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sgCarMart's Cars Of The Year 2010 - The Breakdown

By BenCee on 11 Feb 2011

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After the dust has settled down, I'm sure some of you might be curious as to how we've arrived at the results of sgCarMart's Cars Of The Year 2010. You can check out all the glitz and glamour here, but for the benefit of some people, let's revisit them once again.

The Criteria
We've used a total of eight criteria to determine our Cars Of The Year, and the first seven are as follows:
- Views on model on sgCarMart.com
- Price
- Features (sunroof, push start button, smart key, electric seats, etc)
- Performance (cc, turbo, engine type, top speed, acceleration, etc)
- Fuel economy
- Size
- Safety features

Each of them accounted for 10% of the score. That, of course, adds up to 70%.

The final 30% comes from the last criteria, which comes from Consumer Voting. This gives the power to you, the viewers and readers, to determine sgCarMart's Cars Of The Year.

Next, the categories. In this increasingly complicated world, it's hard to pigeonhole cars into specific classes nowadays. So, we've decided to keep it simple, and classify the entries into six basic categories, namely sedan, luxury sedan, hatchback, Sports-Utility Vehicle (SUV), Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), and sports.

However, even within each category there are a wide variety of cars to choose from, from both ends of the value spectrum. Therefore, for fairness, we've further divided each category into Premium and Normal classes.

Making The Decision
Apart from the thorough research and the in-depth judging criteria that were conducted for the contest, we worked out and based our choices on the ever-so-passionate testing and thorough reviews of almost every car make and model in the industry.

Of course, it can't be just our opinions. As set out above, you, the readers, have a say as well through your voting. To thank you for your participation and support, we offered prizes to a few lucky voters, and you guys certainly didn't let us down.

The Results
When the votes were in and tallied, there were a few surprises. Needless to say, not everyone agreed, but the people have spoken.

And the winners are...

Hatchback - Honda Jazz
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Hatchback (Premium) - Volkswagen Golf
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Sedan - Mazda2 Sedan
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Sedan (Premium) - Mazda3 Sedan
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Luxury Sedan - Volvo S60
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Luxury Sedan (Premium) - Mercedes-Benz S-Class
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Sports-Utility Vehicle - Honda CR-V
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Sports-Utility Vehicle (Premium) - Audi Q5
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Multi-Purpose Vehicle - Honda Stream
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Multi-Purpose Vehicle (Premium) - Toyota Alphard
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Sports - Volkswagen Scirocco R
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Sports (Premium) - Audi RS5 Coupe
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It had been a tough contest, but in the end, I'm sure everyone involved felt that it was worth the effort. As you can see from the pictures, the winners were certainly pleased too.

We look forward to more and better contests in the coming year, and you can guarantee that sgCarMart's Cars Of The Year 2011 will be as fiercely competitive and exciting as 2010's, or even more.

See you next year!

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Watwheels Feb 11 2011 09:24 PM
I'm confused. Is it "Car of the Year" or "Cars of the Year"?

I always thought COTY is the one car ppl choose.
Ladykillerz Feb 12 2011 01:13 AM
guys, good effort and keep up with the good work!
StevenSteven Feb 12 2011 03:46 AM
Here we go again.

Not a single car driven.

Let's have a Scotch Whisky of the Year too, judged by every single criteria imaginable except for actually tasting it.

Honestly, who cares what you think? No, I'm not being insulting. We all have opinions on cars and we can all read and interpret the brochures and specifications and order them according the level of importance we attach to each one. What we don't all have the time to do is to drive cars. Informed opinions based on experience is what is needed in car journalism. Building a brand out of thin air is most certainly not.

Who are all the people in the photos too? This is absurd.

I'm off to buy a car. I'm going to choose the one with the best push button start.
Duckduck Feb 12 2011 09:34 AM
how come got no MOTY? Ministar of the Year?
BenCee Feb 12 2011 10:19 AM
SS, I know who you are, and I don't have the time nor patience to entertain a sad, misguided soul like you.

If you really have that much of an opinion on what I write (which are NOT reviews, in case you still don't know what a BLOG is) you can come to Singapore and speak to my boss. I would appreciate that.

Otherwise, you clearly don't understand what this is about, and therefore I will not be bothered replying to anything you say anymore.

I still find it interesting that you are blinkered enough to only comment on my posts, and ignore everyone else's.
StevenSteven Feb 12 2011 05:28 PM
OK then. Who is your boss please?
Viceroymenthol Feb 28 2011 03:19 AM
Steve, you're hilarious! Please post more!
Dwee Dec 14 2013 07:38 PM

@StevenSteven , if you don't even know any of the people here , you doesn't belong to the local Automotive Industry.

Just get your car in whatever means you want , and good luck of you getting a good car.

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