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    2010 World Car of the Year finalists announced... is your favorite represented?
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    We couldn't blame you for thinking that all of the 'Of the Year" awards were finished for the 2010, but there's still at least a few key bits of shiny hardware that have yet to be handed out – the World Car of the Year and World Performance Car of the Year. And while we're not yet sure who ...

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    Ford employees take Motor Trend calipers to Disney World, hit TSA snag in Detroit
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    When we look at Motor Trend magazine's golden calipers, we think of a prestigious trophy awarded each year to the publication's top car and truck of the year. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration officials at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport see a weapon of mass destruction. Or ...

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    Ford Taurus SHO and Fusion Hybrid awarded 2010 Urban Autos of the Year
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's seemingly no end to the lists and awards that can be dolled out to (sometimes questionably) deserving cars and trucks at the end of the year. Take, for instance, the Urban Automobile of the Year Award by On Wheels Media. ...

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    Porsche Panamera wins inaugural Bloomberg Car of the Year
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    2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo - click above for high-res image gallery
    Normally when a vehicle wins a car of the year award, its merit is so obvious that all you have to do to justify the selection is say, "just drive one." However, with the Porsche Panamera, the excitement surrounding Porsche's ...

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    LA 2009: 2010 Kia Forte and Forte Koup crowned NADAguides.com COTY
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    2010 Kia Forte - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With a brief press release and a trophy handoff at the LA Auto Show, car pricing authority NADAguides.com has heaped the first of what we could be many accolades upon the stylish and affordable 2010 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup by naming ...

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    Volkswagen Polo named 2010 European Car of the Year
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    2010 Volkswagen Polo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It can be a bit overwhelming when every magazine and their various editions pick their own Car of the Year each annum. Fortunately, the Europeans have it together. Literally. Every year, seven of the continent's biggest car mags ...

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    Ford Fusion wins Motor Trend Car of the Year award
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    2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the first time ever, Motor Trend announced the winner of its annual Car of the Year award this afternoon live via webcast. Though the field of 23 contenders was highly competitive this year (follow the jump for a complete ...

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    Lotus wins 2 EVO magazine car of the year awards
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    2010 Lotus Evora - click above for high res image gallery
    Lotus has managed to snag two car of the year honors from EVO magazine for two different machines. The new Evora came out on the top of the heap among the new road going cars, while the Evora went into production earlier this year and as ...

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    2010 European Car of the Year nominees announced
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    You'd expect the European Car of the Year contest to be stacked mainly with European cars, of course, if not cars from around the world that are sold in Europe. But this year, the fight is being waged almost exclusively between European cars that we don't even get on this side of the Atlantic. ...

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    Oh, Canada! Great White North journos pick their cars of the year
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    Guess what boys and girls, the auto show season is ramping up and that means the constant flow of Car of the Year awards is upon us. The biggest auto show award in our quaint little hemisphere is likely the North American COTY award, which, we would have thought included Canada, Mexico and our ...

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    Civics Class: Vote for the Internet Car and Truck of the Year
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    The semi-finalists are in for the first annual Internet Car and Truck of The Year coronation, and now its time to let you, the genteel habitués of the world wide web, cast your own votes. Us autowriter types, including moi, have winnowed the bewildering field down to a list of seven ...

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    European jurists announce candidates for 2010 Car of the Year
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    It's getting to be that time of the year when jurists select their favorites for the various Car of the Year awards. And so, hot on the heels of the announced list of nominees for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards comes the roster of candidates for the 2010 European Car of ...

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    UK's What Car? names Ford Fiesta its Car of the Year
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    In another sign of good things to come from Ford later this year, the company's new Fiesta has just won a Car of the Year award from What Car? magazine in the UK. Specifically, the Fiesta 1.25i Zetec was selected by the publication's editors. They praised the looks, handling and efficiency of the ...

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    N.A. Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced
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    Click either image for a high-res gallery of the NACOTY and TOTY nominees
    Now that the motoring world has announced the International COTY and TOTY contenders, the finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year have been revealed. The six chosen chariots consist of some of the same ...

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    Nissan GT-R crowned Motor Trend Car of the Year
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R
    Do you sense a pattern here? Not only has the Nissan GT-R won just about every comparison test on the planet, but it's also racked up a Popular Science Best of What's New award, Car of the Year honors from Automobile Magazine, and now the GT-R ...

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    Opel/Vauxhall Insignia wins European Car of the Year by single point
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
    Looks like there won't be much of a fiesta for Ford this year, as the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia has captured the 2009 European Car of the Year award by just one point over the hot little hatch with the big blue oval on its snout. Scoring ...

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    Great things come in small packages. iQ wins Japanese Car of the Year
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the production Toyota iQ
    Any guesses on what car Japanese jurors might pick as their Car of the Year? Guess again; and again. That's right, the Nissan GT-R only managed to snag enough votes to garner a bronze finish in Japanese COTY voting. Wondering what ...

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    Jury announces finalists for European Car of the Year
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    The panel of 59 automotive journalists which decide each year's European Car of the Year have narrowed down their selection from the initial list of 38 contenders to just seven finalists, which have now been announced. Along the way, some noteworthy new vehicles have been forsaken, among them the ...

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    Nissan GT-R named Car of the Year by Automobile Mag
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R
    Nissan has hit a major home run with its latest Skyline, known as the GT-R here in the States. In fact, the car was knocked so far out of the park that it seems an obvious choice for anyone's Car of the Year. Nissan's latest supercar boasts ...

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    Nominees announced for 2009 European COTY
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    Isn't it nice when everyone gets along? Every year, rather than naming their own selection, several of the largest automotive publications in Europe get together and pick their Car of the Year. A list is compiled of all eligible bachelors nominees, then the list is narrowed down to a handful ...

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