Win with Mitsubishi Mirage!

To coincide with the launch of its Mirage hatchback, Mitsubishi is giving away two Mirages with insurance for a year!

Win with Dunlop!

Stand a chance of winning a HD-capable GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition camera, worth more than R5000!

Porsche Coty: More readers write

2013-03-08 13:05

NOT THE READERS' CHOICE: Many Wheels24 readers believe the Porsche Boxster should not have earned the SA Coty title. In our own poll, most voters chose the Ford Ranger...

 
Seems our readers can't get enough of the Car of the Year controversy that's been running on our pages most of the week - was Porsche the right winner of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' competition?

We asked you, the readers, for opinions and they've come in fast... here's what happened:

The Porsche Boxster has been named 2013 South African Car of the Year, the first Porsche to win since the competition began in the 1980's to "reward automotive excellence and score highly in its own class, not against the other finalists".

Unfortunately for the German automaker, many readers not only believe the judges did a poor job but also question the Coty voting process.

FIRST PORSCHE TO WIN
 
Despite the Boxster being a phenomenal vehicle many readers believed it should not have won. A parallel Wheels24 Coty voting poll open to the public, eventually taking a phenomenal total of 19 431 votes, was won by the Ford Ranger.

Many readers believed that a sports car such as the Boxster was too "elitist", whereas the Toyota 86 was a sports car one could aspire to own and within reach of many drivers.

We’ve received a host of emails from our readers, most of them grumblings on why the Boxster - though admittedly a fine car - was a poor choice as the SA Coty. We've published a number of our reader's emails and collated them with this article (see links below).

Wheels24 readers share their thoughts:
Reader: I support Coty decision
Reader: Coty award 'pointless'
Well done Coty judges
Reader: SAGMJ 'out of touch'
2013 Coty: What readers say...

Email us and we'll publish your thoughts - or have your say in the Readers' Comments section below...

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    porsche boxster  |  reader  |  wheels24  |  ugc

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
9 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Wild on Wheels

From wild wheels to crazy crashes, check out the best in motoring news and quirky stories in our Wild on Wheels section!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.