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Favorite Manufacturer in each continent? (NEW POLL FOR 2015)

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Poll: Favorite Manufacturer? (98 member(s) have cast votes)

Favourite North American manufacturer?

  1. Ford (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury) (24 votes [45.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.28%

  2. GMC (Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn) (18 votes [33.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.96%

  3. Chrysler (Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep) [Fiat subsidiary] (11 votes [20.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.75%

Favourite European manufacturer?

  1. Volkswagen AG (Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Lamborghini, Porsche) (20 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. Fiat (Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati) (11 votes [19.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.64%

  3. Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, Tesla Motors) (8 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. PSA Peugeot CitroŽn (Peugeot, CitroŽn) (1 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  5. Renault (Dacia, Renault) (3 votes [5.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.36%

  6. Jaguar Land Rover (Land Rover, Jaguar) [Tata subsidiary] (4 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  7. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (Mini, BMW, Rolls Royce) (9 votes [16.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.07%

Favourite Asian manufacturer?

  1. Toyota (Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Daihatsu, Perodua) (18 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Honda (Honda, Acura) (5 votes [9.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.26%

  3. Nissan (Nissan, Infiniti, Datsun) (17 votes [31.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.48%

  4. Suzuki (Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki) (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  5. Great Wall Motors (Great Wall) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Hyundai (Kia, Hyundai) (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  7. BYD Company (BYD Auto) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Mistubishi Group (Mitsubishi) (3 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  9. Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) (5 votes [9.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.26%

  10. Tata Group (Tata) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Mahindra (Mahindra & Mahindra) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Mazda [Ford brand] (4 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

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#1

Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:40 PM Edited by epoxi, 19 January 2015 - 07:31 PM.

Due to the cannibalistic nature of the automotive industry, I have redesigned this poll to be about contemporary auto groups for consumer vehicles. Anyone who voted must vote again (Use the 'Delete my vote' option).

Given doing the poll from a purely business point of view is a very dry, grey area and makes the poll lose much of the meaning, so I have used my discretion in some areas. The following points have already been taken into consideration:

- Fiat's stake in Chrysler
- Daimler AG's stake in Nissan-Renault
- Ford owns Mazda, but I have included Mazda separately anyway for the brand's strength
- Motorbikes and/or heavy trucks brands have been ignored (e.g. Hero Honda, Hayabusa, Scania etc)

I will happily take any other points I have neglected into consideration if you post them here.


I know, some people just like to drive whatever and not give a hoot, but hey, some people do have a favorite brand.
 
PS: No bashing.
 
Also, Only the brands I recognize in the list. If there are more popular brands I did not know about, just tell me

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#2

Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:12 PM

This is really hard, because i don't have a certain manufacturer thats favourite, only models. I mean from US only i could name 10 different manufacturers, also from EU. And i had to put Mitsubishi as my fav. asian manufacturer because Subaru wasnt on the list...:/


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#3

Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:32 PM

Holden aren't European. 

Mini aren't a manufacturer but a sub-brand of BMW.

Vauxhall are a sub-brand of Opel.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:32 PM

This is really hard, because i don't have a certain manufacturer thats favourite, only models. I mean from US only i could name 10 different manufacturers, also from EU. And i had to put Mitsubishi as my fav. asian manufacturer because Subaru wasnt on the list... :/

Aww I knew I forgot something.. I'mma add it


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:37 PM Edited by Tycek, 16 February 2014 - 10:38 PM.

USA: Dodge, but only to mid '70s. After that US car market started to crumble by using rebranded japanese or even german cars made in Korea (Pontiac LeMans). Nothing can beat the old mopars like Challenger, Charger, Dart or Coronet, though. Classic lines and powerful engines. What's not to like?

 

Europe: Citroen as I love this wild mixes or art deco design and modern technology. One of the manufacturers being ahead of its times.

 

Japan: Toyota, which is still known for their reliability. 

 

Australia (though it's not mentioned here): Ford. Great cars, so different than European or US fords. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:17 PM

Chevy manufactures in Europe and Asia and ford does to if I remember right

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:23 PM

Chevy manufactures in Europe and Asia and ford does to if I remember right

You're right, besides the fact Chevy was axed in western Europe to save Vauxhall, but in this case they are in category for what country they originated in


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#8

Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:56 PM

I have something for the now defunct Oldsmobile. Cutlass <3

If I had to choose a modern brand, I'd go with the 'new' Cadillac, as they are doing some pretty awesome designs lately.

About the European brand, I like some Audis but in my opinion their current styling is getting a bit repetitive. I'd go with Volvo.

Last, I find Asian cars in general ugly and boring. Maybe I would take Honda or some of the latest Hyundai models.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:21 AM

I was trying to vote but other than the fact I don't like anything but American brands I can't vote

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#10

Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:12 AM

I probably would have added Suzuki to the Asian poll. I wouldn't have gone with it as #1, but it's certainly more deserving than most of the others.

 

P.S. Does Ymaha make cars, or are we incluuding motorcycles in this? Because if it's the later, there are a few other oversights I would have mentioned.


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#11

Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:18 AM

U.S: Chev.

Europe:Jaguar.

Asia: Toyota.

Australia/New Zealand: Holden.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:41 AM

I probably would have added Suzuki to the Asian poll. I wouldn't have gone with it as #1, but it's certainly more deserving than most of the others.
 
P.S. Does Ymaha make cars, or are we incluuding motorcycles in this? Because if it's the later, there are a few other oversights I would have mentioned.

No I think Suzuki is only in the motorcycle business

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:43 AM

 

I probably would have added Suzuki to the Asian poll. I wouldn't have gone with it as #1, but it's certainly more deserving than most of the others.
 
P.S. Does Ymaha make cars, or are we incluuding motorcycles in this? Because if it's the later, there are a few other oversights I would have mentioned.

No I think Suzuki is only in the motorcycle business

 

 

Suzuki makes cars also.

 

http://www.suzuki.com.au/

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#14

Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:50 AM

No I think Suzuki is only in the motorcycle business

I drive a Suzuki, so I'm going to disagree with you there.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:32 AM Edited by SingingEwe954, 17 February 2014 - 03:36 AM.

Pardon my dumassness don't let it spread to you I mean Yamaha as he was talking about I got mixed up with Suzuki
I done f*cked up

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:48 AM

Yeah. Yamaha makes nice motorcycles and nice pianos. But I've never heard of a car made by them.


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#17

Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:23 AM

Oddly enough, I chose Pontiac, Porsche, and Nissan. 


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:31 AM

Yeah. Yamaha makes nice motorcycles and nice pianos. But I've never heard of a car made by them.

Never a whole car, but they have done car engines before. The first 2 Tauruses SVO had engines made by them. 


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

Yeah. Yamaha makes nice motorcycles and nice pianos. But I've never heard of a car made by them.

 

They build engines for car makers, but not cars themselves.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

There more focused on there other products than cars they have the money to build cars but probably never will and if they do they probably won't be a big deal

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:20 AM

Chevy for american cars, IMO, Chevrolet is one brand that always made atleast 3 great looking cars

 

Ferrari for european cars... well, Ferrari is what keeps my life together!

 

I have allmost no interest for Asian cars, on the MKIV Supra...


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:46 AM

Can we narrow down the American side to Ford, GM, and Chrysler?

I mean my dream garage would have a Ram 2500, Viper, Wrangler Unlimited, and an SRT Grand Cherokee.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

I voted FIAT for europe because we've had  numerous FIATs, and FIAT basically owns everything


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:47 PM Edited by epoxi, 19 February 2014 - 06:49 PM.

A problem with this poll is that some companies are split into their constituent brands and some are not.

 

e.g.

 

Cadillac, Pontiac, GMC, Chevrolet, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile are listed separately.

 

Toyota, Lexus, Scion, WiLL are combined into "Toyota"

 

I don't think we have enough voters to properly divide the brands, but at the same time voting for your favourite in each continent's "big three" doesn't develop into anything meaningful.

 

Also, Volkswagen (and Skoda) are missing despite Audi, Porsche, Seat being present.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:14 PM

All in all it's a bit crap really.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

A problem with this poll is that some companies are split into their constituent brands and some are not.

 

e.g.

 

Cadillac, Pontiac, GMC, Chevrolet, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile are listed separately.

 

Toyota, Lexus, Scion, WiLL are combined into "Toyota"

 

I don't think we have enough voters to properly divide the brands, but at the same time voting for your favourite in each continent's "big three" doesn't develop into anything meaningful.

 

Also, Volkswagen (and Skoda) are missing despite Audi, Porsche, Seat being present.

Yea added Lexus, Scion, and VW. My mistake haha


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

US: Ford

Europe: Mercedes-Benz

Asia: Toyota

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:19 AM Edited by epoxi, 22 February 2014 - 11:20 AM.

Lexus and Scion are arguably Japanese because they Toyota's children.

 

However Lexus and Scion could be interpreted as American because they are marketed very squarely at the US, and Americans are heavily involved in their design.

 

I don't think Scions are sold anywhere in Europe.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

But most scions are simply European Toyotas with a different logo

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

How Dodge has as many votes as Chevy is beyond me.




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