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View Poll Results: Whom do you consider greatest auto manufacturer(s)?
Alfa Romeo 5 6.94%
Aston Martin 6 8.33%
Audi 9 12.50%
Bentley 3 4.17%
BMW 27 37.50%
Chrysler (incl. Jeep, Plymouth, Dodge) 2 2.78%
Citroen 1 1.39%
Ferrari 23 31.94%
Fiat 5 6.94%
Ford (incl. Lincoln, Mercury) 8 11.11%
General Motors (incl. Chevrolet, Geo, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, Saturn, GMC, Hummer) 4 5.56%
Honda 26 36.11%
Hyundai 2 2.78%
Isuzu 0 0%
Jaguar (incl. Daimler) 2 2.78%
Kia 0 0%
Lamborghini 12 16.67%
Land Rover (incl. Range Rover) 3 4.17%
Lotus 0 0%
Mazda 5 6.94%
Mercedes Benz 23 31.94%
Mitshubishi 7 9.72%
Nissan 6 8.33%
Opel 0 0%
Peugeot 0 0%
Porsche 16 22.22%
Renault 2 2.78%
Rolls Royce 5 6.94%
Saab 1 1.39%
Seat 0 0%
Skoda 4 5.56%
Subaru 2 2.78%
Tata 8 11.11%
Toyota (incl. Lexus) 18 25.00%
Volkswagen 11 15.28%
Volvo 5 6.94%
Suzuki 7 9.72%
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Old 24th February 2006, 11:00   #31
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I cant choose one so here are my favourites not in any order

Ferrari - I havent seen any manufacturer whos is so passionate about their cars

BMW - For the awesome drivin machines they make . The M5 is on a totally different planet altogether

Porsche - Brilliant engineering , brilliant cars

Honda and Toyota - japanese what more can I say

Mercedes Benz - Not the best today but I still love them for the cars they used to make

Lamborghini - For making the most outrageous supercars
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Old 24th February 2006, 11:15   #32
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Where is MUL (maruti), it changed the whole Indian market place, which is now set to become the biggest Auto market in the world...

Though I would still go ahead and vote for Honda. They are practical, Economical and lately to some extent even have a European feel

Toyota doesn't even come close...
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Old 24th February 2006, 11:27   #33
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BMW and Honda lead the poll? Interesting find...

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Old 24th February 2006, 20:53   #34
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Well, if you think about it, Honda were the people who pioneered the modern hatchback.
There are many under the wrong impression that the Renault 5 was the first 'proper' mini hatchback, but the Civic had aldready debuted in Japan in 1972.
Honda also gave Ferrari a wake-up call in the late eighties-early nineties with the NSX, a car thast out-handled the often twitchy-rated (by many journos) 348.

Their S600, S800 ect were the highest-revving cars of the sixties, and the S2000 was the highest-revving (and one of the highest specific output) cars in the late nineties-early noughties.

Honda are brilliant people, and they surely deserve and top five placement in my opinion.

Lamborghini also defenitely near the top of my list, because they were responsible for waking Ferrari up form a slumber of supercar-market domination in the early sixties. Lambos had the technology, desgin and punch to shame Ferraris. The Miura was the Mcalren F1 of its day. Even the Countach was technologically brilliant and good packaging too. A lack of luck , poor funding and step-motherly treatment and poor launch timing saw this company go down only to be resurrected by Malasians and then Germans in the nineties.

Ferrari for pioneering the supercar, and for showing how its done many times over, for making the world a better place, for producing objects of beauty that speak a language anyone on earth (and maybe even aliens) would understand and appreciate.

Mercedes for inventing the automobile, and being foremost in developing it and making it safer and more envoronment friendly.

The big three for commercializing the automobile and making it fashionable.
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Old 27th February 2006, 13:15   #35
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BMW does take the cake...doesn't it...and deservedly so...

BMW were quite late to enter the scene...1926/29...something like that...But the Bavarians were so advanced with their engines and bodies that companies like Aston Martin withdrew from the market to rethink their strategies. While most cars were long and had kind of simple engines, the BMW 328i's compact body and advanced pushrod engine made mince-meat of the competition.

The CSL generation of BMWs also left everybody spellbound...and do we need to say anything about the M5 and the M6?

I am already boring you guys...I will not get into painful and irritating details.

Cheers TEAM BHP.
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