View Poll Results: American or Japanese?

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  • American

    16 36.36%
  • Japanese

    28 63.64%
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  1. SC1's Avatar
    The Europeans make the best performing and have the best designs. The usually have the best fit and finish, BUT their reliability and costs to maintain sucks.
    Maybe for the older ones, but absolutely 10000% wrong for the newer Euros..
    06-01-2013 03:36 PM
  2. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Korean.
    06-10-2013 09:18 AM
  3. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Well, I have a Toyota prius. But I fully support American made cars, and products made in america.

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    06-10-2013 05:47 PM
  4. mrbootcrm's Avatar
    If the big three could make anything as good as my WRX I might consider buying it but in all reality saying a car is American made these days hardly means made by the big three.
    06-10-2013 06:35 PM
  5. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    German.

    I find what I want and need between German and American cars.
    06-10-2013 07:31 PM
  6. planoman's Avatar
    Wife and I both have German. Not really an affinity to German but those were the models we liked best. She has a Benz SUV and I have an Audi SUV. I may upgrade when the 2014's come out and I am open minded but I sure like my Audi!

    Thank you Jennifer for saving gas because ours drink the gas! I had a highlander hybrid previously.

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    06-10-2013 07:47 PM
  7. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Wife and I both have German. Not really an affinity to German but those were the models we liked best. She has a Benz SUV and I have an Audi SUV. I may upgrade when the 2014's come out and I am open minded but I sure like my Audi!

    Thank you Jennifer for saving gas because ours drink the gas! I had a highlander hybrid previously.

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    Lol, the pleasure is all mine. Feels great only filling up once a week and only spending $30 compared to the $60 every few day with our old mariner.

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    06-10-2013 08:05 PM
  8. planoman's Avatar
    Lol, the pleasure is all mine. Feels great only filling up once a week and only spending $30 compared to the $60 every few day with our old mariner.

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    I hear you! My wife's is the GL450 and take super unleaded. It has never been over 100 but close...my neighbor has the Chevy volt and gives us his gas stats every time we see him! Luckily my wife does not drive much about 6 or 7 k a year. I really liked my highlander hybrid but was concerned when the accelerator thing hit the news.

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    06-10-2013 08:22 PM
  9. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    We've had it since august 2012 and we've put about 25k miles on it since then. Granted, we drove it during our pcs to Texas and used to drive the 1200 mile round trip back home every four day. We average about 35-40 mpg. We need to fix our air pressure in the tires and get them rotated and I'm sure wed be back up to our usual 45mpg.

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    06-10-2013 08:31 PM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    We've had it since august 2012 and we've put about 25k miles on it since then. Granted, we drove it during our pcs to Texas and used to drive the 1200 mile round trip back home every four day. We average about 35-40 mpg. We need to fix our air pressure in the tires and get them rotated and I'm sure wed be back up to our usual 45mpg.

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    That is serious mileage! You must be a military family. I grew up as an Army brat and served 4 years after college before transitioning to the corporate business world. I call San Antonio home, but have been in Plano for many years now so I guess DFW is home now.

    Thank you for your service!

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    06-10-2013 08:44 PM
  11. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    My husband is active duty army :-P we are in san Antonio for his M6 ASI (licensed practical nurse). We will be here for a year and then be sent somewhere else lol. The prius has come in such handy with his career.

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    06-10-2013 08:49 PM
  12. josearmz10789's Avatar
    Can't stand the mustangs old or new. Only mustang that has my respect is the mach1 and old gt500 eleanor. I like the yenko camaro or super bee better. The Plymouth roadrunner had a lot of potential they should bring it back as well as the hemi cuda.

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    06-10-2013 09:18 PM
  13. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
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    Japanese cars will last longer and are built with better quality. I will always buy Honda and I'm currently driving a 2012 Acura TSX. I want a fun sporty car that's economical and reliable. GM and Chrysler make terrible products. I'd buy a Ford if needed as they make quality vehicles.

    BTW, Honda opened up an assembly plant in America a few years ago. I think it was Indiana but I may be wrong and it produces Civics. Honda just opened up a plant in America to build the new ILX.

    I love these arguments saying its not American. Its American where it counts- economically for us 99%. Its Japanese where it counts- Reliability and quality.


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    Its funny how ppl go back and forth usually bashing another. No car is better than another its how u take care of the car.

    Also it doesnt matter if its american or Japanese or what ever. Any car from any county has parts made from all different companies and countries. So saying that Japanese cars are better than american are in fact not because I work for a bearing company that supplies parts for gmc, ford, chrysler, toyota , honda and other production companies that assemble our parts for german made cars.

    Gmc which owns a few companies (cadillac, chevy, used to own saturn, buick, opel, holden, vauxhall) have parts thats are the same components that are in bmw such has motors and transmissions. The same parts that go into a ford or gmc or chevy car motor go into toyotas and hondas. Ford also owns (lincoln, mazda, mercury, volvo, jaguar, land rover).

    If u want to talk about cars from way back when such as american muscle and old school imports I agree that nothing beats the sounds, looks, power, fun, and just plain cool factor of old American muscle. old imports just cant compete. Now with new cars, shoot thetes do much out there its hard to choose but id always pic the sound of a built v8.

    Currently I drive a 2006 vw jetta tdi. Cant beat 50mpg and most solid car ive ever drove. I am building a 1990 mustang gt to to moon. And my wife has a 2003 jeep liberty. Both our cars never gave use any issues. I had a 2000 saturn ls with 190, 000mi. Never had any major issues go wrong just schedule maintenance.

    I usually pick what I like the best with no brand preference in mind.

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    06-10-2013 09:31 PM
  14. npaladin-2000's Avatar
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    Gmc which owns a few companies (cadillac, chevy, used to own saturn, buick, opel, holden, vauxhall) have parts thats are the same components that are in bmw such has motors and transmissions. The same parts that go into a ford or gmc or chevy car motor go into toyotas and hondas. Ford also owns (lincoln, mazda, mercury, volvo, jaguar, land rover).
    Umm, so many levels of "no"..

    1. GM still owns Buick, Opel, Holden, and Vauxhall.
    2. Most manufacturers don't share transmissions and engines very often at all. And when they do, they generally don't work that well. Gee, can't imagine why Hyundai wouldn't want it's transmissions and engine blocks to work well in Dodge Darts. (note to Chrysler: you guys really aren't that bright are you?)
    3. Oh by the way Ford only owns Lincoln. Mercury is dead, and they sold all the others.




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    06-10-2013 09:48 PM
  15. mrbootcrm's Avatar
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    Its funny how ppl go back and forth usually bashing another. No car is better than another its how u take care of the car.

    Also it doesnt matter if its american or Japanese or what ever. Any car from any county has parts made from all different companies and countries. So saying that Japanese cars are better than american are in fact not because I work for a bearing company that supplies parts for gmc, ford, chrysler, toyota , honda and other production companies that assemble our parts for german made cars.

    Gmc which owns a few companies (cadillac, chevy, used to own saturn, buick, opel, holden, vauxhall) have parts thats are the same components that are in bmw such has motors and transmissions. The same parts that go into a ford or gmc or chevy car motor go into toyotas and hondas. Ford also owns (lincoln, mazda, mercury, volvo, jaguar, land rover).

    If u want to talk about cars from way back when such as american muscle and old school imports I agree that nothing beats the sounds, looks, power, fun, and just plain cool factor of old American muscle. old imports just cant compete. Now with new cars, shoot thetes do much out there its hard to choose but id always pic the sound of a built v8.

    Currently I drive a 2006 vw jetta tdi. Cant beat 50mpg and most solid car ive ever drove. I am building a 1990 mustang gt to to moon. And my wife has a 2003 jeep liberty. Both our cars never gave use any issues. I had a 2000 saturn ls with 190, 000mi. Never had any major issues go wrong just schedule maintenance.

    I usually pick what I like the best with no brand preference in mind.

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    In a sense you are correct but when it comes to reliability, arguably a good metric to determine "goodness", the Japanese auto makers frequently top the lists. To me reliability is a huge factor in deciding on a car purchase and statistically a vehicle made by a Japanese company, no matter the country of assembly, is less likely to have problems. Like I said I drive a WRX, I bought it used with 140k on the clock, with 190k miles traveled now. It is tuned and modified to have about 300HP. It also gets about 31mpg on the highway so it's still running great. Yes it's true an "American" car can run 190k miles, but it's not likely to do that and still do what mine does. Anyhow, I went a little much with my experience but the fact remains Japanese auto makers make more reliable cars and if this is important to you, which I think it is for most people, you shouldn't ignore that fact. Plus, anytime I am in an American car it feels cheaply made. As for European cars, well they can be hit or miss. Even the Germans are not immune to reliability issues and for the price you pay, I kind of feel they should be a bit better.
    06-10-2013 09:57 PM
  16. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Umm, so many levels of "no"..

    1. GM still owns Buick, Opel, Holden, and Vauxhall.
    2. Most manufacturers don't share transmissions and engines very often at all. And when they do, they generally don't work that well. Gee, can't imagine why Hyundai wouldn't want it's transmissions and engine blocks to work well in Dodge Darts. (note to Chrysler: you guys really aren't that bright are you?)
    3. Oh by the way Ford only owns Lincoln. Mercury is dead, and they sold all the others.




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    Did u notice how there was not a ; after saturn? That reads as "used to own saturn", not the other listed after it too. Also gmc (cadillac) uses transmissions from bmw 300 series cars and renault motors.

    Ford focus, fusion and madza mazda 3, 6 same chassis and motors. Lincoln ls and jaguar x type when they were made used the same motor, trans, and chassisn who would have guessed, same company. Theres plenty of the same large components used in different brand cars and even more smaller parts and components used in different brand cars.
    And yet still theres plenty of cars thats use the same small parts or part manufactures to create components for them in their cars as other car companies. Its not as cut and dry as most ppl think.

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    06-10-2013 10:09 PM
  17. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Also gmc (cadillac) uses transmissions from bmw 300 series cars and renault motors.

    Ford focus, fusion and madza mazda 3, 6 same chassis and motors. Lincoln ls and jaguar x type when they were made used the same motor, trans, and chassisn who would have guessed, same company.


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    Please try to get accurate information. If course the same company (GM, not GMC) will use its engines and transmissions in multiple brands within its company. But the Fusion and Mazda 6 are not related to the Focus and Mazda 3. Mazda and Ford, now that Ford had sold its share of Mazda, do not share anything anymore: the 6 and Fusion have been redesigned, as has the Focus. The 3 is being redesigned now, but has received new non Ford engines and transmissions.

    You really need to update your information. It's way out of date. Oh and BMW doesn't make a 300 series. Though they used to make a 2000.


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    06-11-2013 06:08 AM
  18. mrbootcrm's Avatar
    Please try to get accurate information. If course the same company (GM, not GMC) will use its engines and transmissions in multiple brands within its company. But the Fusion and Mazda 6 are not related to the Focus and Mazda 3. Mazda and Ford, now that Ford had sold its share of Mazda, do not share anything anymore: the 6 and Fusion have been redesigned, as has the Focus. The 3 is being redesigned now, but has received new non Ford engines and transmissions.

    You really need to update your information. It's way out of date. Oh and BMW doesn't make a 300 series. Though they used to make a 2000.


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    Thank you, especially for the BMW remark. Was driving me crazy but I didn't want to be argumentative. But yeah, to the person being quoted, you are a few years behind on your auto industry information. It's Ok, it changes a lot.
    06-11-2013 08:25 AM
  19. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Please try to get accurate information. If course the same company (GM, not GMC) will use its engines and transmissions in multiple brands within its company. But the Fusion and Mazda 6 are not related to the Focus and Mazda 3. Mazda and Ford, now that Ford had sold its share of Mazda, do not share anything anymore: the 6 and Fusion have been redesigned, as has the Focus. The 3 is being redesigned now, but has received new non Ford engines and transmissions.

    You really need to update your information. It's way out of date. Oh and BMW doesn't make a 300 series. Though they used to make a 2000.


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    Ford still owns stake in mazdan sorry if I said 300 series. Omgz. Sorry 3 series. My bad. Trust me I know what drive train components go into cars such as gm, ford, mazda, cadillac and such. I work at a company that makes parts for them.

    Oh by the way it put it correctly its GMC. General Motor Company which ppl refer to that as the business part not tue vehicles. Also interxhanged with GM General Motors for short.

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    06-11-2013 08:41 AM
  20. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Please try to get accurate information. If course the same company (GM, not GMC) will use its engines and transmissions in multiple brands within its company. But the Fusion and Mazda 6 are not related to the Focus and Mazda 3. Mazda and Ford, now that Ford had sold its share of Mazda, do not share anything anymore: the 6 and Fusion have been redesigned, as has the Focus. The 3 is being redesigned now, but has received new non Ford engines and transmissions.

    You really need to update your information. It's way out of date. Oh and BMW doesn't make a 300 series. Though they used to make a 2000.


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    The ford fusion and mazda 6 are related. The focus and mazda 3 are related.

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    06-11-2013 08:47 AM
  21. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    In a sense you are correct but when it comes to reliability, arguably a good metric to determine "goodness", the Japanese auto makers frequently top the lists. To me reliability is a huge factor in deciding on a car purchase and statistically a vehicle made by a Japanese company, no matter the country of assembly, is less likely to have problems. Like I said I drive a WRX, I bought it used with 140k on the clock, with 190k miles traveled now. It is tuned and modified to have about 300HP. It also gets about 31mpg on the highway so it's still running great. Yes it's true an "American" car can run 190k miles, but it's not likely to do that and still do what mine does. Anyhow, I went a little much with my experience but the fact remains Japanese auto makers make more reliable cars and if this is important to you, which I think it is for most people, you shouldn't ignore that fact. Plus, anytime I am in an American car it feels cheaply made. As for European cars, well they can be hit or miss. Even the Germans are not immune to reliability issues and for the price you pay, I kind of feel they should be a bit better.
    I have the complete opposite experience. My dad had a ford f150 with 220, 000mi before the brakes needed to be changed and then nothing major broke or went wrong. It was a work truck too. I have always had to fix my friends cars and they were imports from japan and such. Ive never really had amy problems with german made cars. Ive also fixed my fare share of american cars but none that were mine. Its just what ppl experience and how well cars were taken car of. I bought my mustang with 150k I put a small supercharger on it and never had an issue and it tore it down at 180k. Imo any car is good as long as its taken care of.

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    06-11-2013 08:53 AM
  22. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Ford still owns stake in mazdan sorry if I said 300 series. Omgz. Sorry 3 series. My bad. Trust me I know what drive train components go into cars such as gm, ford, mazda, cadillac and such. I work at a company that makes parts for them.

    Oh by the way it put it correctly its GMC. General Motor Company which ppl refer to that as the business part not tue vehicles. Also interxhanged with GM General Motors for short.

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    It's General Motors Coproration, the ticker symbol is GM. GMC is their light/medium duty truck division, which is why GMC is never used to refer to the company as a whole in the automotive industry, it's always GM for the company and GMC for the vehicle brand.

    Ford owns 3% of Madza, which is barely even a voting share, certainly not a controlling share, and as I said, they no longer share any technology now that the Mazda3 platform is retiring next year for M.Y. 2015.

    Clearly you do NOT know these things or we wouldn't have to keep correcting you. Please go update your information, you're not helping your credibility with these posts.

    BTW, I work for an AC Delco supplier. We produce, among other things, a comprehensive aftermarket auto parts catalog. We actually DO know the components.
    06-11-2013 08:54 AM
  23. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Ford owns 3% of Madza, which is barely even a voting share, certainly not a controlling share, and as I said, they no longer share any technology now that the Mazda3 platform is retiring next year for M.Y. 2015.

    Clearly you do NOT know these things or we wouldn't have to keep correcting you. Please go update your information, you're not helping your credibility with these posts.

    BTW, I work for an AC Delco supplier. We produce, among other things, a comprehensive aftermarket auto parts catalog. We actually DO know the components.
    U just told me a few post ago that ford has nothing to do with mazda and now u just changed it saying they do and ur telling me to correct myself. When the only thing I corrected my self on was the bmw 3 series not 300. And yet I need to check my creditability. Ok.

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    06-11-2013 09:02 AM
  24. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    The ford fusion and mazda 6 are related. The focus and mazda 3 are related.

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    Dear god I hope you washed your feet before you swallowed them today. The Ford Fusion and Mazda6 are not related at all anymore. The Focus and Mazda3 are no longer related, the current Mazda3 is based off the C1 platform (old Focus platform), and will be redesigned on a Mazda platform next year (modified CX-5 platform) using 100% SkyActiv engines and transmissions (definitely the 2.0L, many of us are hoping for the 2.5L). The Focus was redesigned to use the Global C platform rather than C1, and uses a Ford-designed 2.0L DI engine (descended from an old Mazda design that they kept when they sold off Mazda) with a 6 speed DCT transmission. The way Ford is going it will probably be replaced with an EcoBoost TDI engine of some sort down the road.

    Ford and Mazda have nothing to do with each other and that 3% is less than a token stake. For all intents and purposes they no longer own Mazda and do not do any sort of technology sharing.
    06-11-2013 09:14 AM
  25. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    I love it how u think everything u know is correct. And what anyone else knows is not. Wow ur amazing. Do share more of ur knowledge. Its incredible. Id love to hear more. Just because u think u know something does not mean anything about what other ppl know.

    Also mazdas skyactiv motor is not the only motor it uses. So before u go bashing what someone says, think about what ur saying.

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    06-11-2013 09:22 AM
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