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Middle-finger, gay cars revealed!

2008-12-22 08:04

The votes are in! After three and a half weeks of furious voting, South Africa's three most personality-injected cars have been revealed in Wheels24's Alternative Car of the Year poll for 2008.

The Mitsubishi Triton Clubcab was chosen as the straightest vehicle on the list, while the petite Fiat 500 was voted the gayest car by a landslide.

According to the poll, you're most likely to be greeted with a middle-finger salute from a BMW X6 driver. 

This year, users were asked to choose the gayest, straightest and most "middle finger" or in-your-face car. Candidates in the three categories were selected from the range of new vehicles launched in South Africa during 2008.

More than 16 000 of you cast your votes in the annual contest.

The winner of the R15 000 prize will be announced in January.

Gay Cars:
1. Fiat 500 - 5651
2. Audi A3 Cabriolet - 3410
3. BMW 1 Series Cabriolet - 3238
4. Chrysler Sebring Cabriolet - 2505
5. Volkswagen Tiguan - 1332

Straight Cars:
1. Mitsubishi Triton Clubcab - 7231
2. Opel Corsa OPC - 3060
3. Jeep Cherokee - 2523
4. Mini Cooper JWC - 2059
5. Suzuki Jimny - 1263

Middle-finger Cars:
1. BMW X6 - 4630
2. Mercedes C63 AMG - 4536
3. Chev Lumina SS UTE - 3511
4. Cadillac CTS - 2055
5. Land Cruiser 200 - 1404

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