What is your favorite Car Company?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Wesley, Dec 8, 2008.

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What is your favorite car company?

Poll closed Dec 18, 2008.
  1. Mercedes Benz

    2.7%
  2. Ford

    12.4%
  3. Hyandai

    2.7%
  4. Chrysler

    5.4%
  5. Toyota

    14.6%
  6. Honda

    14.1%
  7. Volkswagon

    1.1%
  8. Nissan

    10.3%
  9. General Motors

    21.6%
  10. Other

    15.1%
  1. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    #1 Wesley, Dec 8, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
    With the bailouts in high gear, it si a good time to weigh in on your favorite car company whether you own one or not. Then you can explain why if you want.
     
  2. acrozier22

    acrozier22 Well-Known Member

    Cadillac - too bad I don't have one though...
     
  3. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    If you have a favorite car company........you might be a redneck:shocked:
     
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  4. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    Where's the option for "Who gives a crap?"

    As long as it runs well and doesn't look like crap, I don't really care.
     
  5. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Ford is really trying to build more small cars and be innovative when compared to the other two American companies. They also stashed cash for a year although that may not do them any good if their suppliers falter.
     
  6. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    If I had my way right now, I'd have a Scion tC
     
  7. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Crap falls under Other.
     
  8. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known Member

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    That's a Toyota, in case you didn't know. I've heard good things about the Scion line.
     
  9. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I know. I drove my aunt's boyfriend's and I loved it. Rode well and I really like the design.
     
  10. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    I don't really have a "favorite". I've owned GM, Chrysler, Ford and Saab. I dislike them all equally for different reasons, though the saab has been the least amount of trouble.

    Had the most trouble with the GM, but it made it to 200k before anything too major kicked it in the butt (aside from paint problems).

    I view pretty much every GM vehicle with suspicion.
    I applaud Ford more than most for at least trying, even though I wish they would jsut bring their freaking Euro cars over as opposed to continuing to spew out the USDM stuff.
     
  11. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    I don't really have a favorite, but all of my cars have been GM's, so it won my vote by default.
     
  12. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    My new favorite will be any we don't have to bail out.
     
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  13. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Honda Ridgeline and couldnt be more happy.
     
  14. herbicide

    herbicide Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Saab GM?:wink: (maybe they sold them off recently, but they were for some time)

    My vote is BMW. If you've ever driven one, you'd know why. They aren't called the ultimate driving machine for nothing.

    4 year 50000 all inclusive warranty sure doesn't hurt either. BMW builds a lot in South Carolina.
     
  15. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    Technically Saab is owned by GM (though they want to ditch them). They were all Saab designed and engineered before the "NG" saabs (the 94 and later 900 and the 9-3 and 9-5 lines) came around. the drivetrain is/was all saab, though, and most of them (aside from the badge engineered 9-2x) were built in Sweeden (where they also make the Cadilac BLS).

    You'd be hard-pressed to find anything that's GM on the car, though, aside from a logo or two here or there.
     
  16. hiltonisheaven

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    I've had great luck w/ Honda Accords. They have been very predictable w/ the only maintenance I've ever done being the scheduled tune-ups in the owner's manual. We recently traded my wife's VW Jetta (lots of problems) for another Accord. The Accords seem to hold there value at trade-in time as well.

    I'd stay away from VW Jetta's IMO. My wife and sister both had them (a blast to drive and the girls say they're "cute") but both cars had severe electrical issues and transmission problems with low mileage.
     
  17. Irresponsible

    Irresponsible Active Member

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    Iowa State could be playing for the national title and you'd be less thrilled than with the purchase of your Honda? That's some ride!
     
  18. anticyclonic

    anticyclonic Member

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    Not Saturn, that has to be the worst make of car ever, its like riding in a go cart.
     
  19. alaskaguy

    alaskaguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm a lot more happy in a pickup truck than a car. But if I had to drive a car it would have to be a 4 X 4. And in this part of the country, Subaru rules the off-road/snow world.
     
  20. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    I have a Saturn.. and think go carts are pretty cool! :tongue::biglaugh:
     

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