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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 20th January 2006
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WHATCAR? car of the year 2006

This year's winners at the WHATCAR? car of the year awards 2006 were:

Car of the Year
BMW 320d ES 4dr

Best supermini
Renault Clio 1.4 16v Expression 3dr

Best small family car
Skoda Octavia 1.6 FSI Ambiente

Best family car
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI S

Best estate car
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi Exclusiv

Best compact 4x4
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi SE

Best large 4x4
Land Rover Discovery TDV6 SE auto

Best hot hatch
Skoda Octavia vRS 5dr

Best coupe
Mazda RX-8 (228bhp)

Best open-top
Mazda MX-5 1.8

Best performance car
Porsche Cayman S

Best compact MPV
Toyota Verso 2.2 D-4D T3

Best large MPV
Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD LX

Best compact executive
BMW 320d ES

Best executive car
BMW 525i SE auto

Best luxury car
Mercedes Benz S500
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I'm waiting for the new shape Civic type R... let's see just how good I am at resisting temptation!
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Not sure I agree that you can vote a car of the year as a going out model e.g. Land Rover and Merc S500.

Also can't believe that best performance car can be a Gayman, come on, unless you're on a budget that is ********!
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How can the Octavia vRS be classed as a hot hatch???.Surely that's more family car sized?.Why not new Golf GTi,Focus ST,Astra VXR(just plain loopy),or Megane 225?.Or even the widow maker(Alfa 147GTA).And please,Best Estate Car a Fectra???.Who were the judges for gods sake????
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What I found to be very interesting is nearly every other car mag except What Car they put the new Honda Civic as best small family car (smaller than the last model). I have had a look at the Octavia and other than the fact it is on the Golf floor it ain't no small family car.

Looked at the Clio and the build quality looks good and the interior well screwed together, pity they did not do that on the new Laguna II as that still has some flimsey bits similar to the first Lag II's.
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