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AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's 2001 Readers' Choice All-Stars Awards Announced

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NEW YORK, NY USA 03/26/2001

          18 Cars and Trucks, 14 Categories, 10 Thrilled Automakers

publication, announced the winners of its coveted Readers' Choice All-Stars
Awards at the 2001 New York International Automobile Show in Manhattan's
Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
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    The 18 winning vehicles were chosen by more than 5,000 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE
readers who made their best-in-class selections from over 200 production cars
and trucks.
    "Reaching out to thousands of car enthusiasts for their thoughts and
opinions is the best way for auto manufacturers to gauge how good their cars
really are," said AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's editor-in-chief Jean Jennings.  "The
survey is the most comprehensive in the business, and our readers represent a
broad cross-section of the car-buying public.  That's what makes this award so
important and stimulating."
    Here are the 2001 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE Readers' Choice All-Star Awards:

    Category                                 Make          Model

    Best Small Car                           Chrysler      PT Cruiser
    Best Family Sedan/Wagon                  Volkswagen    Passat
    Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Under $40,000    BMW           525i/530i
    Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Over $40,000     Mercedes      S-Class
    Best Sports Sedan                        BMW           M5
    Best Sports Car Under $40,000            Chevrolet     Corvette
    Best Sports Car Over $40,000             Porsche       911 Turbo
    Best Coupe                               BMW           3-Series
    Best GT Car                              Porsche       911 Carrera
    Best Minivan                             Chrysler      Town & Country
    Best Minivan                             Dodge         Caravan
    Best Small SUV                           Ford          Escape
    Best Small SUV                           Mazda         Tribute
    Best Midsize SUV                         BMW           X5
    Best Large SUV                           Chevrolet     Suburban
    Best Large SUV                           GMC           Yukon XL
    Best Pick-Up Truck                       Chevrolet     Silverado
    Best Pick-Up Truck                       GMC           Sierra

    For the full report on the 2001 Readers' Choice All-Star Awards, check out
the May issue of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE, available at newsstands now.  Or log on
to the magazine's website:

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