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The Good Car Guy has offered you a well-rounded summarization of twelve cars you’ll want over the next year (and perhaps beyond) and eight you want to avoid.

The Bad 8 features two models from within the Ford Motor Company (Lincoln Town Car and Ford Taurus), one from General Motors (Saab 9-5), two cars designed whilst Daimler and Chrysler were still one (Crossfire and Sebring Convertible), two Japanese vehicles from opposite ends of the spectrum (Nissan Versa and Lexus SC430), and one Korean (Kia Amanti).

Before members of The Bad 8 made their unfortunate debut on GoodCarBadCar, The Good Car Guy introduced The Good 12 one-by-one over the last twelve days of 2007. Dominated by European automobiles (Audi TT, BMW 3-series cabrio, Mini Cooper, Porsche Boxster, smart fortwo, Volkswagen GTI, and Volvo V70) The Good 12 still made room for one GM product (Chevrolet Corvette), one Korean (Hyundai Accent hatch), two Honda’s (Fit and Accord) and a Japanese 3-series fighter (Infiniti G).

Beginning today, regular posting resumes. Truck/Van/SUV/Crossover Good/Bad’s will debut soon.