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Jul 27, 2012 10:01AM
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This was an ad for foreign cars. Money talks, integrity is where? JFLevolutionofdemocracy
Jul 24, 2012 3:45PM
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When I saw the title
10 Lightweight Cars That Pack a Punch

I was expecting to read about 10 light sporty cars, that's far from what I got. Most of the cars in this list pack the punch of a 6 year old girl! 


Smart for two?  I think my 10 speed is faster 0 to 60?

What about cars like the Fiat 500 Abarth, Mazda 3 speed, Subaru WRX, or Ford Focus ST. Just to name a few.  All light Fun Sporty cars.  How can you have a BMW on this list that dose not ware an M badge?

And the Toyota Avalon? It's not sporty even if yor 90!  In that weight class what about the Taurus SHO or Dodge Challenger? 

Jul 27, 2012 8:49AM
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Anyone notice that the Suburu only get 22 mpg overall?  A Mustang GT gets better mileage then that and it has more then double the horsepower.
Jul 27, 2012 11:35AM
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Matthew de Paula wanted to be an automotive journalist ever since reading his first car magazine in grade school.

 

He should have left it there.  He obviously does not consuder any american brands at all and he expects us to pay him....MSN you really need to start being an american company...you really stink

Jul 29, 2012 1:07PM
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It's funny how the foreign car lovers deny over and over that these articles (not to mention "awards") are biased toward Asian cars; yet there are several American cars (including the new Dodge Dart at 41 MPG, the Jeep Compass and Patriot at 31 MPG, the Ford Fusion at 35 MPG and the Chevrolet Sonic at 30+ MPG) that are also lighter than many of the cars on this list. WHY no mention of those?
Jul 27, 2012 11:46AM
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**** you msn for not mentioning one ****ing american car. Just bought a chevy sonic after test driving the all the garbage you just mentioned. At a curb weight of 2600lbs it's quiter than my volvo and gets the fuel efficiency of a smart for two. How about he ford fiest, chevy spark? Reading your blogs makes me think I live in China.
Jul 27, 2012 11:11AM
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I have owned a Chevy Sonic since September 2011 and I love it.  I am not biased to any particular car maker, but this was the perfect choice for me and my family.  Was it even considered for this list or was this list just for foreign cars?  I took my family on a very long road trip and it DID get 40MPG on the highway.

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I don't want to seem like I'm MSN bashing but I'm a huge fan of car topic articles and I have slowly come to realize that my perception is there is some serious anti-Chrysler product in your articles. This one is a good example. . .seriously. . .no mention of the Dodge Dart!? Extremely affordable and from what I've read. . .well equipped with luxury appointments usually reserved for. . .luxury cars. Just sayin'. . .yesterday was all about dis'n RAM pickups. . .today Dart omission.

Jul 27, 2012 10:42AM
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The media has a real blind spot when it comes to American made cars. Ford, Chrysler and GM have cars that should top this list, but there is a bias against cars made in this country.  It may be based on crap cars built in Detroit during the 70s (30 to 40 years ago) or it might be an anti-union stance. In either case it hurts every single American everytime a foriegn car is bought here.

Jul 27, 2012 9:35AM
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What a bunch of bunk.  The SmartFor2 gets no better gas mileage than several cars that are 1000 lbs. heavier.  The Sonic may be 400 lbs heavier than the Mazda, but it also outperforms it in every category - including mileage.
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