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The Jeep Renegade has been nominated for the 2015 Car of the Year award. A jury has selected 33 vehicles that are already on sale, or will be by the end of the year, to compete for the big prize. The list will be cut down to seven on December 15th. The eventual winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 2nd of next year.

Here is the full list of nominees:

-Audi TT Coupe
-BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
-BMW 2-Series Coupe
-BMW i8
-BMW X4
-Citroen C1
-Citroen C4 Cactus
-Fiat 500X
-Ford EcoSport
-Ford Mondeo
-Hyundai i20
-Infiniti Q50
-Jeep Renegade
-Kia Soul
-Lexus NX
-Lexus RC
-Mercedes-Benz C-Class
-Mercedes-Benz GLA
-Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
-Nissan Pulsar
-Nissan Qashqai
-Nissan X-Trail
-Opel Corsa
-Peugeot 108
-Porsche Macan
-Renault Twingo
-Skoda Fabia
-Smart ForTwo
-Smart ForFour
-Subaru WRX STI
-Suzuki Celerio
-Toyota Aygo
-Volkswagen Passat

Which cars do you think will make the shortlist, and who is going to win the big prize?
 

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Yea I think that is is weird that they nominate cars that haven't even come out yet, but by the time the shortlist is due all these vehicles will have been on the road for a bit.
 

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There is a lot of great cars on the list though. Many of them are luxury cars.

I think that the i8, and the NX, and the Macan are all great competitors. It's hard to say when you don't really know the criteria. How can you compare all these cars fairly?
 

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It's going to be a long wait to see the short list come the end of this year. Can't wait to see which cars make it to the list.
 

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It's going to be a long wait to see the short list come the end of this year. Can't wait to see which cars make it to the list.
Just watch who buys the most advertising or surveys for whoever makes up the list. That will tell you what the short list will be.

Trade publication "best" lists are nothing but a means of selling more ads. It doesn't matter the industry.
 

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So you think that cars have to kinda campaign for car awards like this? I am thinking of it in comparison to the Oscars. At the end of the day its politics, a popularity contest. You've got to get people to vote for you, and you do that through more than just creating a good product. You've got to sell it too.
 

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Just watch who buys the most advertising or surveys for whoever makes up the list. That will tell you what the short list will be.

Trade publication "best" lists are nothing but a means of selling more ads. It doesn't matter the industry.
i don't think it works like that
 

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i don't think it works like that
Maybe its not quite so simple, but I don't think that they are totally free of corruption. There was a big automotive award that even had public voting that was proven to be a big sham. I don't doubt that there is a some fishy stuff going on at least in part.
 

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Nominating a car for "Car of the year" that has not yet reached the public is like nominating a newborn baby for President of the United States. :rolleyes: :D
 
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