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1
2005 Aston Martin Vanquish
5.0 
1
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2005 BMW M3
“Even bystanders who don't know the difference between an M3 and a garden variety 3 Series Coupe might recognize that this car is hot.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
5.0 
1
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2005 Ferrari F430
5.0 
1
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2005 Ferrari Superamerica
5.0 
1
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2005 MINI Convertible
“...the Mini's mini engine, a 1.6-liter, overhead-cam four-cylinder, is plenty grunty enough.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
5.0 
1
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
5.0 
1
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2005 Porsche Carrera GT
“True to modern race-car practice, the Carrera GT's structure uses a carbon-fiber tub that is lightweight and rigid. The central tub and the front structure are one large unitized molded assembly.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
5.0 
2
2005 Lamborghini Murcielago
4.9 
2
TIE
2005 Honda S2000
“The S2000's long-hood, short-trunk design places the cockpit well back in the vehicle and creates a 50/50 weight distribution that contributes to its excellent handling.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
4.9 
2
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2005 Lamborghini Gallardo
4.9 
2
TIE
2005 Porsche 911
“Yes, the engine still sounds funny at low revs and the interior isn't perfect...but it delivers one of the purest driving experiences in the world.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.9 
3
2005 Acura RSX
“Front bucket seats are very supportive with large side bolsters to keep you in place.” — Chicago Tribune   See More Reviews
4.8 
3
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire
“...it wins you over on the road. It has confidence. It moves with certainty. There's nothing iffy about the steering and brakes. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.8 
3
TIE
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
4.8 
4
2005 Acura NSX-T
“All-aluminum unibody construction and lightweight aluminum suspension components give the car a nimble feel, despite its large dimensions, and the electrically assisted power steering provides sublime feedback.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
TIE
2005 Audi S4
“Even the sound it makes when we lift off the accelerator while barreling into a tight one at the end of a straight is great music.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
TIE
2005 BMW 645
“Powered by the same 4.4-liter V8 found in the flagship 7 Series, the 645i has more than enough power to keep pace with its rivals.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
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2005 Ferrari 575M
4.7 
4
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
“The C55 is a blast on a twisty road, thanks to its rock-solid chassis and quick, well-weighted steering.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
“Mercedes claims a 0-to-60-mph time of just 4.5 seconds -- we're talking Ferrari territory here.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
TIE
2005 Dodge Viper
“Crack the throttle with intent and the rear tires may well attempt to overtake the fronts. Power slides are an everyday experience. Ownership of a Dodge Viper SRT-10 means arriving at work 20 minutes early with a nervous system running on adrenaline.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
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2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
“The steering is perfectly weighted...” — American Woman Road and Travel   See More Reviews
4.7 
5
2005 Dodge SRT4
“You'd expect the interiors of these economy-based cars to be simple. The SRT-4's is, and there's nothing wrong with that. Simple doesn't interfere with driving. The switchgear is pretty much standard Neon stuff, and works just fine. Plus, it has the important extras we need: supremely bolstered seats, a turbo boost gauge in easy view, large white-faced gauges and a thick-rimmed leather-wrapped steering wheel, though one size too large in diameter. ” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
“The base CLK320 draws power from a 215-horsepower 3.2-liter 18-valve V6, while the uplevel CLK500 uses the 302-hp eight-cylinder.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
“The base CLK320 draws power from a 215-horsepower 3.2-liter 18-valve V6, while the uplevel CLK500 uses the 302-hp eight-cylinder.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG
“Mercedes claims the new top, along with improved aerodynamics, endows the CLK cockpit with best-in-class quiet, registering interior noise levels that are hushed by 2 dBA at 100 mph.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
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2005 Pontiac GTO
“Passengers will find meaningful leg and shoulder room; a direct benefit of the GTO's long-waisted design and generous (for a coupe) 109.8-in. wheelbase.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
“After spending several hours behind the wheel of the new STi, we can tell you that if Subaru is ever going to win another championship based on a road car, this will be the vehicle that does it.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.6 
6
2005 Nissan 350Z
“The manual gearbox shifter is delightful to use. It has short, easy throws and the clutch works well with it.” — Carpoint.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
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2005 Aston Martin DB9
4.5 
6
TIE
2005 Audi TT
“Way cool amber red leather interior with wide-lace baseball-type stitching makes the cabin of the [TT] roadster look like a giant catcher's mitt.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
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2005 BMW Z4
“Wind buffeting is low with the top down at highway speeds and the interior is pretty quiet with the top and windows up.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
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2005 Chevrolet Corvette
“The invigorating roar of an American V-8, with the smooth refinement of a high-tech European engine.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
“With 6.0 liters of displacement and twin turbochargers, the SL65's V12 engine is the most powerful production engine ever offered by the German automaker.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
“1.8-liter, four-cylinder cranks out a modest 138 horsepower, but in a light car that is sufficient to make this tiny two-seater scamper to 60 miles per hour in 6.95 seconds.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
7
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
“Mercedes has stretched the wheelbase by 1.8 inch, widened the car to carve out some more interior space and then filled it with two seats and a luggage section.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.4 
7
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600
“Mercedes has stretched the wheelbase by 1.8 inch, widened the car to carve out some more interior space and then filled it with two seats and a luggage section.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.4 
7
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2005 Cadillac CTS-V
“The V's Brembo brakes shed speed with fade-free brutality and precision.” — The Truth About Cars   See More Reviews
4.4 
7
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2005 Lexus SC 430
“Occupants feel some bumps more curtly than expected, but there's no overreaction from the car's firm yet largely yielding suspension.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.4 
7
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2005 Porsche Boxster
“God's own steering response, glorious engine note, excellent transmission.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.4 
8
2005 Ford GT
“Seats are ventilated with deep bottom cushions, sublimely comfortable over five-plus hours on high-speed rural interstates, but equally accommodating while creeping through rush hour traffic.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.2 
8
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2005 Ford Thunderbird
“This Thunderbird is a thoroughly modern luxury roadster that is based on the Lincoln LS and its excellent front-engine, rear-drive platform.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.2 
9
2005 Jaguar XK8
“Comfortable seats sit high enough to provide a good view of the road...” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
4.0 
9
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2005 Jaguar XKR
“Comfortable seats sit high enough to provide a good view of the road...” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
4.0 
9
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2005 Lotus Elise
4.0 
9
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
“What's most impressive about the new SLK interior is the giant leap in quality of materials.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.0 
10
2005 Mazda RX-8
“When connected to the four-speed automatic transmission, the engine is tuned to produce 197 hp, while manual transmission versions get a 238-hp power plant. Coupled with the vehicle's light weight, the RX-8 delivers exhilarating performance along with ultrasmooth power delivery.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.9 
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2005 Cadillac XLR
“We drove the XLR fairly hard and found the steering crisp and properly weighted.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.8 
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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
“The GT and GTS roll on new 17-inch, 5-finned spoke wheels, while the mid-range GS has new, stylish 16-inch aluminum wheels. Even the entry RS has new aluminum 5-spoke, 15-inch wheels.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2005 Hyundai Tiburon
“Hyundai's Tiburon delivers bold styling and an entertaining driving experience, while offering an exceptional value.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.5 
2005 Ferrari 360 Modena
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