• Dec 31st 2007 at 8:00PM
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2007 is nearly in the history books so we wanted to take this time to wish you a happy new year and a great 2008. This past year has been very good to us, and since you're directly responsible for that by being a reader, you deserve all the praise.

It's been a year of ups and downs for the auto industry, as well. Chrysler was sold, GM finally started selling world-class product, Toyota's impeccable reputation for quality got tarnished, the UAW negotiated historic contracts with all three domestic automakers, and the list goes on...

We want to know: what's the biggest auto-related story of 2007? Put your nominations in the comments and include a link to the Autoblog post we wrote about it. Let's relive the good times and the bad in the hope that 2008 is just as exciting and interesting.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know, guys. I'm not quite convinced the GT-R is THAT big a story... It's just that it's still fresh in our minds.

      The GM turnaround is a continuation of very unexcpected good news, while Chrysler going 'private' might just be the tip of the iceberg as far as what's about to happen to the company.

      The new GT-R is... a really cool car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually considering this car has been in development for so long and the fact that EVERYONE pretty much has been goin on about it all year makes it relevant.

        Plus there's the fact that Insideline tested a stock JDM-spec GT-R and got a 3.3 second 0-60mph time...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not that the GT-R was announced or even released this year, but the fact that it's coming to the US is a huge deal. It's truly an iconic car in the automotive world.

        On a side note, I predict 2008/2009 will mark the turnaround of the US carmakers, namely GM. Chrysler is still in its early stages of re-construction while Ford continues to improve constantly. They should be able to put up a good fight in the coming months.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitely Chrysler
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definately Chrysler. Happy New Year!
      • 7 Years Ago
      2007 was my first year of Autoblog and I'm a better man for it.

      Happy New Year fellow enthusiasts!
      • 7 Years Ago
      GTR. I want one. It blow the crap out of my dream car of 911 and the unattainable TVR sagaris.

      Happy new years everyone.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hello All Auto Fans,
      Just my JDM Honda Civic Si FD2 is the biggest things in 2007 for me. Got this baby in May 2007 until now, I am still loving it so much.

      Visit it at my Honda Civic Blog at http://www.hondacivic-fd2.com

      Honda Power of Dream!

      • 7 Years Ago
      Best personal car news was trading the worn PT Turbo for my MazdaSpeed3. (Ya, that's me flying up the 51 passing those botoxed CUV drivin', starbucks sippin', texting and mascara applyin' milfs...)

      Worst auto news: More management stupidity.

      Biggest question: Just what did Chrysler use to kill the Magnum?

      I know: don't drink and reply to blogs, don't drink and reply to blogs, don't drink and reply to blogs...
      • 7 Years Ago
      For me, its the Toyota Avalon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler. . .
      • 7 Years Ago
      Happy New Year guys!

      I would say Chrysler, GM's Turnaround and the GT-R debuting are all big and important stories, so those get my vote.
      • 7 Years Ago

      The Autoblog redesign was also a big auto related story in 2007.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Colin McRae's tragic passing, with his son. He left an undeniable impact on the motorsports he was involved in.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That was truly a sad period of time this year. Although people come and go, I'll never forget what the man did to rally, motorsports, and the racing community in general. May he and his son RIP, never to be forgotten.
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