Thought I would get opinions of what you guys thought about Motor Trends pick for the car of the year. For those who don't know, Motor Trend has been giving out their Car Of The Year award since 1949, making it the oldest COTY award. It also happens to be my favorite automotive magazine and I respect their opinion a lot, even though I do sometimes disagree with them. This is a great example. While their car of the year choice is a worthy car, it's not what I thought should have won the honors. I'll sum up their top picks and put their number one pick at the bottom. This year 18 cars were in the running with 13 judges putting them through their paces. They took them all to the Hyundai-Kia Proving Grounds located in California City, California where they spent 7 days testing all the cars. They test things like acceleration, styling, fuel consumption, handling, feel, comfort, storage, dependability, and much much more. After four days of rough testing, they tossed 10 cars out, leaving a top 8. The cars that were tossed were the: Audi TT Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Avenger Ford Focus Ford Taurus Mini Cooper/Cooper S Mitsubishi Lancer Scion xD Subaru Impreza Volvo C30 After 3 more days, they decided on their winner. The next few taken out of the competition were the: Audi A5/S5 Chevrolet Malibu Dodge Grand Caravan Honda Accord Mercedes-Benz C-Class Scion xB Volvo V70/XC70 After days of trials the victor for the 2008 Motor Trend Car Of The Year is the new 2008 Cadillac CTS. I won't lie, I do like these cars and Cadillac has been making huge strides in the last 10 years. The CTS has brought a new light to their side with it's good looks, luxurious feel, and massive power (even from the V6 models). It is sold all across the globe and in different trims. However, I still prefer the old one. It looks more aggressive and has proven itself. Maybe when the CTS-V version of this new one comes out I'll change my mind but until then, while I do think this is a fantastic car, it does not deserve the car of the year. What are your thoughts? I'll tell you my pick now, and this is completely unbiased. If you know my taste in cars then you will know just how unbiased my pick truly is. Even though my pick isn't my favorite car or any car I hope to own in the near future, it is what I think deserves the pick. My pick goes to the new Chevrolet Malibu. Now in no way is this car a throw back to the days of the old Malibu. But when compared to the re-release of this car a few years ago, this new version leaps and strides ahead. With a 252hp/251tq V6 and a great interior and exterior, it's a great car for Chevrolet to market and I think it will do quite well. While all in all I would probably still rather own a Camry, this is the perfect alternative. The Camry got my personal vote last year, but this new Malibu definitely takes the cake this year. What is your pick?