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2007-12-19 07:53

Our top corrupt politician's car - BMW X5

After weeks of furious online voting and speculation, South Africa's three most personality-injected new car models have been outted in Wheels24's 2007 "Alternative Car of the Year" online poll.

More than 15 000 online users participated in the campaign

At the finish line, the pert Peugeot 207 CC was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi R8 strutted in as "straightest" and the in-your-face BMW X5 was voted free and fair as the "corrupt politician's car".

The candidates for the three categories were selected from new vehicles launched in 2007. This campaign is an annual Wheels24 event.

The winner of the eZee Torq advanced electric bicycle, and the runners-up of the four Garmin Nuvi 200W Global Positioning Systems (GPS), will be named shortly.

Gay Cars
1. Peugeot 207 Coupe Cabriolet: 8706 Votes
2. Audi TT Roadster: 2 287 Votes
3. MINI Cooper: 2 046 Votes
4. BMW 3 Series Cabriolet: 1 566 Votes
5. Alfa Romeo Spider: 742 Votes

Straight Cars
1. Audi R8: 6 936 Votes
2. Ford Ranger: 4 277 Votes
3. Jeep Wrangler: 2 033 Votes
4. Volvo XC70: 1 078 Votes
5. Toyota Corolla: 1 030 Votes

Corrupt Politician's Car
1. BMW X5: 5 735 Votes
2. Hummer H3: 3 701 Votes
3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 3 165 Votes
4. Dodge Nitro: 1 905 Votes
5. Cadillac SRX: 847 Votes

Prize winners

The main prize winner, of the eZee bike, is Alta van Wyk.
The winners of the GPS units are:

  • David Dommisse
  • Willem du Plessis
  • Larrinae Ballantyne
  • Hennie Le Roux


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