• Sep 7th 2009 at 9:12AM
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Time Magazine's 10 Most Exciting Vehicles of 2010 - Click above to begin

Before we begin, let us say that when it comes to cars, Time Magazine can get it right. Like the time they hired Dan Neil to write The 50 Worst Cars of All Time. That was really good. However, now Time has the "10 Most Exciting Vehicles of 2010," and boy is it really awful. In fact, it's so awful that we're dying to hear what Dan Neil thinks of it. Time's list isn't just regular bad, it's take all your credibility on a given subject and light it on fire bad. Akin to letting Glenn Beck run the civil rights desk. OK, but in car terms how bad? The Volkswagen Golf is one of Time's most exciting vehicles of 2010 – and that's not even the really terrible part. We're making you follow the jump for the really bad stuff.

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But first, a little bit of what Time did get right. The Nissan 370Z, Caddy CTS Wagon, Ford SHO and Hyundai Genesis Coupe can all be construed as "exciting." Even the Kia Soul, which kicks off their list, is a pretty nifty vehicle – though how can they include the rectilinear Soul and not the Cube? Probably because they already had a Nissan on the list. Then of course there's the issue of the Soul being pretty much OK, but one of the very most exciting? Kinda maybe sorta, but ultimately we'll just say no.

Then we get to the huh? section. Mercedes E-Class, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Suzuki Kizashi. Isn't the dictionary definition of unexciting the E-Class? No offense to Mercedes-Benz, but come on Time – the E-Class is designed from the ground up for 60-year-old empty nesters. Grand Cherokee, uh... not really that exciting and the Kizashi? A Sonata competitor? It might be a fab car, but four-door, FWD, traverse-mounted motor family cars are inherently unexciting.

Now we arrive at the "Why did you make your interns write this" part. Again, the VW Rabbit Golf. A fine car, but you simply can't call it exciting. The GTI, sure, but Time said Golf. Which leads us to the most shocking, empty-headed and flat-out pathetic entry on the list. Wait for it... the Toyota Venza. That's right – a Camry station wagon is one of Time Magazine's 10 Most Exciting Vehicles of 2010. The Venza, and not say the Audi R8 V10, Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, the Corvette Grand Sport, Aston Martin One-77 or even the Chevy Camaro SS -- among a dozen or more others. Nope, Time picks Venza. The end.

[Source: Time Magazine]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      That CTS wagon is going to flop big time just like the dodge magnum there so lame. They make me laugh everytime i see one on the road. And for the people baggin on the e-class the coupe is really nice obvisouly none of u have ever drove a nice highend car, but i guess a 382hp v8 is boaring to u people, u like ur plastic junk chevy cobalt's lol..... Time magazine u should stick with what u know and its not cars.

      my list: Not in any perticular order.

      Chevy Camaro ss
      Nissan 370z (time mag. got that one right)
      Subaru Wrx Sti
      Dodge Challenger SRT8
      Nissan GTR
      Chevy Corvette ZR1
      Jaguar XFR
      Audi S5

      And my last 2 are for me, they are not new but what i own....
      EVO 9 MR
      1993.5 Toyota Supra TT

      So to sum the article up you should never post exciting new cars for drivers that obvisouly dont care about cars. If someone is excited over a soul they are certainly not car people, it would be like me posting about the new awesome jeans i got from goodwill, oh wait what goodwill aint a good brand.......lol get my drift.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It doesn't take much to excite the people at TIME magazine. I guess if they saw some real exciting cars they would all have premature ejaculations and be walking around with a wet spot on their pants.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Obviously this list was compiled before pix of the Accord Crosstour were released.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey a55hole, how about skipping your left-wing pinhead political commentary and just talking about cars, okay?
        • 6 Years Ago
        ..but yet you read his article and felt compelled to comment.. odd...
      Steve Tandon
      • 6 Years Ago
      My friends at the Time magazine I will like to give you a free one year subscription to Car & Driver. Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!
      Sammy G
      • 6 Years Ago
      EVERYONE STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Time made a major omission to this list...

      The Honda Accord Crosstour!

      Only when they include the Crosstour will this list be complete, I hope they issue a correction in next weeks issue.

      (this list is not well thought out, Venza and excitement are oxymorons)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow...that is bad! Akin to letting Obama run the civil rights desk. Or the nation for that matter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Time Magazine along with Newsweek and Business Week are the National Inquires of their respective market niches. Anytime you know anything about what they are writing you know they don't know what they are talking about. Like the Sunday Talk shows and Corporately Self serving Evening propaganda and disinformation shows masquerading as the Evening News....the list, the magazine and everything within are worthless or worse.
      • 6 Years Ago

      I come to Autobloog to get away from from his brand of Goebbels lite.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No offense to Mercedes-Benz, but come on Time – the E-Class is designed from the ground up for 60-year-old empty nesters.

      Total BS, Johnny. The E-Class is designed specifically for taxi drivers. With enormous mustaches.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why do I think that the list of top 10 auto advertisers is highly correlated to the top 10 "most exciting" vehicles?

      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd have to say the political reference was not so brilliant. We'll have to give the Autoblog's FNG a break and perhaps he'll filter out the urge to be ironic or funny in the future.
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