Firstly thanks to Hintboyright for an excellent round!
Secondly congratulations to leedar for the winning entry… I’m certainly impressed by those stats, it does simlar or better than the AdventureAir in every way bar safety, I was expecting I’d have a slight lead in the raw min-max side before price, modifiers and looks, but you managed to walk out a margin early on… 13% over 3rd place in the raw, while like I expected with my entry, that gap closing after adjustments (to just under 5%). In any case, very well done, it was nearly as close a scoreboard as the last two CSR’s, and all the finalists did noticeably better vs the test cars, so it wasn’t for a lack of competition.
My one nitpick with the flavor text is that I imagined that the bypass valves would be always open in the advanced auto’s “sport” and always closed in “drive”, as the game scores markets that don’t like noise at the displayed “closed” value all the time… none the less with both mufflers open the game simulates a noise value of 60 for when scoring markets that positively are influenced by noise, so it probably would far from impressed the concerned family member when it almost certainly did get stuck in sport for the on-ramp test anyway, so its not like. That said confusingly economy is calculated in the open state, so your interpretation is probably as good as mine.
I did expect to loose points for placement\looks, but while I get normally saying it would just create rebuttals by people and take up time that won’t honestly change the results, I would be interested to hear the what cost me the largest penalty just for the sake of improving for next time and won’t comment on\argue with it.