Volkswagen Jacks Up Price On GTI After Winning All The Awards

Whether or not you put any credence in those COTY awards from various publications — and you shouldn't because they're stupid — this year the VW Golf/GTI did quite well, snagging everything from Motor Trend's golden calipers to the North American Car of The Year. So Volkswagen, in their infinite wisdom to increase… » 1/12/15 10:29am 1/12/15 10:29am

MotorTrend's 2012 Car of the Year is an epic win for mediocrity

I've just picked Golden Corral as the 2012 Mike Spinelli Restaurant of the Year. Oh, I don't give a damn about quality, technology, product-use experience or any other childish bullshit like that. I care about profits, dude, big friggin' profits. » 11/16/11 3:00pm 11/16/11 3:00pm

Chevy Volt Is The Motor Trend Car Of The Year

The Chevy Volt is Motor Trend's Car Of The Year. Editor Angus Mackenzie calls it "the most significant car" in the award's history. More than the '02 Thunderbird or Cirrus? » 11/16/10 9:15am 11/16/10 9:15am

And Here's Your 2010 North American Car, Truck Of The Year Finalists!

Last year's NACTOY awards made news selecting the Hyundai Genesis. Will they be as bold this year? The short list of car and truck finalists below. Tell us who you think the winner should be. » 10/01/09 2:00pm 10/01/09 2:00pm

The Fiat 500 Takes The Subway To Celebrate Victory


In America, we tend to celebrate winning a COTY award by taking the car to the track and running all sorts of ridiculous ads with gospel choirs and the like. In Europe, Fiat is celebrating the European COTY Award by taking their tiny ride to the Berlin subway. And while this may conjure up images of Mini Coopers a la » 1/18/08 1:15pm 1/18/08 1:15pm

U.S. News & World Report Names Best Cars for 2010, Only Two American…

The folks at U.S. News & World Report have named their top cars for 2008 and the old U.S. of A. did not far so well. In 11 categories there were only two pickups for Detroit automakers: Chevy Silverado 1500 (Best Full Size Pickup) and Tahoe (Best Large SUV). Honda picked up five awards, BMW picked up two and Mazda… » 12/17/07 4:00pm 12/17/07 4:00pm

Chevy Lumina SS Named Best Sports Saloon in Middle East, Yes we said…

Words you don't expect to hear: "Chevy Lumina" and "Sports Saloon of the Year." But there's an explanation for how that particular namesake managed to pick up the prestigious Middle Eastern Award. The Middle Eastern version of the Chevy Lumina is exactly nothing like the American Chevy Lumina, but rather is the twin… » 12/13/07 9:30am 12/13/07 9:30am

Honda Fit Japanese Car of The Year

The second-generation Honda Fit may not be Godzilla, but it's at least a Gamera. The beloved little Honda beat out both the Nissan Skyline and Subaru Impreza for the coveted Japanese Car of The Year award. This is quite the turn around from last year, when the large, Mothra-like Lexus LS was given the award.
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Fiat 500 Euro Car of the Year, High Cinque!

Europe has selected its COTY and it's Fiat's itty-bitty 500/Cinquecento, a car that's impossible not to like. As you'll remember, last year's winner was the edgy and muscular Ford S-Max. In order to win the honors, the micocar had to best the second place Mazda 2 and third place Ford Mondeo. The award will be… » 11/15/07 1:15pm 11/15/07 1:15pm