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    Thread: JSW #4 Best New Car Value

    1. Member haunted reality's Avatar
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      04-09-2012 10:42 PM #1
      http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ehmk4...ta-sportwagen/

      VW JSW makes the Forbes List of New Car Values, VW in general did very well. It basically says what we've all been saying on here, Congrats VW!


      http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_new...-for-2012?lite

      "By Jim Gorzelany, Forbes.com
      Volkswagen of America delivers the most value-packed new-vehicle product line among all automakers for 2012, followed closely in overall marks by Hyundai Motor America and Ford Motor Company, according to the results of a study by the research company Strategic Vision."
      Last edited by haunted reality; 04-09-2012 at 11:01 PM.

    2. 04-10-2012 08:15 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by haunted reality View Post
      http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ehmk4...ta-sportwagen/

      VW JSW makes the Forbes List of New Car Values, VW in general did very well. It basically says what we've all been saying on here, Congrats VW!


      http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_new...-for-2012?lite

      "By Jim Gorzelany, Forbes.com
      Volkswagen of America delivers the most value-packed new-vehicle product line among all automakers for 2012, followed closely in overall marks by Hyundai Motor America and Ford Motor Company, according to the results of a study by the research company Strategic Vision."
      I only read the article......I'm assuming the Civic Hybrid is in the same catagory as the Prius. How in the world would the Civic beat out the Prius? All 6 Civic Hybrid owners gave it a good rating?

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      04-10-2012 09:12 AM #3
      I'm trying to avoid the politics of the "hybrids vs. everything else" debate...

      I'd like to think that this ranking combines the virtues of economy with drivability. The bias seems on economy, but having the JSW as #4 says a lot to me. They could have picked either the Jetta sedan (cheaper) or the all-new Passat, which also gets great mileage. I think the JSW made a superb choice.

      My sense is that the JSW has it all. Both engines get good mileage and are powerful. Both transmissions shift smoothly and quickly. Cargo room is great--you need a very big SUV or a minivan to match the cargo space. The price they quoted is for a base S, which is an extraordinarily good deal. Too bad the MSN article ignored the JSW.

      The Volt seems vastly over rated. When running as an electric car, it's no cleaner than its charging source (coal?) and the range is quite limited. When it's using it's 1.4L gas engine, it's just a tad more costly (and less roomy) than other small 4 cylinder cars. $40K is steep for what you get and it's insane to charge taxpayers $7500 to subsidize a car driven by, well, rich people. (Nothing wrong with being rich, but a subsidy of that magnitude seems extravagantly wasteful.) Better option: buy a small gasser, a bicycle, and an electric golf cart—and save everybody a lot of money.

      Sorry for the rant, but the Volt is picked as being "better" than the JSW. I find that hard to accept given the flaws of the Volt and the virtues of our beloved JSWs.
      Last edited by Outrider6; 04-11-2012 at 10:58 AM.

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