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 |  Oct 11 2011, 7:45 PM

Our neighbors to the north apparently do more than just make maple syrup and drink beer, they annually get together to choose their car of the year. Sounds like fun eh!

The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) has just released its list of contestants for this years competition, which will be held in the Niagara region of Ontario.

Last year the winner was the Chevrolet Cruze. Which will win this year? The results will be revealed at the Toronto International Auto Show in February 2012. The North American Car of the Year list was published earlier this year.

Hit the jump to see the full list:

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 |  Aug 18 2011, 3:45 PM

Every now and then, a leading automotive publication compiles a list of cars it thinks have made a valuable contribution to the automotive landscape. The latest to offer such a list is Edmunds Inside Line.

Their list is quite interesting, as it makes mention of such odd-ball picks like the Acura Integra Type R, the Lamborghini LM002 and the 1934 Chrysler Airflow. It has some familiar favorites also, like the Ferrari F40, the Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Countach, which probably adorned more teenage bedroom walls than Brooke Shields back in the 80′s.

Then there are cars on the list that would make you question Inside Line’s sanity, including such dreary motors as the original Ford Explorer, the third-generation Toyota Camry and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

For a full list of entries by Inside Line, and to see which car they placed at the number one spot, click at the source link below:

[Source: Inside Line]

 |  Apr 28 2011, 9:04 AM

Forbes Magazine, that bastion of automotive truth and cutting-edge opinion, has released their annual list of bottom-feeders, scam products, and they still build those? malarkey known as the annual Worst Cars On The Road list.

Forbes consulted the results of six Consumer Reports studies, including those about reliability, safety, fuel economy, cost of ownership, and overall new car scores. And among the list of terrible, hopeless products that your grandparents might buy without an ounce of research, the list includes such luminaries as the Nissan Titan, 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Smart Fortwo.

But the rest of the list is bad news for decent American taxpayers—with the exception of those three models, the next 8 cars are all imported from Detroit.

Chrysler‘s 2011 Town & Country ranked terribly for reliability (hooray, kids, no school!) and cost of ownership. The Jeep Liberty and Wrangler made the list for the same reasons, with the Wrangler ranking among CR‘s own Worst Vehicles list. And even though the Dodge Nitro and Dakota haven’t been relevant since Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? first aired, they too earned their trophies.

For General Motors, the Chevrolet Aveo and Colorado are so long in the teeth that they’re wooly mammoths at this point; the Aveo being replaced with the Sonic this year. After being in production for 9 and 7 years, respectively, it’s like kicking a man when he’s already sprawled on the ground.

Ford escaped the list completely, which might say a thing or two about government spending. Insert your own rant here, then click the jump to view the entire list.

[Source: Forbes]

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