car/truck of the year wtf - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
XKalibuR is on a distinguished road
Default car/truck of the year wtf

honda ridgeline is the ugliest truck IMO ever produced how did that piece of crap make it as truck of the year??? and the civic a pos econobox that looks like a redesigned camry. who votes for these things? north american cars of the year.. my ***
XKalibuR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

This is not Bonneville related. General Chat is being overrun with off-topic posts lately. Please post non-Bonneville related topics in the lounge.

I'll move this one for you.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 11:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Logan is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds like something car and driver would do. Actually, I think they might have done it.

Even though the Ridgeline had the lowest payload and towing capacity...it won because it got good gas mileage and was quiet and comfortable inside.


Anyone read Car and Driver'* "Cheap Speed" article? Out of the SRT4, Cobalt SS, Ion Redline, the WRX, and the Acura RSX Type-*...which do you think won?

Lets see, the SRT4 had the most HP and torque, best weight to power ratio, quickest acceleration times (in the 0-60, 0-100, AND the 0-120, fastest quarter mile time, fastest 5-60 time, fastest 50-90 time, fastest top speed, shortest braking distance, and the fastest autocross time.

Acura Type-* won...why? Did the best on the skid pad...and....it was the lightest and lowest to the ground...has a big trunk...wtf

It is the most expensive, slowest 0-60 time, slowest quarter mile time, and slowest autocross lap...

Way to go C&D...

Where was I going with this...................oh yeah....I think it is C&Ds fault.
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 11:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
repinS is on a distinguished road
Default

Actually, I'm not sure if it'* C/D'* doing this time

Both those cars are built in Ontario, heh. "POS" is relative.
repinS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 02:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,539
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Puddy46 is on a distinguished road
Default

I hate to be the guy to say it, but have you driven either one of these vehicles against another car/truck of its type? Until you've done that can you really denounce the decision?
I don't really like the decision either, but I can't complain cause I haven't driven either of these.

yet.
Puddy46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 02:34 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

civics headlights look like the 2000+ bville lights...wtf


Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #7
Darrel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logan
Even though the Ridgeline had the lowest payload and towing capacity...it won because it got good gas mileage and was quiet and comfortable inside.
if you ask me a truck is a truck, and with that comes a rougher ride, poor milage, and a rough appearance. BUT they should be able to pull, hual, and take one heck of a beating...

trucks are going to "car like" for me... if you want a car buy a car.

just my opinion though
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 09:58 AM   #8
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Logan is on a distinguished road
Default

Exactly.

I don't have the article myself....and I don't think it was even in the article but a letter to them that they printed. They talked about how if you go to downtown detroit how many pickups do you see...a lot. How many of them tow 4 tons on a weekly basis...probably none.

IMHO its their own friggen fault. They bought a truck, they should expect a rough ride, crappy MPG, and a rugged cabin as well.

If you want a car/truck get an escalade...not enough $$$, get an Avalanche...
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2006, 02:51 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chi-Town
Posts: 1,116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Boreas is on a distinguished road
Default

C&D lost their credibility with me a long time ago. I dont read any of their **** anymore. Just take their talk with a grain of salt and let the mob have their fun. If you do the research for yourself you know which is really the best car and truck out there. I dont need a shoddy magazine written by journalism school drop outs tell me which car or truck is the best when they are probably getting "favors" for the kinds of articles they write.
Boreas is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Silverado HD truck of the year roboticjunky General GM Chat 5 12-15-2010 03:14 PM
wtf.? my cell phone was just stolen in a gas station.wtf? 88bonnsse Lounge 37 11-30-2007 11:58 PM
Car Domain for my new (to me) truck 92RI-SE Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 2 07-06-2005 10:17 PM
News video of truck/car/truck crash. Amazing. randman1 Lounge 8 04-05-2005 05:46 PM
Software for your car/truck Twister97 Lounge 6 04-28-2004 05:11 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.