I was actually excited about this one, as for the past year we have seen very many top of the line cars get debuted, which I was waiting to see them duke it out for the Car of the Year. Needless to say the resulets are in, and unless you are ready to be dissapointed, don't scroll down.... . . . . . Out of the following contenders; Acura TL, Acura TSX, Audi A8 L, BMW 5 Series, BMW Z4, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet Malibu and Maxx, Chevrolet Aveo, Chrysler Crossfire, Ford Freestar, Jaguar XJ8/XJR, Mazda RX-8, Mitsubishi Galant, Mitsubishi Lancer/Ralliart/Evolution, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Quest, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac GTO, Scion xA, Scion xB, Subaru Impreza/WRX/STi, Suzuki Verona, Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna, and the Volkswagen Phaeton, The 2004 Car of the year was.... Toyota Prius. WHAT THE HELL IS A TOYOTA PRIUS?