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View Poll Results: What is the most improved vehicle brand of the past decade?
Audi 2 2.13%
Buick 4 4.26%
BMW 0 0%
Cadillac 10 10.64%
Chrysler 3 3.19%
Chevrolet 2 2.13%
Dodge 3 3.19%
Ford 17 18.09%
Hyundai 37 39.36%
Kia 9 9.57%
Mercedes-Benz 2 2.13%
Other 5 5.32%
Voters: 94. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-19-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Question Most improved vehicle brand from the previous decade?

In your opinion, what vehicle brand has showed the greatest improvement/innovation/product lineup from the early '00's to the current year? You can include vehicles that are being released this year.

I feel Buick has probably done the greatest turnaround job going from a senior-citizens only brand with absolutely nothing interesting to having numerous, award-winning vehicles and coming out with very attractive, new designs that I'd be more than pleased to keep in my garage.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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I put Hyundai, Ford, and Cadillac near the top of the list
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Buick is certainly up there. The others that would come to mind would be Hyundai/KIA and Ford. Of course, being a Ford guy, I never really had a BAD opinion about them, but they've really picked up lately. Right or wrong, they were in the right spot when the economy took a dump (people started to want to buy domestic again but DIDN'T want to give money to GM and Chrysler because of the bailouts) and they've capitalized on it.

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Hialeah
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If this were the 90's I would say Cadillac improved the most overall, considering what Cadillac were like in the 80's, especially the early 80's.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I voted for "other." The cans they're making from recycled Yugo parts are much better than the cars ever were.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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That's a tough one. I narrowed it down to: Buick, Cadillac, Ford and Hyundai/Kia before I ultimately picked Cadillac.

Ford certainly pulled themselves up by the boot straps so to speak and saved the company from what was essentially an impending bankruptcy, but they still didn't necessarily "reinvent" themselves as much as they got out of their own way.

Buick, has certainly done an image 180, but their success has been mostly contained to the past year or so. One or two good years does not a decade make.

Hyundai/Kia, has trucked along, steadily improving their products for a long time. The Hyundai brand is now solidly considered a mainstream offering and not the sub-mainstream brand it was before. Still, their recent success is very recent.

That leaves Cadillac. Over the past decade, this is the brand that I think has come the farthest. They went from a joke to a serious competitor in one of the most difficult auto markets, luxury. They brought the brand back while still making it unique and not falling for cookie cutter copies of other segment cars. The Cadillac name means something again and that had been lost for many years. For a company whose products were thought of as nothing more than dressed up Chevy's in the not so distant past to now be compared to BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Audi, says a lot.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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On the list, I would say Cadillac, then Ford, would rank as the most improved in the last decade.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:57 PM
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I picked Ford because when they introduced the Coyote 5.0 in the Mustang I had to have one.
Strictly self serving interest on my part.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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what about dodge? the new styling of the challenger is fantastic, they are bringing back the dart. i think they have something going for them
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: One of the "New" States
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I narrowed it down to Hyundai and Kia and ultimately went with Hyundai. In the past 10-15 years their cars have gone from bottom of the barrel cars that were not pretty to look at and had little to no resale value, to stylish cars that have increased in specs and allure to customers.
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