We wrote 159 reviews during 2008. While culling the best for this list of the top 11, one thing became abundantly clear: America is making good cars again.

Sure, we still liked offerings from both the Far East and Europe, but, overwhelmingly, our favorites hailed from Detroit. Believe it or not, there was a discussion earlier this year as to the appropriateness of having a road test editor who was so anti-American cars. That’s no longer a topic of conversation; check out the 11 most popular reviews, listed in reverse order below, and I think you’ll see why.

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11.) 2009 Acura TSX

10.) 2009 Honda Fit

9.) 2008 Smart ForTwo

8.) 2009 BMW X6

7.) 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

6.) 2009 Subaru Forester

5.) 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

4.) 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

3.) 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDI Vs. 2007 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI

2.) 2010 Ford Mustang

1.) 2009 Corvette ZR1