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Hey...There was a show on CNBC, today, where they reviewed 5 cars (some expert whose name I do not recall now) and the 5th car was the XC90. They RAVED about it and the expert said that, today, Motor Trend were going to announce their <b>"SUV of the Year"</b> award and guess who the winner is going to be...<b>XC90!</b><p>Yannis
 

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WOW! Seriously? That is a big surprise... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I would have thought that the Honda Pilot would win since it will have larger sales and be more mainstream.<p>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>WOW! Seriously? That is a big surprise... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I would have thought that the Honda Pilot would win since it will have larger sales and be more mainstream.<p>-Drew<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I don't know, Drew. I share your opinion, there although the Pilot pales to the XC90 when it comes to its safety systems, innovative features, premium quality, etc...Who knows? I want to believe that what they reported was true...that would be awesome!<p><br>Yannis
 

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Really??? Damn, that would be awesome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If that's really true Volvo won't be able to build enuff of them, they'll be flyin' out of the showrooms! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Really??? Damn, that would be awesome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If that's really true Volvo won't be able to build enuff of them, they'll be flyin' out of the showrooms! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>This is not necessarily a good thing for us consumers since <b>this will mean little, if no, wiggle room for negotiating price</b>. But the XC90 deserves SUV of the Year. I just hope that Volvo dealers don't do like Honda/Acura dealers and start gouging consumers.<BR><BR>
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Hey...There was a show on CNBC, today, where they reviewed 5 cars (some expert whose name I do not recall now) and the 5th car was the XC90. They RAVED about it and the expert said that, today, Motor Trend were going to announce their <b>"SUV of the Year"</b> award and guess who the winner is going to be...<b>XC90!</b><p>Yannis<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>Official statement <A HREF="http://motortrend.com/news/stories/021016mt.html" TARGET="_blank">Motor Trend Names 2003 Sport/Utility of the Year Winner</A><BR><BR>
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<B><FONT COLOR="blue"> Y E A H ! ! ! ! ! It's official!!!</FONT></B> <p> <B> <I>2003 Motor Trend SUV of the YEAR Volvo XC90!!!</I> </B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Yannis
 

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Good find crikey! That is excellent News! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Drew
 

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That's incredibly good news! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Can't wait to get my issue in the mail.<br>Of course, now all the suspense is out of it, but what the hey! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC90...Motor Trend SUV of the Year ([email protected])

Definitly a big surprise, when was the last time a Volvo took home a Motor Trend ***** of the year award?
 

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No Volvo has won a Motor Trend XXX of the year award, or a Car & Driver top 10 award, or anything else that I've seen since I've been reading car rags (maybe past 15 years).<p>This is pretty cool, and since the XC90 has lots of innovation to make it a 'reasonable' SUV (can't believe there could ever really be such a thing), it deserves to win over a Pilot.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>No Volvo has won a Motor Trend XXX of the year award, or a Car & Driver top 10 award, or anything else that I've seen since I've been reading car rags (maybe past 15 years).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>That is very true, I have been reading them for the past 18 years, since I was at least 7, and Volvo has never really won any major award from the auto-mags.<p>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>That is very true, I have been reading them for the past 18 years, since I was at least 7, and Volvo has never really won any major award from the auto-mags.<br>-Drew<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>That is what I thought, that just makes it better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<IMG SRC="http://a298.g.akamai.net/7/298/5382/101802001007/www.imakenews.com/autospies/word_images/7907584_image002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Do you think there could be any correlation between the fact that Volvo never won such awards in the past when it was a small independent company, and now that Volvo is owned by the Ford Motor Company with an enormous amount of advertising dollars to spend that Volvo suddenly finds itself a winner? Coincidence? Is there any evidence to support that Motor Trend has a long history of “economically adjusting” their Car of the Year choice? How about the ’74 Mustang II, the ’71 Chevy Vega, the ’83 Renault Alliance, the ’62 Buick Special, and even the ’60 Chevy Corvair? Let’s hope the XC-90 brings more to the party than this illustrious group of previous Motor Trend ‘winners’. Buy an XC90 in spite of Motor Trend's endorsement, not because of it.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you think there could be any correlation between the fact that Volvo never won such awards in the past when it was a small independent company, and now that Volvo is owned by the Ford Motor Company with an enormous amount of advertising dollars to spend that Volvo suddenly finds itself a winner? Coincidence? Is there any evidence to support that Motor Trend has a long history of “economically adjusting” their Car of the Year choice? How about the ’74 Mustang II, the ’71 Chevy Vega, the ’83 Renault Alliance, the ’62 Buick Special, and even the ’60 Chevy Corvair? Let’s hope the XC-90 brings more to the party than this illustrious group of previous Motor Trend ‘winners’. Buy an XC90 in spite of Motor Trend's endorsement, not because of it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Does it really matter? What matters is that Volvo broke that mold and that is a significant change for them. Anyone can "suppose" or concoct "conspiracy" theories. You and I will never find out. We can sit here and wonder but that is not going to get us anywhere.<p>I wrote this previously and I will write it again; Volvo winning this nice award is not <B> <I>panacea</I> </B>. This will not solve Volvo's problems (whatever they may be) and/or accord deity status to the XC90. <p>I don't understand what is the purpose of mentioning the other models...when you pick one each year, you are bound to have a few that will not really make it...<p>Yannis<p>P.S. How are things in Temecula? I will be by your neck of the woods (San Diego) from November 3 until the 11th...
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you think there could be any correlation between the fact that Volvo never won such awards in the past when it was a small independent company, and now that Volvo is owned by the Ford Motor Company with an enormous amount of advertising dollars to spend that Volvo suddenly finds itself a winner? Coincidence? Is there any evidence to support that Motor Trend has a long history of “economically adjusting” their Car of the Year choice? How about the ’74 Mustang II, the ’71 Chevy Vega, the ’83 Renault Alliance, the ’62 Buick Special, and even the ’60 Chevy Corvair? Let’s hope the XC-90 brings more to the party than this illustrious group of previous Motor Trend ‘winners’. Buy an XC90 in spite of Motor Trend's endorsement, not because of it.<p>Does it really matter? What matters is that Volvo broke that mold and that is a significant change for them. Anyone can "suppose" or concoct "conspiracy" theories. You and I will never find out. We can sit here and wonder but that is not going to get us anywhere.<p>I wrote this previously and I will write it again; Volvo winning this nice award is not <B> <I>panacea</I> </B>. This will not solve Volvo's problems (whatever they may be) and/or accord deity status to the XC90. <p>I don't understand what is the purpose of mentioning the other models...when you pick one each year, you are bound to have a few that will not really make it...<p>Yannis<p>P.S. How are things in Temecula? I will be by your neck of the woods (San Diego) from November 3 until the 11th...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I guess Ford threw more money Motor Trend's way than Honda did. Maybe Honda's saving the moola for the Car fo the Year award, i.e. Honda Accord. LOL. Conspiracy Theories abound... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you think there could be any correlation between the fact that Volvo<br>I guess Ford threw more money Motor Trend's way than Honda did. Maybe Honda's saving the moola for the Car fo the Year award, i.e. Honda Accord. LOL. Conspiracy Theories abound... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Hey there must be some conspiracy the way all the magazines fawn all over BMW. Someone at BMW must have pictures of all the managing editors with sheep.<p>Pat
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you think there could be any correlation between the fact that Volvo never won such awards in the past when it was a small independent company, and now that Volvo is owned by the Ford Motor Company with an enormous amount of advertising dollars to spend that Volvo suddenly finds itself a winner....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I think that the XC90 won on merit, just based on the fact that it is the best and most innovative new SUV out there this year, period. Plus, Volvo has the worst advertising budget & usage I have ever seen, so I don't think Ford has all that much to do with it.<p>The Acura MDX won in 2001 and the GMC Envoy in 2002, which were good picks as well IMHO. I have a feeling that the Touareg or FX45 will win for 2004. <p>Each automaker has to submit a press campaign along with their vehicles, so it will be interesting to see how Volvo exploits this SUV of the year award.<p>Like the saying goes, "Any press is good press."<p>-Drew
 

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If the Touareg comes out in Spring 2003, then it will not eb possible to win for 2004. Something else will since the Touareg will already be on sale.<p>Yannis
 
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