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whipster
01-07-2005, 07:22 AM
We had a topic "What countries do you prefer cars from" in CSS v2, so now let's have this: What countries you would NEVER get a car from? And why?

knicks125
01-07-2005, 07:34 AM
I am gonna go out on a limb here - I will never get an American car. I have never owned one and I don't think I will ever for the rest of my life. <p>Although there a few great ones I'd consider (corvette, mustang, 300, cts), I find most American cars to be conserative, bland, boring, unpromising, outdated, so-so quality, lackthereof in performance, comfort and appealing, and most of all, most are a bit on the pricey side for what you get.<p>No disrespect to American cars, the above are just my opinions.

Santeno
01-07-2005, 10:09 AM
both, what countries you preffer and what countries you wouldn't buy a car from are kind of pointless in today's world of giant multinational corporations.<p>I mean, knicks125 woudln't buy an "american car". Would that be an american built car from a non-american automaker (Like BMW, MB, Toyota, Nissan and Honda)? Perhaps you mean a car built by an american owned company (like Jaguar, Saab, Aston Martin, Volvo, Mazda,etc.)? Perhaps you mean cars built and designed by americans in america, but with non-american funds and components (DCX)? or Just maybe you are talking about Cars built by foreign manufacturers, but designed by American designers (such as Fiat, BMW, Toyota, Nissan and Volvo all have used)?<p>This is a silly post and is not really applicable in today's world. The only countries that could honnestly be listed here are those who are either in the proces of developing domestic manufacturers (and who have not yet achieved world class quality and design standards) - such as china, India, and malaysia; or countries who have protected national automakers who continue to produce ancient products (again, such as India, China, Russia, Iran, Etc.).<p>It is not fair to single out a country because of products produced by individual companies. I'll leave this thread alone for now, but if it turns into bashing of brands or countries, it's getting deleted.

mwkmn
01-07-2005, 10:46 AM
I also agree this 'discussion' has the potential to be lead to pointless fights regarding which country is superior to other.

whipster
01-07-2005, 11:43 AM
Well, the discussion "What country do you prefer cars from" was 3 or 4 pages long, so it doesn't seem to be pointless. But if you think so, than don't answer in this thread.

zwei Biere bitte
01-07-2005, 07:30 PM
I really wouldn't want to buy a Russian or Chinese car...

taskbearer
01-08-2005, 02:39 AM
Ahh....Russian cars, they basically stood still for decades, even the young chinese auto indutry has overtaken them. Wouldn't want to buy one, but I'm guessing you'd be more emotionally connected to a russian car than a chinese car. <p>They seem to have that italian sting. think ancient unreliable italian cars. Chinese cars are the new age Japanese, no design language, no emotion, just plain automobile.

Giannis
01-08-2005, 02:57 AM
look guys, i would never buy a russian car 'coz i want to have some luxuries in my life. then i would never buy an american car because i am worried about the quality of the meterials used in producing that car. that's all..<p>PS. maybe i would buy a chinise car, after buying 15/16 bmws

taskbearer
01-08-2005, 03:14 AM
Oh you Wanker

Top Secret
01-08-2005, 05:14 AM
UH..ok then.<p>Personally? I would never buy a Korean car - I just detest those cars. And you can't call me racist, because I am a Korean native, I'm proud of my country, but I just hate the Korean car industry.

Krypton
01-08-2005, 07:45 AM
At this point i would probably not buy a american car, they dont offer anything better than the japanese and have worst realibility. I might buy one in the future since it seems that they are improving.<br>And if at anytime chinese cars make it to the US i owuld not buy them either, rippoff of other cars.

knicks125
01-09-2005, 10:31 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">both, what countries you preffer and what countries you wouldn't buy a car from are kind of pointless in today's world of giant multinational corporations.<p>I mean, knicks125 woudln't buy an "american car". Would that be an american built car from a non-american automaker (Like BMW, MB, Toyota, Nissan and Honda)? Perhaps you mean a car built by an american owned company (like Jaguar, Saab, Aston Martin, Volvo, Mazda,etc.)? Perhaps you mean cars built and designed by americans in america, but with non-american funds and components (DCX)? or Just maybe you are talking about Cars built by foreign manufacturers, but designed by American designers (such as Fiat, BMW, Toyota, Nissan and Volvo all have used)?<p>This is a silly post and is not really applicable in today's world. The only countries that could honnestly be listed here are those who are either in the proces of developing domestic manufacturers (and who have not yet achieved world class quality and design standards) - such as china, India, and malaysia; or countries who have protected national automakers who continue to produce ancient products (again, such as India, China, Russia, Iran, Etc.).<p>It is not fair to single out a country because of products produced by individual companies. I'll leave this thread alone for now, but if it turns into bashing of brands or countries, it's getting deleted.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Santeno, let me clarify, when I say American cars, I mean cars that come out of the motor city (ex. Ford, GM, Chrsyler). I know they also own foreign badged carmakers (Mazda, Opel, Aston Martin, etc), but I was referring specifically to the "true" American cars, such as chevy. <p>With some exceptional models I stated in my previous post here, I just can't get excited about their cars. American cars used to be really good (my all-time favorite is the '67 impala SS), but their latest releases are kind of lame and very outdated.

Santeno
01-10-2005, 08:30 AM
I understand what you were trying to say. Perhaps I was being a bit anal retentive. My point is that National Automakers (that design and assemble locally) are ever more a thing of the past. Even for the cars you mentioned. Assigning a nationality value to a modern vehicle is shortsighted.

knicks125
01-10-2005, 11:46 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I understand what you were trying to say. Perhaps I was being a bit anal retentive. My point is that National Automakers (that design and assemble locally) are ever more a thing of the past. Even for the cars you mentioned. Assigning a nationality value to a modern vehicle is shortsighted.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, you are correct. I knew exactly what you were trying to point out. Heck, look at Toyota, perfect example, most of their models are now assembled and sold in the US.

AXLE
01-10-2005, 08:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ahh....Russian cars, they basically stood still for decades, even the young chinese auto indutry has overtaken them. Wouldn't want to buy one, but I'm guessing you'd be more emotionally connected to a russian car than a chinese car. <p>They seem to have that italian sting. think ancient unreliable italian cars. Chinese cars are the new age Japanese, no design language, no emotion, just plain automobile.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Russian cars are not that bad now adays. Yes the Soviet Union made a mistake when they purchased the rights from italy for the fiat 124 and started to produce them as the lada sedan in the 60s but look at some concepts that are from Russia. To me they look promising.<p>Volga Cardi<br><A HREF="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2004/08/27_2/800_2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoreview.ru/new_s...2.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2004/08/27_2/800_8.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoreview.ru/new_s...8.jpg</A><p>This Volga was supposed to go into production but I don't know what happened to it.<p>Volga 3111<br><A HREF="http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/vehicle.aspx?carID=3945" TARGET="_blank">http://www.conceptcarz.com/vie...=3945</A><p>And a Gaz SUV.<br> <br>Gaz 3016<br><A HREF="http://www.alyonushka.stormway.ru/AutoSalon/MiMS03/Gaz/GAZ-3106.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.alyonushka.stormway...6.JPG</A><br>and one with different styling...<br><A HREF="http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/vehicle.aspx?carID=4765" TARGET="_blank">http://www.conceptcarz.com/vie...=4765</A>