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BMW keeps streak, Honda, Ford get 2 spots on Car and Driver's 2012 Best Cars list

The BMW 3-Series extended its streak to 21 consecutive years while Honda and Ford landed two models each on Car and Driver magazine's 30th annual 10 Best Cars List.

A total of 68 cars were eligible, all according the publication. For consideration, cars must be new or significantly updated from 2011 available by January 2012 and cost less than $80,000.

"As in years past, the cars on this year's list represent the best overall vehicles on the market today," said Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief, Car and Driver. "Out of 68 contenders, these are the ones that consistently perform the best, are a good value and are engaging, fun-to-drive vehicles."

BMW keeps streak, Honda, Ford get 2 spots on Car and Driver's 2012 Best Cars list 1

Of the BMW 3-Series, Car and Driver commented:

"After 21 consecutive years on the 10Best list, BMW continues to evolve the 3-series toward some platonic ideal of sportiness. You don't notice the seats, the steering, the suspension or the brakes because everything feels natural. Everything feels right."

Here's 2012 Car and Driver 10 Best List:
        
Audi A6/A7 3.0T Quattro, BMW 3-Series/M3, Cadillac CTS-V, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang GT, Honda Accord, Honda Fit, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Volkswagen Golf/GTI –
       
To read more the complete article, visit: Car and Driver. http://www.caranddriver.com/201210best.

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