Letter to Joshua Dowling (does anyone know his email address?)
I read what appeared to be an excellent report of yours today, and I was quite impressed. Let me give my take on it.
Title: Top 10 of 2002
Light: Mazda 2 - "fun to drive", "most powerful in class"
Small: Holden Astra - "Roomy and Comfortable", "Energetic yet Economical", "Great Ride and Handling"
Medium: Toyota Camry - "Fridge-like reliability", "Impeccable Build Quality", "Excellent to Drive"
Large: Ford Falcon - "recalls", "Thirst for Fuel", "No car is perfect"
Prestige: Audi A4 - "Relative Value", "Trend Setting Style", "Benchmark Quality"
People Mover: Holden Zafira - "Clever Seating package", "Size and Price are just right", "Joy to drive"
Compact 4WD: Toyota Rav4 - "The best overall package"
4WD Wagon: Mitsubishi Pajero - "Direct Injection Diesel is a highlight", "Effortless power delivery", "Frugal consumption", "best dynamics"
Luxury: Mercedes benz E-Class - "Safety and Engineering rate 5 stars", "feels light on it's feet", "Style and grace"
Performance: Porsche 911 - "Ultimate Performance Package", "Sensory Delight", "Invincible"
I noticed that the only car you didn't sing praises for was the Falcon. It's good that the Holden guys can stick together. Good on you for sticking it to them. We sure wouldn't want them thinking that you, Joshua Dowling, could ever be seen to be pleased about a good Ford. Bring up your views on the AU a few more times, that'll really get them.
Remember, you can be biased or you can be a good journalist - but you can't be both.
You can thank me for my time later.