By David Thomas on April 3, 2007
Well, at least you can't say the fix was in. In a contest where our seeding was roundly questioned, the title match came down to a No. 6 seed versus a No. 7 seed. Oh, well. There's always next year.
As for the 350Z, the fans came out of the woodwork early and often. And what passionate fans they are: They were happy to tackle each and every foe, but they took particular joy in voting down the popular — and controversial — Mini Cooper, which some voters claimed had been "fixed" as the winner of the contest. Among the comments: "The Z totally dominates the Mini in every way — for speed and performance, on the road, on the track, from a stoplight, careening around the corner on two wheels while trying to lose the police trailer ... well, you get the picture."
Here are all the cars the 350Z had to vanquish on its way to the title:
So, congrats to the 350Z. We'll see how it fares in next year's voting.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David