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Johannesburg - Porsche has scooped South Africa's Car of the Year contest for the second successive year, with the Cayman S narrowly ousting the Volkswagen Golf 7 in a battle that included nine finalists.
The Porsche Boxster's 2013 victory proved controversial, leaving little doubt that the Cayman's win is going to ruffle some feathers and divide opinion.
The contest, run by the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, is based on the points-based scoring system used by the European Car of the Year competition. The big difference, however, is that before the final votes are cast, each of the finalists is also put through a stringent testing procedure by the peer-elected Jury at the Gerotek testing facility in Gauteng.
Jurors are urged to compare each finalist to its natural competitors rather than to its fellow COTY finalists. The scoring by each jury member is completely transparent and you can see a detailed breakdown of points allocated by each juror on the SAGMJ website.
HOW THEY RANKED:
Porsche Cayman - 199
VW Golf 7 - 192
Audi A3 Sportback - 168
Mercedes A-Class - 143
Jaguar F-Type - 136
Renault Clio 4 - 133
Lexus IS 350 - 123
Volvo V40 - 106
Peugeot 208 - 100