Sunday, March 15, 2009

Car and Driver 10 Best Awards 2009

As I have mentioned in previous posts, it is a good idea to use various guides in purchasing a car. Here is one of my favorites Car and Drivers 10 Best Cars. The staff at Car and Driver are serious car enthusiasts, so if they pick a car for this list then that should be a serious consideration on your list.

"The cars are judged on three points. The first is how each car performs their intended duties. Second, they consider how engaging a car is on an emotional level. Lastly, they look at how competitive a car’s pricing is for the levels of versatility, practicality, and fun it offers. They are looking for value in their selections and highlight those cars that possess it. Check out these Car and Driver videos!

Eligibility for 10Best is determined based on newness and past 10Best success. All cars either new or significantly redesigned are allowed. Additionally, cars that made the list in 2008 are automatically invited back for 2009, providing they still clear the price cap—2.5 times the average newcar transaction price for all light-duty vehicles sold through August of the previous year, or $71,000 this time around.

If a car fails to make the list its first year on the market, it’s out of contention until a significant redesign renews its eligibility. Conversely, if a car consistently impresses Car and Driver enough to be voted to the list year after year, it can remain on the list indefinitely, even if it receives no updates. But all eligible cars must be available for sale no later than January 2009.


  1. Hi Pete .. I'd love to be in the position to get a new car & would definitely look at those videos and reviews .. I'll be back when I can & am looking ..

    I like the specifications for the list too .. something I didn't know.

    Thanks -Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

  2. Hilary,

    Thank you for your comment! The videos are very informative. It is better to see the car than read about it!

    Best Regards


  3. Dear Pete,
    Nice post. Good information. I liked 2009 Jaguar. Jaguar has been my dream car. 2009 one looks sharp. I wish I could be selecting my next car from them.

    Thank you!
    Shaw Funami
    Fill the Missing Link

  4. Dear Shaw,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and making a comment!

    The XF is a very nice car, it is a new styling direction for Jaguar but still pleasing.

    Jaguars are great cars!

    Best Regards