Over at MSN Auto, they may have been feeling a bit cantankerous about the Big 3 bailout before the brouhaha, but now it seems they’ve had a change of heart or at least found something worth saving in the form of American made cars.
They’ve compiled a list of what they believe to be the 10 Best Cars Worth Saving (and one to watch, which makes 11) and while I agree with most of their picks, I want to know what Cars for Girls readers think, too.
MSN Auto - 10 Most Worthy:
â€¢ Cadillac CTS
They like the Cadillac CTS because not only is it America’s best luxury sedan, but they say it’s a car that can hang with any of the big names on Germany’s autobahn.
â€¢ Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevy Corvette is another favorite, due to the 430-horsepower standard model to the 505-horsepower Z06 to the supercharged ZR1. They also say the Corvette is a bang-for-the-buck sports car champ. They also like the spacious luggage compartment and fuel economy, saying, If every American car had the â€˜Vette’s can-do spirit, the industry would be slapping the competition silly.
â€¢ Chevrolet Malibu
The Chevrolet Malibu is top choice. The mid-size Malibu won the North American Car of the Year award and they believe it offers nice competition to the Honda Accord.
â€¢ GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia, with its smooth handling, fuel-efficient V6 and plenty of leg room make it a keeper.
â€¢ Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger makes the list based on the V6 version, which gets the best mileage and the lowest price. They say the SRT8 is a bellowing monster with 425 horsepower but a major fuel appetite. The R/T trim, with its 370-horsepower V8, is the smart way to split the difference.
â€¢ Chrysler Town & Country
The Chrysler Town & Country makes the list due to what MSN Auto says are features not found within the competition, such as second-row seats that face a pop-up table and Sirius satellite television.
â€¢ Ford Escape
Ford Escape Hybrid is a favorite because of its fuel-efficiency, getting 34/31 mpg in city/highway and for its quiet and comfortable ride.
â€¢ Ford Flex
Ford Flex makes the list due to its three big rows of seating, quiet interior and Ford/Microsoft voice-controlled Sync infotainment system. Also not to be overlooked is its V6 power-train and 24 mpg on the highway.
â€¢ Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 gets singled out for its’ best-in-class V8 fuel economy, classy interior and big-load capability.
â€¢ Pontiac G8
MSN Auto says the G8 might just be America’s most overlooked car, liking it to a true budget BMW. They like the 361-horsepower V8 sport sedan for the price and note the V6 model has 256 horsepower with 25 mpg on the highway.
Go on over to MSN Auto to read the full article – and to find out which car they believe is the “one to watch” in 2009!