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The seven nominees for Car of the Year have been revealed

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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J400uk 3 November 2009

Re: COTY finalists announced

kdwilcox wrote:

Not one of them is worthy of any award,

let alone COTY.

And I trust you have comprehensive experience with all the said vehicles?

carnut 3 November 2009

Re: COTY finalists announced

Whats the point??.... they are gonna choose the car with the lowest CO2, no matter how ugly the design or rubish the performance is!!!!...........i like the IQ though for its innovative design!!!

BMWdriver 2 November 2009

Re: COTY finalists announced

What seems so sad is that at a time when cars are getting so much better we have such a boring list. Citroen C3, stylish van, e-class catches up with 5 series after 5 years shame about the rear wing crease Vauxhall Astra goes straight to third in class. Focus still leads! Peugeot 3008, another 308 derivative not even third in class Skoda Yeti, now thats cool but expensive Toyota IQ, good press but has one less seat than Aygo/107/C1 and £3k higher price VW Polo probably a boring winner if its not confused for a Golf. My vote Yeti as it has best advert!