Description: The Conference Championships are here along with the final game as the CarBuzz "Best in Show" for Detroit 2012 competition draws to a close. Here is a quick refresher on the rules/format...
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Description: The first criterion and most important aspect for choosing the “best car” was relevance. Which model will be the most relevant and important car for the world market is essential in determining the be...
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Tomas Franquelli Jan 16, 2012
Ooh that black with red looks classy.
Shaun Conroy Jan 15, 2012
About the size of the Cruze.
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
No one has mentioned the dimensions of this car yet. Assuming the same as the Buick Verano ?
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Looks awesome in black
Boyd Boudreaux Jan 15, 2012
Looks much smaller with him standing by it.
Description: The models were seeded by price tag ie. most expensive model seeded first, least expensive last - just like in the NFL. U.S. Conference Championship 1: 2013 Cadillac ATS vs. 2013 Dodge Dart The 2013 C...
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Eric Michalak Jan 15, 2012
The old one sucked from what I have heard. No disgrace in putting a name on something good.
Shane Jansen Jan 15, 2012
Agreed colin, it's so saddening to see the old and new, the changes...
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
Dart name disgraced, should be an affordable rear-drive ride
Description: As great as the Dart is, as competitive as it will be, everything must be kept in perspective: Dodge hopes the Dart will provide stiff competition for the Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Toyo...
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Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Dang there's a lot of fortune tellers on here.
Robby Bradford Jan 15, 2012
Ompanies getting their footing back
Robby Bradford Jan 15, 2012
Doesn't matter which one wins they're both old-school American autoc
Steven Wilson Jan 15, 2012
Regardless of what Caddy marketing will have us believe, theCaddy will not beat the BMW - or the Merc or Audi for that matter - and will not have a significant impact on the world stage.
Riley Gonzales Jan 15, 2012
The gayts may have the tech to compete with its segment, but overall the dart will have more sales because all the greenies out there will prefer the 40 mpg fun to drive technology packed dart
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
Hahaha Ask Dodge how many Calibers and Calibers SRTs and Avengers they sold. No, I'll wait. Really. This shouldn't take long. The assumption is stupid. They ***might*** sell mode Neon Darts because they're cheap, but it's not a game changer like ATS.
Keenan Casteel Jan 15, 2012
The Caddy will sell well here. However, I do not believe it will sell well in Europe. Europe already has the standard in luxury sport sedans. And while Caddy say they're the "new standard" the world hasn't accepted it.
Chris Bridgers Jan 15, 2012
its ethics and past events that recur. the caddy is old and not very innovating, the darts fresh and new. Its less so itll also sell more.
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Dude that's awesome you can tell the future. Wanna hit me up with some lottery numbers?
Paul Beausejour Jan 15, 2012
People with money to buy the ATS want the status as well. It's like the GTR in China. Too inexepensive for the rich, so they go buy a Ferrari. It's "only" a Nissan. BMW and Audi will outsell the ATS easily.
Paul Beausejour Jan 15, 2012
I have to disagree. The sheer volume of sales would make the Dart a clear winner. The Dart makes Dodge a competitor with a chance of taking the sales crown for the segment. Let's not kid ourselves. The Caddy will finish last in their segment.
Cody Andree Jan 16, 2012
Hopefully it's not plagued with issues like the caterra
Kyle McCullough Jan 15, 2012
Im thinking an ATS coupe will make a sweet first car
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
I'll be considering one of these when it's time to get a practical DD.
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
On my shopping list. Put off a new Lexus last night to see and drive this. I'm hoping it's as good as it looks. Anticipating a rocket with a lighter body and a big, powerful 3.6L V6 RWD drivetrain.
Riley James Smith Jan 15, 2012
Das einzige, was Ich mag zu dieser, ist das Licht.
Matt Piccolo Jan 15, 2012
Strangely, the front grill and lights remind me of a vw scirocco idk y but I don't like this, and I like the scirocco??? Lmao
Shane Jansen Jan 15, 2012
@Jamie have you seen the new dart yet? Lol
Jamie Perigo Jan 15, 2012
Funny but the 20k dart is better looking than the 50k crapillac
Jordan Smith Jan 15, 2012
If they make an SRT model for less than 25k, I'd consider trading in my Jetta for one.
Michael Gallagher Jan 15, 2012
I see this car flopping like the caliber
Description: World Conference Championship 2: 2013 MINI Roadster vs. 2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Evolutionary perfection means something. In fact, it means a lot. The all-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet is the product of...
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Payne Hodges Wilson Jan 15, 2012
Pitting two of my favorite brands head to head. Hard choice but I think I agree the Porsche comes out on top
Description: If the MINI Roadster personifies the Tebow Broncos, the Porsche 911 is the Tom Brady-led Patriots - smooth, efficient, brings it every year and even with a brand-new receiving core/platform, excel...
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Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
Should have never made it past the SL Steelers.
Alex Stanzel Jan 15, 2012
Just like real life!
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
And the 'Tebow' chokes against the better competition
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
I like the Cayman and Panamera. But this look like boring poo.
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Zzzzzzzzzzz (scratches butt) zzzzzzzzzzz.
Description: Detroit 2012 Super Bowl - 2013 Cadillac ATS vs. 2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet This is pretty much the matchup you could have expected for Best in Show of Detroit 2012. This is the Green Bay Packers vs. t...
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Dylan Bruder Jan 16, 2012
The giants have to play the 49ers first and the ravens play the pats but I like your prediction seeing how the giants are my home team lol
Kyle McCullough Jan 15, 2012
Giants will beat the Ravens
Alex Leu Jan 15, 2012
Yeah...i think either the pats or the packers are gonna get upset
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
Aww Crap I'm afraid to slide the page. I'll be upset if my new ATS loses. WTH can afford a 911, anyways?
Carter Sullivan Jan 15, 2012
I'm going patriots...
Alex Stanzel Jan 15, 2012
Giants all the way!...but probably not.
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
$10 says it's the Pack and the Niners
Alexander R Hernandez Jan 15, 2012
@Colin exactly if they have something better why don't they make it the best that it could be and make the 911 as a flagship like Mercedes with the s class it's not the fastest but the nicest
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
@Alexander they can't and wont make the Cayman better BC it fits perfectly between the Boxster and 911, if there was a Cayman Turbo, it would smoke the 911 every day of the week, but then how can you justify $20k more for the 911?
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
the 911 has been the same shape for about 30 years, 'tried-and-true' can be a good thing, but throw some variety in there
Alexander R Hernandez Jan 15, 2012
And one more thing, if Porsche put as much time and effort into the cayman as they did into the 911, the cayman would kill it in every way! the cayman has a better structure for a sports car with the engine being in the middle and low is the best
Alexander R Hernandez Jan 15, 2012
Personally I'm sick of it! They need to change the shape of the car in some way to call it an all new car it hasn't changed for 16 years!!!! I'm not saying the 911 sucks, I'm saying don't call it an all new car when it isn't.
Alexander R Hernandez Jan 15, 2012
Please stop saying all new Porsche 911 because it's not all new the 911 has looked the same since 1998 all they ever do is change the lights and the gills on the back and the interior for example there's an episode of top gear that shows that
Description: The thing is, we have seen Porsche 911 Cabriolets before (though not in the new 991 form) and they price, well, let's say just shy of $100K. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is something brand-new. Everyone...
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Description: With a price-tag of around $35k it's affordable and you can still impress your cantankerous old-guy next-door neighbor by saying "I own a Caddy" while still pulling girls at the club wh...
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Patrick Schalk Jan 16, 2012
Haha it's not gonna matter what I say cause it won't be good enough for you. I've been on here too long to fall for that trick.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 16, 2012
Come on Patrick, name three decent midrange cars from the last fice year, not entirely made of cheap ass materials....
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
No I mean about how people don't think anyone else can make a decent car compared to the 3 Series. Like this douche on here.
Devin Babyn Jan 15, 2012
Well shit to the engine happens the stuff in the interior is unacceptable though. His seat belt hander over thing's don't work
Devin Babyn Jan 15, 2012
I do have to say he drives it like a 18 year old who has a 3.0 TT should. So I'm not surprised shit happens
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
This is what I was talking about Devin. See?
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Ye, shit happens... My '97 e500 broke down constantly... Engine failure, electrical failure, corrosion beyond belief. My '08 e500 is one of the best cars ever! My point is, sometimes u get unlucky. Bmw is usually known to be reliable...
Devin Babyn Jan 15, 2012
Rudolf I do agree with you that Euro car's for the most part are better but I know BMW's are not reliable. My buddy had his 08 335i for 2 months and it was in the shop 3 times. He's had it for over 6 months now and it's gone in 5 times
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
*Chloe I understand. I feel very sorry for you. BTW, are you really half Russian?
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Haha I love being right.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
*Chloe None taken) I don't own any Russian car and I hate them, so I don't really care. I can only support you. BTW, what car did you have?
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
*Rudolf Well, actually not all cars are high class here. Only European and American. And I'm not talking about Peugeot, Renault, Dodge Neon and all that stuff. There is a reason for American cars being high class in Russia. For example a base Corvette costs minimum 60000 $. A base Tahoe is 50000 $. A Mustang is at least 50000 $.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Ye, he did, didn't he? The live through these miles and still look and feel great... Why would u use a crappy car as a cab? No need for customers?
Dennis Rech Jan 15, 2012
You answered your own question Bull. Because the last for so many miles.
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
I only wear Puma, homie. So I do like SOME things German. BTW, if a Mercedes is SO prestigious as you confidently claim, why are they used for taxicabs? We use those crappy Impalas and Crown Vic's because they only live a million hard miles as a taxi
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Btw, every car, except for the russian one, has to be considered highclass in russia... Then again, there r lots of nice rides in russia... Love the unlim 500 clips...
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
I said I love the gt40... The only decent car from us... The s7 is a headturner, but so is a Vector W8 and boy is that ugly! I also mentioned that I see some improvements... I just love to hate sometimes... =)
Luis Enrique Lara Jan 15, 2012
So carbuzz go buy a cadillac i"ll take a porche by far
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
I own a few European cars and a few American, and I can agree that American cars are behind European in terms of interior quality and design. That's something that can be improved. But they are not as horrible as you think. Oh, and BTW in Russia, American cars are considered high class.
Dennis Rech Jan 15, 2012
If they never change the overall package and keep riding the same line then as innovative as the upgrades are its never a game changer. The release of the Boxster, Caymen, GT and Cayanne were game changers. They redefined a segment.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
*Rudolf No pretty ones? What about the Ford GT, Saleen S7, Dodge Viper, and all the other cars I mentioned earlier? I think, they all look magnificent. Again, that's a matter of taste, but dont most of them turn heads?
Dennis Rech Jan 15, 2012
Rudolf, there's good and bad cars in every country. You talk about how superior the Porshe is but it should be if you think about it. In all the years the 911 has been around it has changed little. The first ones look very much like the new ones.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
@bull, stick to your Nikes...
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
Hey Dassler, besides your expected superiority complex attitude we've come to expect from Euro Fan Boys, you part of the Adi Dassler empire? I could use a new pair of shoes!
Mirko Galavotti Jan 15, 2012
Ats is new,nice and cool so it's the best of Detroit
Chris Bridgers Jan 15, 2012
the minis actually really fun, its like an angry volkswagon
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
@anthony styling wise the caddy seems to suffer from the same thing as porsche... All caddys look alike to me... I doubt the Mini being more fun to drive than a 911...
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Cars... Us builds fun cars, no pretty ones, nor the best ones, but fun cars... And yes, Ican appreciate a nice 69 camaro or chally... =)
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
I'm gonna stop hating. Us cars aren't that bad, but they can't keep up with germans yet. I def see the effort they make, and I think they would be good competition if they were cheaper... Lots of ppl here hate, but can't take it ppl hatin on their
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jan 15, 2012
On the side note, i think the MINI should have one because its more fun to drive, and has new styling (porsche cough). Also the ATS isnt out yet, so how could someone judge its driving or performance?
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
No, not only bc they are european, bc they set quality standards. No american car beat a german car, period. American cars are as reliable as Lancias... That says it all.
Jordan Smith Jan 15, 2012
I hate it when people believe European cars simply beat everything on the market because they're European.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Btw, german cars aren't good, they're bloody brilliant!
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Ur dreamcar is a mazda! U are out!
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Sure, they build crap... But most of the average cars from the states feel the same... I remember a beautiful car called the PT cruiser... This car is my personal nightmare. Never has there been anything worse on 4 wheels
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
Want to see crap look at Chinese and Russian cars!
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
It's all about ur own preferences.. U want a fast car made out of recycled water pistols? Buy a vette by all means. I couldn't settle for that. But that's just me.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
I love the gt 40... The rest...? No, not so much... They are crap compared to german cars, ye... In terms of build quality... U can't blame a vette for havib a nice interior, regardless of the engine... But if u settle for that, fine... I rather
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
Look at the ZR1, Charger, Challenger, CTS-V, Ford GT, Saleen S7, Shelby GT500, Camaro ZL1, SSC Ultimate Aero and Tautara, 300C, Dodge Viper e.t.c. are those cheap crap? No!
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
U know I'm right... =)
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
In terms of build quality. Ur cars are crap and u know it, the only reason for u to buy em is bc they're fairly cheap and have huge engines...
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
This article is just a way of ensuring americans that u actually produce decent cars, truth is, u don't. U produce crap cars with enormous engines and call em great engineering. No car from the states beats a german car. U can't even keep up with Kia
Colin Dzendolet Jan 15, 2012
don't forget that 'ze German's' product is superior and "vill anihilate ze competizion and conquer ze vorld market!"
Payne Hodges Wilson Jan 15, 2012
This I disagree with the Porsche deserves to win. And hey I love caddys just as much as the next guy but come on its a Porsche... A freaking Porsche!!!! The caddy isn't even on the same level
Petrolheadjack Jan 15, 2012
and only an American would go to mcdonalds and by the time they leave, the shop had no stock left...
Cody Fullerton Jan 15, 2012
Only a European would complain about a justified and fair ruling that dares speak ill of a tarted up beetle with the roof chopped off.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
The problem is the caddy is 35k in the states, here it will rather be 50k+... For that money i'd buy a used 993 instead..
Rudolf Dassler Jan 15, 2012
Hahahaha, only americans would choose the caddy over the porsche...
Kevin Rehbock Jan 15, 2012
I love the Ciel and Sixteen concepts. But moving Cadillac to the super luxury market would be a huge gamble. They are not the world class manufacturer they used to be but they're getting better. If the XTS does well enough to take sales away from BMW and Mercedes, they should consider it.
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
The Ciel puts any Bently or RR to shame IMO. That thing is truly amazing.
Devin Babyn Jan 15, 2012
If caddy even attempted that they would completely fail. It would also take enough money that caddy could go into limbo
Hank Austin Jan 15, 2012
@chloe so true, but I feel like the ciel will end up like the 16 concept and never be made
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
The DTS was a nice car.
Kevin Rehbock Jan 15, 2012
The DTS was a dinosaur with a lot of torque steer. The XTS replacing it shouldn't be driving the front wheels if they want to go against the 7-Series. The lack of a Northstar is also sad.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jan 15, 2012
It looks nice. I'm waiting for the ATS-V!
Bull Dogone Jan 15, 2012
Speak the truth. This WILL sell and it will change the game for Cadillac just like the Escalade and the CTS did.
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2012
Damn I love those wheels. This car is so sexy. Can't wait to see some on the road.