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Old 09-09-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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I think the consensus around here is that Toyota has slipped, in my mind it was always Honda,Toyota then everyone else, not so much anymore. Forget magazine ratings and sales, what are your current feelings of the following automakers and how would you rank them? My personal perception is as follows......

1.Honda
2.Nissan
3.Toyota
4.Ford
5.Subaru
6.BMW
7.Mazda
8.Mercedes Benz
9.Hyundai
10.Volvo
11.VW
12.GM
13.Chrysler
14.Mitsubishi
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Are you ranking them by reliability or the quality of their product? Nonetheless I think I understand what you're asking and my ranking would be:

1) Ford
2) Honda
3) Nissan
4) Hyundai
5) General Motors
6) BMW
7) Mercedes Benz
8) Volkwagen
9) Chrysler
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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If based on reliability/quality my rankings would be:

1. Subaru
2. Ford
3. Honda
4. Nissan
5. Hyundai
6. Toyota
7. BMW
8. GM
9. Mercedes
10. Volkswagen


That would be my top 10. I didn't list Mazda as they are pretty much Ford. If I had broken out the various brands under each parent it would be a lot more crowded. For instance, I would personally rank Audi pretty high on the list, but since they are part of Volkswagen, I didn't add them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I took a very broad "would I consider buying one from them" approach. That smashes together everything - reliability, quality, interesting, etc. Honda reliability is still very very good, but they are falling down on making interesting vehicles. So they slipped. I don't think Ford is as reliable as Honda, but they are very appealing now. I added Audi, because they are NOT VW, and they are so much more appealing to me than BMWs. The list really should have Jeep, Acura, Infiniti, and Dodge. I disagree that Mazda is essentially Ford. Ford shares a number of platforms, but the vehicles look very different (except the Escape/Tribute), have different tuning, and VERY different interiors.


1.Ford
2.Mazda
3.Honda
4.Hyundai
5.Subaru
6.Nissan
7.Audi
8.Toyota
9.BMW
10.Mercedes Benz
11.VW
12.GM
13.Volvo
14.Mitsubuishi
15.Chrysler

Last edited by hoffdano; 09-10-2010 at 10:18 AM..
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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1.Audi/VW
2.BMW
3.Mercedes Benz
4.Mazda
5.Subaru
6.Infiniti/Nissan
7.Acura/Honda
8.Lincoln/Ford
9.GM
10.Chrysler
11.Land Rover
12.Hyundai
13.Toyota
14.Volvo
15.Mitsubuishi

My priorities are German, Japanese, American. i love American muscle, i love Japanese Euro , however, German Engineering take the cake.

There are only two exceptions to this rule being Mazda and Toyota. Mazda is the brand i would look at just to see what they're upto, and Toyota would be the brand i would avoid solely because their cars have no semblence of personality. This would still hold true prior to their quality debacle.

i would look at Hyundai before Toyota because Hyundai is constantly improving themselves and they are proving to be a brand that knows the customer comes first, not the investors.

Volvo and Mitsubishi have nothing enticing to offer my demographic so they land at the bottom.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: United States
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Honda
Ford
Toyota
Nissan
Benz
GM
Chrysler

Yeah there a billion more automakers but this the order I perceive. (my perceptions are usually a bit wrong lol)
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: United States
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Originally Posted by Orincarnia View Post
1.Audi/VW
2.BMW
3.Mercedes Benz
4.Mazda
5.Subaru
6.Infiniti/Nissan
7.Acura/Honda
8.Lincoln/Ford
9.GM
10.Chrysler
11.Land Rover
12.Hyundai
13.Toyota
14.Volvo
15.Mitsubuishi
Seems right on
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Seems right on
Seems like the results of a raffle drawing. It makes no sense.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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1. Honda - on top of their game. A+
2. Subaru - limited lineup, second to none if you want AWD. A
3. Nissan - another solid choice with plenty of personality. A
4. BMW - I really want to put them higher but they have some reliability issues A-
5. Hyundai - constant improvement has made Hyundai a value-priced top pick A-
6. Mercedes Benz - Awesome cars, overpriced and can be unreliable B+
7. Volkswagen - good B+
8. Volvo - good, safe vehicles B
9. Mazda - they're good, but have lost their way just a little B
10. Ford - the definitive "good, but not great" brand B
11. GM - they've turned around recently B-
12. Toyota - lost their way about 2005 C+
13. Chrysler - disappointing D
14. Mitsubishi - how are they even still sold? Worst quality and behind the times F
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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From personal experiences:
1. HONDA
2. Lexus
3. Toyota
4. Mitsubishi.
5. Mazda
Have no experience with Nissan's, but son's Infinity sucks bad.
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#178. Ford. Esp now that Mazda pulled out of them.
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