Well, here we go with the first week of our examination of the candidates for the 2002 AJAC Canadian Car and Truck of the Year crowns. The Family Sedan categories, both under and over $25,000, are first up to the plate and we’ll be covering the rest of the entries over the next four weeks. The highly competitive and lucrative family car segment once again draws a big entry field.
If you’d like to join in some of the judging action or have some comments about the entries you can do so on the Internet at the British Columbia Automobile Association web site. Send your comments about the contenders for this year’s Car of the Year, along with your name and location, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Car of the Year Internet fun poll results will be published the following week, along with a selection of reader comments.
Family Car (under $25,000)
Family Car over $25,000
The new Toyota Camry is an obvious and unfortunate omission from this category, although I’m not sure how well it would actually do. The high calibre of competition in this section would certainly give it a tough tussle for supremacy. The new Nissan Altima, for example, clearly beats Camry in a number of key areas including interior spaciousness and power (both the I4 & V6 motors).