI they had in the showroom with £4k off at £26k was tempting too and would make a very nice alternative to the usual dreary 320d's of this world.

2 November 2009

Why no Panamera Turbo????


I'm The Ωmega Man, always talking to myself

2 November 2009

[quote TheOmegaMan]

Why no Panamera Turbo????


Becasue its to exspensive !

2 November 2009

Hmm, I'd give it to the iQ, C3 Picasso or Yeti. Although, considering all three were only launched this year, seems a bit odd that they'll be the 2010 Car of the Year. Maybe not for the Yeti, but definitely for the other two. Be interesting to see what wins.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

2 November 2009

I just don't care. It''s a totally irrelevant award. If you need proof, look at the previous winners.

2 November 2009

What's that racket?

Ah! That'll be the barrel being scraped.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

2 November 2009

I would think the C3 Picasso will clinch it, then the IQ, then the Polo. I don't agree that the Astra does anything different or moves the game on from any other car it competes with and isn't this huge improvement over the previous model that the Insignia was over the Vectra.

The IQ is a very impressive car although it isn't a car for 4 people as the ads would have you believe but it's very stylish, very well equipped and very well made.

The C3 makes buying a mini-MPV cool, it's a proper practical family car, stylish and unlike anything it competes with which is why it would take my vote.


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