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by cool_vaio / March 10, 2007 1:17 AM PST

why does cnet keep on reviewing cars that are 4 years old, then bash on how bad it is, how low tech it is, how low res the nav is?

2007 chrysler town and country? 6 years old
Acura TSX-3 years
Mitsubishi Galant-4 years

if this is a "tech website", why do you keep reviewing wit the least tech?

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by decomrade / March 10, 2007 6:41 AM PST
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Yeah, it'd would be great if they could review the most tech-filled (and comfortable sub-compact... After all, they did review that damn Fit) and affordable car out there, the Versa.

I want to know their take on that thing, I test drove it months ago and was really impressed.

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Because some people buy those cars.
by Moni132 / March 12, 2007 3:15 AM PDT
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How can you say that a 2007 Town and County minivan is 6 years old. Do you remember a navigation option 6 years ago in a minivan. No. And why did Brian do that review? Hm, maybe it's because there are people that still buy minivans and want to know what kind of tech they can get in something similar to that. Same with the Versa and Fit.

As each year passes the tech improves. If you've seen enough of his video's you know that when he's done the same car, just a year or so later he comments on how the tech has or hasn't improved.

You people need to open your eyes for what the videos offer and are. Not for what you want it to be.

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by cool_vaio / March 17, 2007 8:13 AM PDT

well, town and country IS 6 years old

also, if ppl are looking for a minivan, why not review the new sedona and entourage? or even the sienna, townand country is the car with least tech, oldest, cheapest, and umm american

i'm not saying that cnet should start reviewing ferraris and lambos only, but if you're gonna review cars as boring as minivans, at least choose the best overall on the market.

also, i'll bet u five million bux (if i hav it) that ppl driving a town and country COULDN't care less bout tech; if they're so cheap that they need to buy that car, the only thing they should expect is ugly plastic and metal of four wheels

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I agree completely ... except...
by dachrak / March 20, 2007 4:26 AM PDT
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I feel that CNet should not be reviewing cars at all. I believe CNet is completely out of touch when it comes to their car reviews. I realize that it is a technology website, but I feel that like most people getting a $1,500 navigation system is the least of many people's concerns. I also thought it was funny that Brian on CNet described the $43,000+ price tag of the '07 Ford Mustang 500 pretty cheap or something similar. Sure, it is a LOT of performance for the money, but cheap is the last word I'd use.

CNet should stick to reviewing household technology such as computers, pdas, mp3 players, etc. The last thing I look for is bluetooth in my car, as pricey options (and not exactly smart options) fall to way-side when more important things are primary, like safety, reliability, cost, power, etc.

I was amazed that even a car that won over so many critics in the compact SUV market, as the RAV4, only recieves a measely 6.4 "Good"; when the car gets rave reviews for what it is (and isn't)-- not to mention Consumer Reports best-bet for a Compact SUV, and CNet is sad because of the lack of technology.

CNet reviewing cars is like looking at Home and Gardening Magazine for tips on how to pick out the right college. Just doesn't work -- CNet's priorities are completely out of whack; and completely out of touch with most Americans.

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