On 4 Feb 96 at 17:00, Eliot Lim wrote:
> > For those who have not read the article, the final tally was Volvo
> > 92, Audi 91, BWM 86.
> and what is this supposed to imply? that engine and chassis is as
> important as cupholders? this adding up points BS is another reason
> why it's Crap and Drivel (tm). they should have a separate category
> for cupholders alone. why should all these various categories be
> equally important as the other categories?
The article in question ("Three Apres-Ski Wagons") starts on p. 76 of
the March '96 issue of C&D. The numbers quoted above are the
"Overall Rating." C&D says this about the "Overall Rating:" (quoted
"The Overall Rating is not the total of those numbers. Rather, it is
an independent judgement (on a 1-to-100 scale) that includes other
factors -- even personal preferences -- not easily categorized."
It's my opinion that for practical purposes those ratings should be
considered subjective. Ratings aside, I think the body of the
article contained enough information for the reader to make up
his/her own mind. That's IMO, FWIW. YMMV.
'85 Audi 5ks '72 Suzuki GT380
'85 El Camino '73 Suzuki GT550 in pieces
in beautiful Bay City, Michigan