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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which make of cars do you prefer? Survey!!!!

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"MBA students are doing some survey in order to understand the perceived quality of US Automobile against the Foreign Automobiles. Especially the team is targeting on the luxury automobiles such as Acura, Infiniti, Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes. The information provider is completely anonymous in this survey. Please respond to the survey by end of this week, June 5."
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although Im more into trucks than luxury cars....done

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I just took it, Hope it helps, By the way I love my Infinti




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Done. Whoever requested this survey must like POS Cadillacs

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Done. Whoever requested this survey must like POS Cadillacs

I was thinking the same thing. I took it, but I don't have a luxury car, and have never owned one. I'm a truck person.

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Domestic cars just dont have the fit and finish of the jap luxury cars and not even close to the fit and finish of the bimmers and benz's. Cadillacs rattle and feel cheap. Even something as insignificant as shifter feel, the caddy always feels very plasicy and not smooth, where as my infiniti has a nice wood handle and chrome metal base, and is butter smooth to operate. Te doors close and the only sound you hear is a dull thud as the weather striping meats door jam, caddy you hear all teh mechanisms rattling in the door when you close it. Not mind you it may not be that bad on a new caddy, but try the comparison in 3 years. the jap or european car will still sound and feel new, the caddy will feel ready to be traded in.




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I'm a Saab fan myself. I like luxury cars, but I would never spend the $ on most of them. Something like a Saab or Volvo, to me, is more $ but worth the $. You get a good balance of luxury and utility.
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Tony, how do you really feel?

I've heard that Volvo has fallen short of late in the quality department as Benz has. I really like BMW for balance of luxury and sport but I don't see spending the $$. Don't know about recent Saabs, we had ton's of the old ones when I was a kid.

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Done, I've been loving the Jag but the Scion XB for 15G has impressed the hell out of me. Trucks, I'll stick with Ford, I doubt if I would buy a domestic car, SUV's yes, Jeeps are okay, I would feel like a fool buying a Porsche SUV

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My father in law was a service manager for saab and laughed whenI said I was thinking about buying one. Hence I did not buy one, some of the stories he told me about the repairs swayed my decision. Volvo, I avent drivin in a while but I know they used to be very solid vehicles, almost like a tank, which is awesome if you putting your wife and kids in a vehicle. I love BMW, lexus and infiniti for luxury cars. they absolutly rock.




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Done, I've been loving the Jag but the Scion XB for 15G has impressed the hell out of me. Trucks, I'll stick with Ford, I doubt if I would buy a domestic car, SUV's yes, Jeeps are okay, I would feel like a fool buying a Porsche SUV
Yup when it comes to trucks I have to go with ford also, I have 142,000 miles on my v-10 F-250 work truck and it has outlasted any fleet vehicle I have had over the last tn years (and theres been a lot of them) this truck is still mint to this day.




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Done. I am a Honda/acura/Infiniti fan so you can guess that Caddy's didn't get too great of marks from me either. I was fair though, not being a 'hater' I answered as I see true.

Strange thing is how my honda was made in the US, Ohio I think.. so it is basically a domestic I guess. Japanese design, and probably a good portion of Japanese parts but American built. It'll be interesting to see if the American-Jap cars hold up as good and long as the Jap built Jap cars of yesterday. Hope so. I'd like to think that Americans can build good things too, when designed properly and when good parts are used with minimal corner cutting. Who knows though.. the majority of my car was probably assembled by robots for all I know. Wouldn't doubt it.

TSX is still built in Japan, some others too but I don't know them all. Civics are domestics now heh.
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My father in law was a service manager for saab and laughed whenI said I was thinking about buying one. Hence I did not buy one, some of the stories he told me about the repairs swayed my decision. Volvo, I avent drivin in a while but I know they used to be very solid vehicles, almost like a tank, which is awesome if you putting your wife and kids in a vehicle. I love BMW, lexus and infiniti for luxury cars. they absolutly rock.
I had a used Saab in HS and college and I have to say that it was a bitch getting parts for it and finding a good Saab mechanic. When you're a busy person, you don't want to have to be hunting down the right guy to fix your car on your schedule. I would only get a Saab again if I lived near a good dealer/mechanic.

On the other hand, it's pretty cool driving a car with an airplane cockpit.
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Strange thing is how my honda was made in the US, Ohio I think.. so it is basically a domestic I guess. Japanese design, and probably a good portion of Japanese parts but American built. It'll be interesting to see if the American-Jap cars hold up as good and long as the Jap built Jap cars of yesterday. Hope so. I'd like to think that Americans can build good things too, when designed properly and when good parts are used with minimal corner cutting. Who knows though.. the majority of my car was probably assembled by robots for all I know. Wouldn't doubt it.

TSX is still built in Japan, some others too but I don't know them all. Civics are domestics now heh.
Most of the popular Honda and Toyotas are built in the US with US made components (from Japanese companies like Nippondenso and Calsonic). Nissan just switched the Maximas to a US facility and Hyundai is building a US plant. Since labor unions require a lot of US built components; most parts will still be built here.

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whey did you ask the same question twice, was that like a test to see if you hinted to cadillac if it changed your opinion about cadillac, or others for that matter?

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whey did you ask the same question twice, was that like a test to see if you hinted to cadillac if it changed your opinion about cadillac, or others for that matter?
it's a survey tactic to make sure people are reading
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only if it's not a convertible. guys in convertibles = desperate, gay, or old

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only if it's not a convertible. guys in convertibles = desperate, gay, or old
Hmmmmmm..........I have an 89 MB 560SL in gunmetal grey.

I am not desperate.....happily married for 14 years and would not change that for the world.
I am not gay...............trust me.
I dont consider myself old.............is 37 old?

Oh yeah, not a midlife crisis thing......Ive had it since 89.

I like the convertible cause the open air puts me at ease when I have to drive it instead of my motorcycle

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I hate to say it, but I would not buy an American car. I have an American bike because it is a toy, and if it breaks I can survive without it while it is being fixed. Can't do that with a car and I'm not going to rent a car to have my POS serviced. I bought a 02 Mitsubishi Diamante new in 03, and it has been flawless for the first 40,000 miles. Nothing is wearing out or starting to rattle and feel cheap. I think the Grand Prix is about the same price and I'm sure I would have different results if I would have went with the Pontiac.
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Hmmmmmm..........I have an 89 MB 560SL in gunmetal grey.
That falls into the category of cool car. Then it doesn't matter who you are.
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I hate to say it, but I would not buy an American car.

Your avitar is more disturbing than VCOOK's Hasselhoff before he changed it to the much more "EMR style" airVcook! Please,please,please change it!

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That falls into the category of cool car. Then it doesn't matter who you are.

guys in convertibles = desperate, gay, or old
The 560 is a convertible. Why is it cooler than a Porsche?

Oh yeah, its got the european square Hella headlights, 17" MB wheels, and all redone grey leather interior (not the MBTEX OEM vinyl) with real burl wood kit.

Too bad it needs some work and I cant afford the parts right now

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The 560 is a convertible. Why is it cooler than a Porsche?

Oh yeah, its got the european square Hella headlights, 17" MB wheels, and all redone grey leather interior (not the MBTEX OEM vinyl) with real burl wood kit.

Too bad it needs some work and I cant afford the parts right now
It's cooler than a porsche because it's unique, because it needs work, and because not everyone who has $ goes out and buys one.
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Your avitar is more disturbing than VCOOK's Hasselhoff before he changed it to the much more "EMR style" airVcook! Please,please,please change it!
I was wondering how long it was going to take for someone to say something about Prince. I'll think about changing it, but I'll probably find something else just as squirley.
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I was wondering how long it was going to take for someone to say something about Prince. I'll think about changing it, but I'll probably find something else just as squirley.
Haha..........squirrel-ly

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