By on December 3, 2012

Nominations for the TWATs have been extended until midnight. One last chance to get those nominations in before voting begins. Check out our full list of nominees below. Remember the rules; you can add, but nothing will be subtracted. Vehicles must have been on sale starting January 1, 2012. Voting will begin this week as we configure our polling software against unwarranted manipulation - if it can happen to TIME Magazine, it can happen here.

Acura ILX
Acura RL
Acura ZDX
BMW 3-Series
BMW 5-Series GT
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac XTS
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Sonic
Chevrolet Volt
Chevy Express
Chrysler 200
Dodge Avenger
Fiat 500
Fisker Karma
Ford E-Series
Ford Expedition
GMC Canyon
GMC Savanna
Honda Civic
Honda CR-Z
Honda Crosstour
Honda Ridgeline
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Infiniti EX
Jeep Patroit
Kia Sedona
Land Rover LR2
Lexus GX
Lexus HS250h
Lincoln MKS
Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Navigator
Maybach
Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Galant
Nissan Juke
Nissan Murano CC
Nissan NV
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Versa Sedan
Nissan Quest
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera
Scion iQ
Scion xB
Scion xD
SmartForTwo
Toyota Camry
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota Matrix
Volvo XC90
VW Beetle

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21 Comments on “TWAT Nominations Close At Midnight Tonight...”


  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    How do the nominations take place? I haven’t seen anything indicating HOW to give a nomination.

  • avatar
    Dan

    (from a previous thread) I nominate the Veloster.

    It looked fun, it was priced like it actually was fun, Hyundai’s internet shills wouldn’t STFU about it, it turned out to be an Accent. Or for $25,000 there’s the turbo which is also an Accent but now includes torque steer.

    If a decent economy car marketed (to douchebags) as something it isn’t makes the TC a TWAT, what’s a middling to bad economy car marketed as something it isn’t?

    A Veloster.

  • avatar
    KalapanaBlack

    I will throw in the 2012 Corolla. I can’t believe it wasn’t nom’d before. It functions great as a rental car, and it would be class leading if it was still 2005, but it just isn’t class competitive in anything other than fuel economy numbers. And there are far better cars to be had with little or no mpg penalty and little to no price penalty. It is loud, uncomfortable, tinny, low on features, has a buzzy and underpowered engine, a cheap interior, isn’t particularly fun to drive, and clearly isn’t much to look at. It is a more reliable 1997 Chevy Lumina misplaced in time.

    • 0 avatar
      corntrollio

      Funny, all of those criticisms applied to the 2006 Toyota Corolla. Loud, uncomfortable, tinny, low on features, buzzy, underpowered, cheap interior, not fun to drive, unattractive. If that was class leading, the rest of the class has done a lot better since then.

      At least the 2006 base models were better than the old VE models that didn’t have trunk releases.

    • 0 avatar
      APaGttH

      Actually I nominated it in the last call – but apparently the TTAC gods are using their editorial rights.

      I say if the Impala is on there, basically because it is an ancient boat anchor (but reliable as the sunrise and good for what it is, a five person people hauler) the Corolla belongs for the same reasons.

      I will say the 2012 Civic is worse than the Corolla, now that I’ve operated both. The Civic interior has the charm of a plastic cooler for starters.

      The Corolla won’t make even the nominee list. One who shall not be named will not allow it.

  • avatar
    Easton

    I vote for the 2013 Nissan Sentra. Not because it’s a particularly bad car but because it really seems to have limited its appeal to such a small demographic (boring middle-aged, sweater-vest-wearing single people with absolutely no aspiration to drive a nice car or live any semblance to an interesting life but can manage scrape together enough money to avoid the bottom-of-the-barrel Versa) that it cannot possibly hope to improve bottom-of-the class sales numbers.

  • avatar
    Easton

    Shouldn’t that be cars that have been on sale starting January 1, 2012, not 2011?!

  • avatar
    Mandalorian

    No Cygnet? It is basically the Aston Martin Cimarron, only 100x worse.

  • avatar
    wsimon

    I’m going to nominate the Infiniti QX, for being hideously ugly and not being particularly useful while costing 60k and weighing 3 tons.

  • avatar
    acuraandy

    To be consistent,

    FISKER KARMA.

    :)

  • avatar
    Type57SC

    That ridiculous little mini with the ballcap pulled down too low isn’t here? You guys must have forgot that it even existed. But it does, so it should. If you actually need reasons, then you haven’t been paying attention

  • avatar
    chicagoland

    OK, I know some will say “it was new earlier this year”, but why a pic of no longer built ’12 Sentra?

    I say no 2012 Sentra, Civic, or any ’12 model should be nominated at all. If MT is doing COTY 2013, and other car sites doing “Best of 2013″, no 12′s!

    It is now the 1st quarter of 2013 Model year, and actual 2013 is 28 days away, so move on from the old Sentra!

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    I nominate the BMW X6.

    Too heavy, too expensive (M version is $92K), too useless.

    Nevermind, I’m too late. I didn’t use the word nominate on a previous post, so I don’t get to have it on there.

  • avatar

    BMW X6.

    Yes, there are many shitty cars out there: the Galant, the Carolla, the Sentra, etc. The X6 is a shitty concept that symbolizes everything that is wrong with the excesses of North America. Its ugly, its not particularly good at anything, it costs a lot, and its almost singularly driven poorly/aggressively by the d-bags klasse. In NA we refuse to buy hatchbacks and wagons but then happily buy these obnoxious mid-defecate-modelled creations on dubs.

    Awful. Make it go away.

  • avatar
    slavuta

    Are people blind?

    My nominees:

    Infiniti QX56
    Honda Odyssey
    Acura RDX
    Toyota 4-runner

    I think, Infiniti QX56 and 4-Runner can compete with the best of them TWATs


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