By on February 18, 2009

Farago is going to kill me for this one, but if I don’t tempt fate every so often, the dullness wins. Since the discussion of the bailout has turned my brain to Chex Mix, and seeing pictures of the Porsche Panamera and BMW 5-Series PAS SAC KNICK KNACK just make me nauseous, I figure we should try some lighthearted fun. Readers, please put the following cars in order according to . . . whatever you like. Just tell us your sorting mechanism when you post, or be more mysterious and let folks guess.

(A) Nissan 370Z
(B) Dodge Charger R/T
(C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
(D) Lexus IS-F
(E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
(F) Audi A4 2.0T
(G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI

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42 Comments on “Daily Podcast: Put These Cars In Order...”


  • avatar
    mwood10

    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (G) Citroen C6
    (E) Hyundai Genesis
    (F) Audi A4
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI

  • avatar
    Demetri

    Worst smelling interior

    1. Charger
    2. Genesis
    3. 370Z
    4. Jetta
    5. A4
    6. IS-F

  • avatar
    JG

    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI

    Sorted from least to most gross.

  • avatar

    How about a list of:
    1) Citroen 2CV
    2)Original Mini Cooper
    3) Fiat Abarth 500
    4) VW Lupo Diesel
    5) MINI Cooper
    6) Fiat Topolino
    7) Cosworth Ford Anglia
    8) Cyclops
    …..
    (I get nauseous with all the full-fat whole milk generacars..)
    For more on the Cyclops, see here.

  • avatar
    steronz

    Cars most likely to mean dick for their company’s bottom line.

    (F) Audi A4
    (E) Hyundai Genesis
    (G) Citroen C6
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (D) Lexus IS-F

  • avatar
    Sigsworth

    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (E) Hyundai Genesis
    (F) Audi A4
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (G) Citroen C6

    Car most likely to be used to crash through the White House gate when the revolution comes.

  • avatar
    kilroy01

    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T

    Value for money (don’t know anything about the Citroen but at least it isn’t a Dodge)

  • avatar
    Leather Bear

    Ranked according to vehicles I’d actually spend my hard-earned $$ on (regardless of whether it’s available in the US or not):

    1) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    2) Lexus IS-F
    3) Nissan 370Z
    4) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    5) Audi A4 2.0T
    6) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    7) Dodge Charger R/T

  • avatar
    1981.911.SC

    Alphabetical ?

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    RWD: +10 points

    Manual transmission option: +10 points

    Diesel: -10 points

    Manufactured by a bankrupt company living off US taxpayer dollars: -100 points

    Beautiful successor to the DS: +50 points

    Not available in the US: +10 points

    Manufactured by VW: -10 points

    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI (60 points)
    (A) Nissan 370Z (20 points)
    (D) Lexus IS-F (10 points – tied)
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6 (10 points – tied)
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T (0 points)
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI (-10 points)
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T (-90 points)

  • avatar
    ARacer

    In the order of the amount of ego stroking each delivers to the owner and the type of ego stroked:

    Audi A4 2.0T – poseurs
    Lexus IS-F – snotty wanna be street racers
    Nissan 370Z – wanna be street racers
    Volkswagen Jetta TDI – eco snobs
    Citroen C6 V6 HDI – culture snobs
    Hyundai Genesis 4.6 – bargain hunters
    Dodge Charger R/T – I have no idea

  • avatar
    ajla

    Ranked by exhaust note, from best to worst:

    1) Lexus IS-F
    2) Dodge Charger R/T
    3) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    4) Audi A4 2.0T
    5) Nissan 370Z
    6) Citroen V6 HDI
    7) Volkswagen Jetta TDI

  • avatar

    From most amusing at a trackday to least:

    1) Nissan 370Z
    2) Dodge Charger R/T
    3) Audi A4 2.0T (if it’s a stick)
    4) Lexus IS-F
    5) Audi A4 2.0t (if it’s a Tip)

    ( MENDOZA LINE)

    6) Jetta TDI
    7) Citroen C6 V6 TDI
    8) Hyundai Genesis 4.6

  • avatar
    Scorched Earth

    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI

    From A to G

  • avatar
    Domestic Hearse

    Most likely to seductively beckon Farago away from his loyal, faithful Boxster, then slam the door shut in his face?

    A. Lexus ISF
    B. ”
    C. ”
    D. ”
    E. ”
    F. “

  • avatar
    f8

    Most American to least American

    (A) Dodge Charger R/T
    (B) Lexus IS-F
    (C) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (D) Nissan 370Z
    (E) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI

  • avatar
    dgduris

    Jetta TDI
    Audi A4
    Hyundai Genesis
    Citroen
    Charger
    370 Z
    IS-F

    Rank Selector: Cars RF WOULD have been allowed to buy (in order over the next 20 years) had he actually come home having spent the cash on that IS-F!

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    f8:

    It appears that you are going for most American in design, not content. If so, then considering the sales of mid-to-large size FWD V6 sedans in the US the Citroen is by far the most American car on the list.

  • avatar
    Rev Junkie

    A. Nissan 370Z- Lightweight, powerful, high-revving, good looking from most angles, and has a stickshift.
    B. Audi A4 2.0T- Great looking inside and out, good gas mileage, plenty of features, and a six-speed.
    C. VW Jetta TDI- Nice interior, tons of torque, great mileage, German road manners, but is a total chick car. Plus, diesels are low-revving and sound like crap.
    D. Dodge Charger R/T- Macho looks, Hemi power and sound, rear-drive, and good road manners, but only comes with a slushbox.
    E. Lexus IS-F- Nice to drive, but expensive, and has eight gears. Why?
    F. Citroen C6 V6 HDi- Good mileage, modern DS looks, and luxurious driving experience. But diesel noise and slushbox only.
    G. Hyundai Genesis 4.6- Fast and luxurious, but like driving an sensory deprivation tank with a steering wheel.

  • avatar
    minion444

    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    B) Dodge Charger R/T

  • avatar
    rpn453

    My order of preference if I could choose to own any of those cars:

    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (B) Audi A4 2.0T
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (F) Dodge Charger R/T

    I know nothing about the Citroen, so I left it off. The Lexus and Hyundai, and maybe even the Dodge, would probably be above the VW choices if they offered a manual.

  • avatar
    Bancho

    Capable of hauling the most dead hookers:

    (A) Hyundai Genesis 4.6**
    (B) Citroen C6 V6 HDI**
    (C) Dodge Charger R/T
    (D) Audi A4 2.0T
    (E) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (F) Lexus IS-F
    (G) Nissan 370Z

    **possibly a tie here with a nod going to the C6 according to no_slushbox

  • avatar
    meefer

    (A) Lexus IS-F
    (B) Audi A4 2.0T
    (C) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (D) Nissan 370Z
    (E) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (F) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (G) Dodge Charger R/T

    Interior design/cohesiveness. Pretty close to the order I’d buy them, maybe swap the Genesis/370Z and maybe the Audi/IS-F

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    Bancho:

    I actually think that a car designed for wealthy French politicians might be able to carry more dead hookers than a car designed for wealthy South Korean politicians, but I agree that it would be close.

  • avatar
    Bancho

    no_slushbox :

    You’re probably right. I’ve never seen the C6 in person though and the Genesis seemed really roomy when I checked it out. It was essentially a judgment call.

    Thanks for keeping me honest here.

  • avatar
    Luther

    The most to least likely car Nancy Pelosi would allow you to own:

    (A) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    (E)
    (F)
    (G)

  • avatar
    improvement_needed

    cars I’d buy with money I / my wife earned
    (combined total – before tax income between 80k – 110k – just out of grad school)

    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI

  • avatar
    Hugh

    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (D) Lexus IS-F

    Of new cars, the Citroen would be at or near the top of any list I’m ordering for cars less than $100K. I’m sorry it’s not an option for buyers here in the states.

  • avatar
    Airhen

    Cars I would run over with my Jeep!

    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T

  • avatar
    f8

    no_slushbox

    Here’s my logic:

    (A) Dodge Charger R/T – as American as eagle stuffed with apple pie

    (B) Lexus IS-F – large, powerful, comfortable, and hey, Toyota’s pretty much a part of America now.

    (C) Hyundai Genesis 4.6 – again, large, powerful, comfortable; not a Buick, but still. Also what’s more American than value for your dollar

    (D) Nissan 370Z – RWD and has tons of power, but not higher on the list because it competes with Mustang and is therefore anti-American

    (E) Volkswagen Jetta TDI – VW is okay, but diesel? Maybe in communist China, comrade

    (F) Audi A4 2.0T – this is a VW for dirty liberals, which makes it even less American than Jetta

    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI – French

  • avatar
    bumpy

    (A) Nissan 370Z (3232)
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI (3285)
    (F) Audi A4 2.0T (3715)
    (D) Lexus IS-F (3780)
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6 (4006)
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI (4116)
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T (4160)

    curb weight

  • avatar
    esldude

    Tried to figure one out. In the end, I don’t care enough about any to bother. They all rank together at don’t care, wouldn’t consider owning, am not the least interested in. Which bodes not at all well for the car makers.

    This is a time of flux, a time to reinvent if you need it (boy does GM need it), a time to set off on a new direction. None of these on your list matter. Lots more ways to head out and be wrong in the future, especially the near future. But get it right, and you can lead into the new paradigm of the personal automobile for a generation or more. In one sense maybe a Prius almost does that or is something like what would fit my idea of forward looking.

    This is one of those times when I don’t even know what would fit my criteria other than, I think I would know it when I see it. Pretty tough row to hoe for an auto company. But these are tough times.

  • avatar
    Porsche986

    Most desirable to me:

    *Citroen C6 (I LOVE LOVE LOVE the style and attitude… really)
    *Hyundai Genesis (can you believe it?)
    *VW Jetta TDI (at least it is frugal)
    *Audi A4 (yawn… everyone in Chicago will have one within the month)
    *Nissan 350Z (ugly)
    *Lexus IS-F (who cares? it’s all scoops and swoops… and the fake exhaust pipes are just dumb…)
    *Dodge Charger R/T (duh)

  • avatar
    tom

    (F) Audi A4 2.0T
    (B) Dodge Charger R/T
    (C) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (G) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (A) Nissan 370Z
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (E) Hyundai Genesis 4.6

  • avatar
    TR3GUY

    This is interesting but gee no Alfa? Ok as some of the TTAC guy I too like the odd and quirky. Problem here is that they are not odd enough.

    1. Citroen C6 V6 HDI. I want it but gosh those French are such anti-semites

    2. Volkswagen Jetta TDI. It gets quirky marks for the D. And even though “they” were anti-semites I can get married there now.

    3. Nissan 370Z. Boy toy looking but handles well.

    4. Lexus IS-F. See above

    5. Dodge Charger R/T Well it knows what it is.

    6. Audi A4 2.0T. Had a 97. They lost their cool (Around the time BMW dumped the 320i)

    7. Hyundai Genesis 4.6. No logo? what are you hiding from?

  • avatar

    (A) Audi A4 2.0T
    (B) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (C) Lexus IS-F
    (D) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (E) Nissan 370Z
    (F) Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    (G) Dodge Charger R/T

    I like handling. Audi’s bring that. Never drove a Citroen but this particular one has it’s on reputation that has my attention; the ride quality. The Lexus is something I may never purchase, but it sounds to be a damn nice vehicle overall. And I have super high hopes for the Genesis and how it kicks it up a notch from a few other manufacturers. I really like the 370Z but it’s not a car I’d own. I’ll never own a VW again outside of a Phaeton, but the TDI is to be respected. I hate Dodge.

  • avatar

    Most likely to get you laid by an OU cheerleader:

    1. Dodge Charger R/T
    2. Nissan 370Z
    3. Lexus IS-F
    4. Audi A4
    5. Citroen C6 (because you are so sensitive)

    Not getting laid
    6. Hyundai Genesis
    7. VW Jetta TDI (I know from experience)

  • avatar
    JuniorMint

    1. Lexus IS-F
    2. Audi A4 2.0T
    3. Nissan 370 Z
    4. Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    5. Dodge Charger R/T
    6. Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    7. Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    Sorted by length (horizontal). NEXT QUESTION!!!

  • avatar
    Martin Schwoerer

    My most probable next (used) purchase:

    1. Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    2. Audi A4 2.0T
    3. Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    4. Nissan 370 Z
    5. Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    6. Lexus IS-F
    7. Dodge Charger R/T

    Most likely to be a coveted, value-retaining vintage car 25 years hence:

    1. Dodge Charger R/T
    2. Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    3. Lexus IS-F
    4. Nissan 370 Z
    5. Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    6. Audi A4 2.0T
    7. Volkswagen Jetta TDI

  • avatar

    When fuel goes over $5 again (and it will, as soon as the Depression is over)
    TDI
    the rest nowhere
    Rev Junkie:
    tons of torque…Plus, diesels are low-revving
    Right, so you can drive around at idle in 5th or 6th gear and get 65-85MPG.

  • avatar
    Saracen

    Well, I can’t do something obvious…let’s go with how they would likely rank on Top Gear’s Cool Wall.

    Sub-Zero:
    (Out of this lot? No way.)

    Cool:
    (Nope.)

    Uncool:
    Lexus IS-F (Fake exhausts? 8 speeds?)
    Nissan 370Z (Too stiff, it’s a ‘Datsun’)
    Dodge Charger R/T (Ugly, can’t handle)

    Seriously Uncool:
    Audi A4 2.0T (Replaced BMW as the cock/douchebag-mobile).
    Volkswagen Jetta TDI (It’s a diesel.)
    Hyundai Genesis 4.6 (It’s Korean)
    Citroen C6 V6 HDI (It’s french, AND diesel..)

  • avatar
    capdeblu

    Cars most likely to be purchased by the Menendez brothers when they are finally released from prison and receive their inheritance.

    (A) Dodge Charger R/T
    (B) Audi A4 2.0T
    (C) Nissan 370Z
    (D) Lexus IS-F
    (E) Citroen C6 V6 HDI
    (F) Hyundai Genesis 4.6
    (G) Volkswagen Jetta TDI


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