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Old 07-05-2006, 03:31 AM
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Car Brands You Like?

When it comes to car manufactures that I really like the line-up consists of (in order):

BMW
Porsche
Audi

Maybe in a few years when I've got a net worth to afford a $100K+ car my lineup might include Bentley or something of the sort. But for now, BMW, Porsche and Audi is where it's at.
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:40 AM
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:29 AM
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:30 AM
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:49 AM
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:56 AM
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:04 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:24 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:39 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:41 PM
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Mazda
Respect Infiniti for some fun mixed with great reliability.
Respect Lexus for being reliable.
Honda/Acura - reliable, great resale

Car makes I don't like:
BMW (yes i'm on my second BMW, their cars suck but they're fun to drive)
Mercedes
Audi/VW AG
Anything American
Korean brands
Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Suzuki
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:44 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:38 PM
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BMW- I wonder why.... lol

Acura- Value, kinda blah styling

Mazda- Great Styling, Performance, and handling for the price you pay.

Lexus is just OK. Period Good reliablility etc.

Porsche- may be getting a 911 cabriolet soon. YAY!!!

Jaguar (I have to say that i like the jag styling, but the whole car does nothing for me.

Audi / VW- they are kinda nice.... but dont do anything for me.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:41 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:20 PM
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Mazda = Ford, by the way

Mazda's I know are owned by Ford; but they are still built in Japan actually.





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Old 07-05-2006, 07:35 PM
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Mazda = Ford, by the way
Really, what's the ford version of the MX-5? The Mazda3's ford cousin is the euro focus but no such connection exists here. The Mazda6 pre-dates the Fusion/Zephyr et al and they don't have a mazdaspeed version. RX-8...yeah no ford version.

Drive a Mazda-tuned vehicle and drive its Ford cousin when they are built on the same chassis...if you can't tell the difference...

Seriously my Protege ES was as much fun on twisties as my e46 ZHP and e90 330i. The BMWs have more power but they aren't as light or tossable through the twisties. And my Mazda took a beating and kept running perfectly...same can't be said for my e46 (and given how lousy my e90's CA works, it seems only a matter of time before BMW's lousy engineering rears its head). Miatas in the family have all been champs and they're more fun to drive than pretty much anything I've been near that doesn't have Porsche emblem (no comparison to my BMWs).

I stand by Mazda as my number 2. Rock solid, take a beating, light, fun-to-drive, good value for the money. Given their premium on handling and driver feedback, they're my pick as the Japanese BMW but without the engineering problems of real BMWs.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:00 PM
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Chevrolet - shody quality and more annoying points than I can list, but it's been one great truck. and being in the sport truck scene easy to find mods for it. but no lame cheap ****.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:40 PM
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:41 PM
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I can find a vehicle in just about every line that I would own. I don't think that applies to Hyundai though....Their cars are over styled rattle traps.

In that class I like Kia much better.


It easy to like high end brands with narrow focus cars. It something when a mass market car is also fun for an enthusiast to drive.
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