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CARS OF THE YEAR UPDATE

Mon, 31 Dec 2001
Here's the latest update of your voting for the Honest John Cars of the Year sso far. Opinions seem to be polarised about the MINI (both BEST and WORST). As far as would fit my categories I've also tried to include Quentin Willson's, Jeremy Clarkson's, Ken Gibson's and George Fowler's choices from last Fiday's papers.


CAR OF THE YEAR
Your choice: Runaway winner: MINI (runner-up: MCC Smart; 2nd runner-up: New Mondeo)
Quentin's choice: BMW X5
Jeremy's choice: Noble M12 GTO
Ken's choice: MINI
George's choice: MG ZT190 (runner-up: BMW M3)

SENSIBLE CAR OF THE YEAR
Your choice: VW Golf TDI (runner-up: New Mondeo ; 2nd runner-up: SEAT Leon)
Quentin's choice: Ford Ka or new Nissan Primera
Jeremy's choice: ????
Ken's choice: Ford Mondeo
George's choice: MINI (runner up RHD MCC Smart Passion)

DREAM CAR OF THE YEAR
Your choice: New Porsche 911 Turbo (runner-up: Aston Martin Vanquish; joint 2nd runners-up: Bentley Continental T / Arnage; Lamborghini Murcielago; New Mercerdes SL)
Quentin's choice: New Mercedes SL
Jeremy's choice: ????
Ken's choice: Aston Martin Vanquish
George's choice: Mercedes SLK 32AMG (runner-up Vauxhall VX220)


USED CAR OF THE YEAR (£5K TO £15K)
Your choice: Joint winners: Ford Focus and Rover 75 (joint runners-up: Foird Mondeo and VW Passat TDI)
Quentin's choice: n/a
Jeremy's choice: ????
Ken's choice: n/a
George's choice: n/a

USED BANGER OF THE YEAR (UNDER £1K)
Your choice: Runaway winner: VW Golf Mk II (runner-up: Citroen ZX diesel; 2nd joint runners-up: Citroen Xantia diesel, Vauxhall Cavalier, Peugeot 205 diesel, SAAB 900 Classic)
Quentin's choice: n/a
Jeremy's choice: ????
Ken's choice: n/a
George's choice: n/a

WORST CAR OF THE YEAR CURRENTLY ON SALE NEW
Your choice: Runaway winner: MINI (runner-up: MCC Smart; joint 2nd runners-up: TATA Safari, Land Rover Freelander)
Quentin's choice: n/a
Jeremy's choice: Lexus SC430 DHC
Ken's choice: TATA Safari
George's choice: Renault Avantime (runner-up Chrysler Neon R/T)

I'll keep voting open until 18.00hrs Friday 4th January, then hope to announce the overall winners on the site and on LBC Radio (14.00-15.00hrs)on Saturday 5th January.

Please send your votes by e-mail, with the e-mail subject 'Cars of The Year', to: letters@honestjohn.co.uk

Only e-mails given the subject 'Cars of The Year' will be included in the tally.

Please, NO REPEAT VOTING. It will be spotted and you will then lose all your votes.

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