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2008 Best Overall Value Awards

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Showing the value in performance, the already heavily lauded Chevrolet Corvette Convertible garnered the IntelliChoice.com award for Best Overall Car Over $24,000.

2008 Best Value Award Winners
Under $24,000 - Toyota Prius
Over $24,000 - Chevrolet Corvette
ConvertibleCrossover/SUV Under $28,000 - Honda Pilot
Crossover/SUV Over $28,000 - Lexus RX 350
Truck Under $27,000 - Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD
Truck Over $27,000 - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
Van Under $25,000 - Toyota Sienna
Van Over $25,000 - Chevrolet Express 1500

Cars
Subcompact - MINI Cooper
Compact under $17,000 - Honda Civic Sedan
Compact over $17,000 - Honda Civic Hybrid
Midsize under $21,000 - Toyota Prius
Midsize over $21,000 - Toyota Prius
Large - Toyota Avalon
Near Luxury - Lexus ES 350
Luxury - Infiniti M35
Luxury Convertible - Audi A4 Convertible
Convertible - MINI Cooper Convertible
Small Wagon - Scion xB
Midsize/Large Wago - Subaru Outback Wagon
Base Sport - Volkswagen R32
Sport - Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sport Sedan/Wagon under $38,000 - Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Sport Sedan/Wagon over $38,000 - Lexus GS

SUVs
Compact Utility/Crossover - Ford Escape Hybrid
Intermediate Utility - Toyota 4Runner
Luxury Utility - Lexus GX
Utility - Toyota Land Cruiser

Crossovers
Midsize Crossover - Honda Pilot
Luxury Crossover - Lexus RX 350

Trucks
Compact Pickup 2WD - Toyota Tacoma Cab 2WD
Compact Pickup 4WD - Toyota Tacoma Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 1/2 Ton 2WD - Toyota Tundra Regular Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 1/2 Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 3/4 Ton 2WD - Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 3/4 Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup One Ton 2WD - Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup One Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab 4WD

Vans
Minivan - Toyota Sienna
Full-Size Van - Chevrolet Express 1500
Cargo Van - Chevrolet Uplander
 

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I think the CTS should of got the Sport Sedan spot though.
 

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Wtf is this crap? How is the Prius a good value? Its slow as hell, handles like a pig, looks like ass. Apparently fuel efficiency is worth A LOT these days.

And what really kills me is how the Land Crusher won for utility. The Tahoe will tow just as much, with more interior room, and better efficiency for half the price.
 

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The prius?!??! THE PRIUS?!!?!?
What the hell? What about the Malibu? That's about the best car you can buy in the midsize sedan under $21k slot!!!
And nice list of Chevys, but what does MSN know about cars anyways?
 

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nice to see the Silverado won pretty much across the board. But I wonder why the Tundra got best 2WD, and Silverado got best 4WD. Wonder what the big difference between them would be?
 

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nice to see the Silverado won pretty much across the board. But I wonder why the Tundra got best 2WD, and Silverado got best 4WD. Wonder what the big difference between them would be?
Tundra's 2wd reg cab long box with the 5.7 is its highest towing config.
 

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Midsize under $21,000 - Toyota Prius

Totally bogus. A Prius is not under 21K it's base price is $21760. Why this slow fat dumpy overpriced piece of crap made the list 3 times along with the Avalon tells me that they hired a bunch of clueless kids to randomly pick these cars from a list. Actually kids in my area would be smarter than this and would tell MSN that the Prius is more of a fashion statement and false economy.

Even stranger is how the now lame duck Uplander made the list. Virtually ever other minivan is better, even the Toyota Sienna and Honda Oddessy.

The Buick Enclave should have made the crossover list.

The Malibu would have been my choice for under 21K mid size sedans with the Taurus best full size over 24K.
 

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Best overall value? Let's compare 4x4s: a 6 cylinder Toyota 4Runner Sport and a 6 cylinder Chevrolet Trailblazer LT3, each with minimal options.

Cost:
4Runner - $33,755
Trailblazer - $31,350

Lease (36 mo.; 15,000 miles, $0 down)
4Runner - $590
Trailblazer - $541.40

5 year scheduled maintenance
4Runner - $1,998
Trailblazer - $1,489

So the 4Runner costs more to buy, more to maintain and depreciates faster. Some value.

(Purchase price and lease rates from manufacturer's web sites using current offers. Maintenance costs from Automobile Magazine's web site.)
 

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Another meaningless "best of" list!
I'm glad the 'Vette Convertible won, and GM trucks but that doesn't tell me the media gets it yet. They are so bias it clouds their judgement when figuring cost of ownership, if they even look at that.

GM could have floating cars that run on air with free maintenance that they pay you to drive and they'd still pick imports!
 

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HERE IS MY LIST

2008 Best Value Award Winners
Under $24,000 – Chevrolet Malibu
Over $24,000 - Chevrolet Corvette
ConvertibleCrossover/SUV Under $28,000 – GMC Acadia
Crossover/SUV Over $28,000 – Cadillac SRX
Truck Under $27,000 - Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD
Truck Over $27,000 - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
Van Under $25,000 – Chrysler Town & Country
Van Over $25,000 - Chevrolet Express 1500

Cars
Subcompact - MINI Cooper
Compact under $17,000 - Honda Civic Sedan
Compact over $17,000 – Saturn Astra
Midsize under $21,000 – Chevrolet Malibu
Midsize over $21,000 – Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Large – Pontiac G8
Near Luxury – Buick Lucurne
Luxury – Cadillac CTS DI
Luxury Convertible – BMW 6-series
Convertible – Mustang Convertible
Small Wagon – Chevrolet HHR
Midsize/Large Wagon – Dodge Magnum
Base Sport – Chevrolet Cobalt SS
Sport - Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sport Sedan/Wagon under $38,000 – Pontiac G8
Sport Sedan/Wagon over $38,000 – Cadillac STS

SUVs
Compact Utility/Crossover – Saturn Vue Greenline
Intermediate Utility - Toyota 4Runner
Luxury Utility – Cadillac Escalade
Utility – Chevrolet Tahoe

Crossovers
Midsize Crossover – GMC ACADIA
Luxury Crossover – Buick Enclave

Trucks
Compact Pickup 2WD - Toyota Tacoma Cab 2WD
Compact Pickup 4WD - Toyota Tacoma Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 1/2 Ton 2WD – GMC Sierra Regular Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 1/2 Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup 3/4 Ton 2WD - Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup 3/4 Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4WD
Full-Size Pickup One Ton 2WD - Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab 2WD
Full-Size Pickup One Ton 4WD - Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab 4WD

Vans
Minivan – Chrysler Town&Country
Full-Size Van - Chevrolet Express 1500
Cargo Van - Chevrolet Uplander

I think the links still take you to whatever else was there before, but I like mine better. I wasn't fully biased. Also i didn't look up prics, just used my knowledge. If anyone hates it, don't waste your time complaining about mine please.
 

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See post #13.
I am sorry, I have road in a Trail Blazer and it felt cheap. Before I got inside of one i didn't like them. I think the Toyota 4Runner looks good compared to the TrailBlazer. Not by a whole lot, but just a little better.
 
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