Vote for the 2008 Tech Car of the Year

CNET Car Tech posts its nominees for 2008 Tech Car of the Year, inviting readers to vote and comment.

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As the year winds down, we look back at the cars we've reviewed in 2008, and try to figure out which one qualifies as the Tech Car of the Year. To that end, our staff has boiled the choices down to five nominees, and, as in past years, you can vote for your favorite. These nominees represent the best cabin and performance tech available in a production car today. To make the list, they also have to exhibit at least one over-the-top tech feature. Check out the nominees, vote in our poll, and discuss your choice. The final winner will be decided by your vote and our panel of staff judges. We will post the winner, along with The Car Tech 10 awards, in the second week of January.

Nominees

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2008 BMW M3 Convertible DCT

The new M3 is the current apex of BMW technology for performance and cabin tech. The DCT, BMW's new dual-clutch transmission, is a tech stand-out.


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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie

We surprised ourselves by picking the Dodge Ram, but this truck packs all the latest cabin tech, including a rear-seat entertainment system with satellite TV and hard drive-based navigation that shows traffic.


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2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey

Infiniti has been pushing the cabin tech envelope, and the EX35 represents the height of achievement, with driver aids that keep you from drifting out of your lane and a set of cameras that help you park in tight spaces.


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2009 Lincoln MKS

Lincoln's MKS uses tech to give driver and passengers an exceptional in-car experience, with a THX audio system, Sync MP3 player and phone integration, and Sirius Travel Link, which lets you see traffic, weather, and gas prices on the navigation screen.


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2009 Nissan GT-R

Godzilla hit U.S. shores this year, sporting an incredible package of performance tech that wrings amazing horsepower out of a six-cylinder engine. Cabin tech isn't left behind, either, complementing the usual infotainment package with a very cool performance computer.

 

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