Where Is Your Car From?

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Where Is Your Car From?

  1. Japan

    53 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. America

    16 vote(s)
    14.2%
  3. Korea

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Germany

    31 vote(s)
    27.4%
  5. Somewhere Else in Asia

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  6. Somewhere Else in Europe

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    5.3%
  7. Somewhere Else in N. America

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  8. Other

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  1. kimbahpnam

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    Where is your car or cars from (just by the name of the car)? We're not talking about where exactly it was produced.
     
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  2. WBF

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    Japanese. Parents brought a used '93 Civic for my sister and me in '99, and it is still running strong. Only work done on it has been preventative/upkeep (brakes, oil, transmission fluid, etc) and a new muffler at one point. Hope to have it last at least one more year.
     
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  3. Racer41c

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    I'm not sure how to answer. I have a ford fusion which is a mazda 6. I would guess about 50/50.
     
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  4. jim e

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    Here is one of mine. I have owned it since 1974. American company, like every car I have purchased!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Flat Rock?
     
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  6. Storm_Kyori

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    Deutchland....I probably spelled it wrong, but yup Germany.
     
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  7. The_Question

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    Both of my cars were built in Japan, as it stated on the stickers by the door sill...
     
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  8. Eph

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    Deutschland.

    +1
     
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  9. Eph

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    Nice looking car!
     
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  10. MomentumGT

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    My BMW is made in the US but the company is actually German. I also have a Nissan Frontier 05', 2x Nissan 240sx's, and a Datsun 240Z 72' from Japan.

    -Jon
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    So, at what plant was it built?
     
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  12. LanEvo

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    nevermind this post
     
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  13. LanEvo

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    yep all th engines are the same
     
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  14. jim e

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    If my memory is correct it was Hamtramck, Michigan.
     
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  15. Fearsome Forehand

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    Or, maybe St Louis (Fenton) MO?

    Hamtramck (Dodge Main) is long gone. The plant was demolished to make way for the GM Poletown Plant.

    Your VIN number will tell you for certain.

    http://www.autofacts.ca/classics/VIN/Dodge.htm
     
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  16. Hankenstein

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    Once you have tried a car from Germany it´s impossible to drive anything else...

    Audi-loyal rest of my life :)
     
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  17. Bud

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    What do you think about the remake of the Charger?
     
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  18. origmarm

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    I currently have an American car I guess (Ford), though I believe it was built in the UK.

    I have probably had cars from pretty much every producing nation at some point thinking back :)

    I have a real soft spot for the old US muscle cars though, that pic from Jim is my idea of perfection at the moment
     
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  19. jim e

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    The Charger remake is nothing like the origional.
    Now the remake of the Challenger is more like the origional, and with the hemi thats available its one nice car.
     
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  20. origmarm

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    ^^^ If I lived in the US that Challenger remake would be my next car if it's as good as would appear.
     
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  21. Rabbit

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    I have seen several of these on the streets....and yeah....it would be my next car as well. I am not happy that the manual transmission is a $1k option....once upon a time it was the automatic that cost money.

    My current car is an Infiniti G35 M6. It's top speed, electronically controlled according to Car & Driver, is 155. My top speed so far is 135.
     
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  22. origmarm

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    If I lived in the US I would definitely have it.

    My current car is a Ford Focus 1.8 Diesel :(...it's a real POS. I had some substantial money problems in the not too distant past hence the "is it cheap?" choice.

    Prior to that (3yrs ago) I had a Noble M12 GTO3. Giving that up was like giving up part of my soul. I've had various lovely cars over the last 5yrs or so but nothing made a*sholes revving their "Porsche/Ferarri/Pretty much anything" at the lights look so crestfallen 2seconds later as the Noble. It hurt my back on any normal road and made good use of my AA membership but for something built on an industrial estate in Leicester it was like it's seat was molded just for my behind. :)
     
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  23. Rabbit

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    Yessir...I understand.

    Have you looked at the Challenger build options? They are fairly incredible. The one thing that gives me pause is the $5/gallon we had not too long ago. That would hurt. But.....6.1L 425 HP.....even the 5.7L has 372 HP.....

    And the car looks pretty much exactly like the '72 in real life. I watched Vanishing Point back when it came out and coveted that car ever since. The new car is pretty much the same dimensions with a shorter overhang front and rear. You know, I always like the classic cars like the old MOPARs, but then again riding in them is a different story. Here, you have the best of both worlds....70's styling, classic MOPAR, and updated today performance.....

    Come to think of it, I may have just talked myself into the 5.7L.....
     
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  24. Ronaldo

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    Wait till you see the new Camaro, sweet. http://www.chevrolet.com/allnewcamaro/#
     
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  25. origmarm

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    I haven't really looked at it too closely I admit. If I did it would just hurt so I haven't yet. If I actually do get myself over to the US I'll be looking in some serious "which colour leather" type detail :)

    The look of the car is what got me instantly too. Ronaldo above mentions the Camaro, it's sweet but it's "modernised" as a shape. The new Challenger almost looks like the old one reborn, it's faithful but somehow newer, faster, stronger. It's exactly like you say, it's the best of the old world and new.

    I think I'm in love with it
     
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  26. Jonnyf

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    Em, It's a Mini so, The UK originally.

    I'm embarassed about my car now, since everyone's on about Nobles and Camaros :p

    Looking to get myself a Cooper S later this year though. :)
     
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  27. PimpMyGame

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    +1 on the German thing, but for me it's a beemer all the way.
     
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    I have a Twingo!, bet you dont know them!
     
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  29. Ronaldo

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    Sweet Renault, is it open-wheeled or closed?
     
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  33. Fearsome Forehand

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    Actually, Atlanta (and Chicago) Assembly made the Taurus/Sable for about 20 years. Atlanta was a relatively old plant having opened around 1947. Although Dearborn/Rouge Assembly plant is even older and it still operates, I believe.

    Of late, the Thunderbird/Cougar was built outside of Cleveland (Lorain Assembly). That plant is also closed now, was sold to a real estate group and is currently being used to store excess supplies of Honda Accords made down the road in Marysville.

    None of this is particularly good for the country. We had better wake up.
     
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  34. greenfan

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    Mine is a Land Rover, which started in the UK. Then it went to Germany (Ford and BMW) and now to India (Tata). But I think overall it's a British car...
     
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  35. Dedans Penthouse

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    Still made in Great Britain under "JLR" (Jaguar Land Rover) a British manufacturer and owned by Tata Motors Ltd. of India. The sale frees up Ford (who lost billions with Jag/LR) to try and clean up its North American mess while cash-rich Tata will look to cut costs by--for starters--looking at some Indian-based 'supplier' companies.

    I'd like to drive this hog:

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. ilovecarlos

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    ^^^^oooooh^^^^^
    Ilc can't wait to be "behind" her Beloved on this:)
     
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  37. ShcMad

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    Ah! The Twingo! My dad used to drive a Laguna back in the 90's.
     
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    oh yeah??!
    I'm going to 'POP' a wheelie!.....hang on, my love! :cool:

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  39. Fearsome Forehand

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    ^ Get a room! ;o)
     
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  40. NickC

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    One car is Japanese (06 Toyota Prius), and the other two are American (99 GMC Yukon XL and 08 Lexus (they are American, correct?) ES35).
     
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  41. ananda

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    Mine's a brand new Indian model. Comes with its own car wash system.

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  42. kimbahpnam

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    You're wrong, you have 2 Japanese cars :)

    Lexus is a division of Toyota. Same thing with Acura // Honda.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Sweden and Sweden
     
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  44. BreakPoint

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    The new Camaro looks awesome but it's too bad that GM won't be in business long enough for Chevy to actually make them. :(
     
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  45. Eph

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    I've been looking at Volvo recently for my next car purchase, or a second car, but I think I have to stick with the Germans.
     
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  46. crabgrass

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    19 to 23 italian...alfa romeo
    23 to present german...bmw 218i
     
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  47. origmarm

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    This would be really funny if it wasn't a bit too close to reality! :)

    Still at least they'd stop making the Aveo, got one of those for a last minute rental dash recently, what a total sh*tbox
     
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  48. atatu

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    '06 Mazda 3 - made in Japan and '02 Honda CRV - made in Japan. I specifically bought the 3 instead of the 6 for that reason. By the way, I rented a Chevy HHR while on Christmas vacation....let's just say I understand now why Detroit needs a bailout...
     
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  49. BreakPoint

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    And that reason being you'd like to see more Americans out of work?
     
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  50. atatu

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    Are you referring to the mechanics that I would be seeing on a regular basis if I bought a car like the HHR ?
     
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