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Old 06-29-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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The Saturn Aura won the 2009 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) for top Premium Midsize Car, according to automotive research firm AutoPacific. Porsche and Ford Motor Company earned top honors in the 2009 IVA. The IVAs are based on owners' ratings of their new 2009 model year cars and trucks across 15 key vehicle attributes. The cars or trucks that owners would change the least are the most ideal. "In today's economy, car buyers take many factors into consideration - styling, safety features, fuel economy and more," says George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.

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Old 06-30-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Please, will somebody define "Premium Midsize Car" for me? And what the aura competed against?

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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My best guess is that a premium vehicle falls directly beneath entry level luxury cars. I can't really find much on the classification though... As far as what the Aura was up against, well, I'd take a look and see what other cars fit its class.

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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Please, will somebody define "Premium Midsize Car" for me? And what the aura competed against?
My guess would be Fusion/Malibu/Camry/Altima and the like? Those were the cars that seemed to come up as similar when I was looking for a car (and settled on an Aura) (although i'm not sure if the Altima isn't a luxury car... never looked at its pricing)

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I think a lot of liberties are taken with these classifcations but here is one view.

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