• Dec 3, 2009

Inside Line Most Wanted 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery

We love award season, even if it is a bit tough to keep up with them all. Motor Trend has a set of golden calipers for its Car, Truck and SUV of the Year winners. Car and Driver has its 10Best. Automobile has the, well, the Automobile of the Year. Then there's Edmunds Inside Line and its six Most Wanted winners. Sure, Most Wanted doesn't enjoy the same sort of name recognition as the aforementioned awards, but at the very least, we tend to like the vehicles IL picks as their favorites. We also appreciate the fact that their selection process isn't exactly chock-full of rules. If they tested the vehicle before November 1, 2009, then it's eligible for Inside Line's six shooter. The only award category that truly stands out is the "Instant Classic," an award won over the last two years by the Audi R8 and the Nissan GT-R, respectively.

This year's list didn't have quite the raw power of last year's winners, but we can definitely see where the final six could be considered big fun on four wheels. The big winner is the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The 540-horsepower pony car picked up IL's Instant Classic award for being such a willing dance partner – even at 3,900 pounds. In fact, Blue Oval badges dominate this year's Most Wanted list, as the EcoBoost'd Flex and the wicked cool F-150 SVT Raptor made the final cut. Porsche scored with its new Panamera, while Audi found its way back on the list with the R8 V10. The cheap thrills Mazda3 rounds out this year's list. Click on the gallery below to check out Inside Line's Most Wanted winners in our high-res gallery, then let us know if you agree with their findings by leaving a note in 'Comments.'



[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      RAPTOR!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Raptor is my favorite.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sponsored by Ford, obviously.
      • 5 Years Ago
      yeah the only one I like is the mazda 3 as a hatch the rest are either too impractical or too expensive for me to seriously consider or both
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome. Except for choosing the Panamera, though; that's more like a "Huh?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Audi R8 5.2.
      Aston Rapide
      Porsche Boxster Spyder (although that might have to count for next year, as it isn't due for delivery for a couple more months...)
      Raptor is ok to be on the list for the truck enthusiasts.
      Jag XJ is pretty slick.

      Beyond that, I have to give it some thought...

      It also depends on whether we are talking 2010 model year availability, or announced and official 2011 new introductions during calendar year 2009 can be included.
      • 5 Years Ago
      no camaro? bastards
        PATTIE BRADY
        • 5 Years Ago
        I am a 700 series BMW gal, but, saw that new Camaro AND heard it the other day
        and I LOVE that car. I'm so glad they brought that back. What a car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why would a fat 4000lb coupe with the worst interior over $30,000 make a "most wanted" list?

        (I say this as a Zeta fan and G8 owner. It's just not the right platform for a *coupe*.)
        Lar7789789
        • 5 Years Ago
        :(...outsold the mustang and challenger combined since its been out :-D


        Yes, the over 50 - Mullet crowd is buying those 2010 Camaros up as fast as they can make them. The car that was the star of 2 Transformers movies - how cool!

        Here's a news flash in case you haven't figured it out...... no one has been buying the 2010 Mustang because they are waiting for the 2011 Mustang with the new engines, DUH!!!!

        After all, the Camaro hasn't been around for 7 years, if it gets discontinued again, which it will after 2014, you'll never see it again.

        Now why don't you go buy a 2010 bumblebee edition Camaro? and show us how cool you are.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, three lame appliances...a Porsche with too many doors, a hideous Mazda, and a sweet Audi?

      Aside from the Audi...who made that list? Stevie Wonder?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I guess if the Ford badge was removed from the Raptor, and a Chevy badge was added you would praise it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nope...it would still be an overpriced appliance that was attacked with an ugly stick and a JC Whitney catalog.

        The only difference, is that if it was a Chevy...it wouldn't have a POS boat anchor under the hood.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You consider the Raptor to be a mere appliance?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I consider it to be a crass, ugly appliance that has some fancy shocks, fender flares. and BFG tires that can drive on some sand.

        Nothing special.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A Ford Flex = No credibility whatsoever. There's nothing more to see here, people. Move it along.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mazda 3 is a great little car, but the car looks horrible. The rear is okay but the fronts grin is what really turns me off about the MS3
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen two of the new GT500s around town already and man they sound nice! Haven't been a huge fan of recent Mustangs but the new ones are sweeeet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh heck yeah, if i could afford it i would want a Black Shelby and the Orange Raptor in my driveway. I could dream anyways
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