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What's the best Japanese car manufacture in your opinion?
Posted 9/27/08
toyota?
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Posted 9/27/08
Toyota, Scion, Lexus <3
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Posted 9/28/08
they are all good japanese companys except hyundai i hate them lol. but i would prefer mitsubishi and nissan for performance because im a tuner head myself. but if i were to save petrol and be economical it would probably be toyota or honda
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Posted 9/28/08
oh yeah i hate sangyong aswell wtf they are just rip off of mercs.
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Posted 9/28/08

Gt-racing wrote:


xiongboy wrote:


RossoCorsa wrote:


xiongboy wrote:

i wud have to say nissan on this one. with the release of the r35 it has just about every other jap company scrambling to shell out a jap supercar....i even heard rumors that even infinity is tring to make something to beat the r35 but thats just a rumor


pretty much all automakers are shelling out their 'best'. Acura's throwing down the new NSX, Toyota and Lexus are shooting for the LF-A and MKV Supra, etc.

oh and Infinity = Nissan.


i know that infinity IS nissan....im just saying that i heard rumor that they r tring to shell out something that wud equal or better than their mother's gtr....but like i said its only a rumor and i dont know if its relly true or not


infiniti making a GTR killer (or equal) would bring inbalance to the GTR's sales, nissan wouldn't take that risk.


ya, but thats a plus in the USA market tho, to the US gov. competition is good, not monopolizing. thats y there is lexus, scion, acura, n infiniti.....well neways it was only a rumor, but who knows we didn't relly expect lexus to come out with the IS-F and then toyota to "blurr" supra resurrection and honda's next gen NSX.
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Posted 9/29/08
i say toyota or honda
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Posted 9/29/08
Mitsubishi (we owned 2 generations of lancers in my lifetime), Subaru & Honda...

i do like some cars from Mazda & Toyota...
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Posted 9/29/08
mitsubishi!
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Posted 9/29/08

som1986 wrote:

they are all good japanese companys except hyundai i hate them lol. but i would prefer mitsubishi and nissan for performance because im a tuner head myself. but if i were to save petrol and be economical it would probably be toyota or honda


Hyundai is Korean my friend...lol
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Posted 9/29/08
Hyundai?
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Posted 9/29/08
Nissan. They made the 240/Silvia, Fairlady Z, and the Skyline
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Posted 9/29/08
Honda, toyota, nissan XD
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Posted 9/29/08
That is tough to say. You have to be specific about the question. It's like asking, "what is the best city?".

Market/Reliability:
Toyota and Honda are supposed to be the best business/reliability - wise. The don't have a bad history with cars either. Civics, although cheap and over-abundant (which may actually show how great they are), are reliable, quick, fun, and attractive cars for the price. Accords are well selling vehicles as well for the average sedan customer. The S2000, although it needs a severe update/upgrade, made plenty of waves as the leading performer in it's class. Honda Fit is making some waves now as well by selling out quickly in the US and Europe by being ever so popular in the entry-level subcompact market. Honda also owns Acura which had it's days of the NSX, Integra (Type R ::childhood drool::), RSX, and the popular TSX, RL, and TL. Honestly, Acura cars seem pretty nice and are known for long reliability.
Toyota is Asia's car market giant. Winning numerous awards with the original Camry and many models afterwards. The Corollas, although they are deteriorating in style, performance, and appeal (in some parts due to the popularity of Civics) still remain a household name in affordable, reliable, decently performing cars. Even Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs are award winning now despite the long-time rule of GM, Ford, and Dodge in the market. I, of course, did not forget about the Supra that provides Toyota with their claim to high-end performance. When it also comes to mentioning luxury vehicles from Asia, one word should come up for nearly everyone. Lexus. Lexus, owned by Toyota, has beautiful vehicles with high prestige and performance. They are on the pricey side; but compared to their rivals BMW and Daimler Benz-Mercedes, they are a big bang for their buck. Their advantage might be their looks which last longer since a Mercedes or BMW looks pretty old after 4-5 years from drastic model designs. Also, Lexus parts and repairs are much easier/cheaper to come by. Unfortunately, Mercedes still seems to have the reputation of the luxury title and BMW is the sports performer. Finally, let us not forget the amazingly successful Scion brand that came from Toyota.

Performance reputation (fanboy craze), reliability, heritage, street-legal performance:
I may have to go with Nissan for the underestimated, yet great car maker. I should start off with the Skyline Models. Always having been around the price range of Corvettes, Vipers, and the M-series; Skyline might be the most highly regarded Asian automobile so far. Nissan 240sx is also a famed vehicle, which was a higher-end vehicle in the 80s and 90s; well balanced, good HP and torque, good quality. It's now belittled to the status of drift-loving fanboys but it's still a major part of Nissan history. I'll only mention the 350z since it's a great business move by Nissan. It's performance is very good, looks are popular, and it is obviously popular since they are on every block. Not much of a flagship for Nissan which was saved from the US production GTR. Hell...even the Maximas and Altimas are great vehicles for their price. Nissan is starting to gain a better reputation each year, which it should since it does have a lot of great cars.

I won't even consider Subaru, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Daewoo, Kia, Hyundai, etc. Most of them came out with 1-2 decent or great cars but that's about it. I'll just name the ones I think are great or sold well. Impreza (including WRX), Forrester, RX-7, Lancer, Eclipse (I hate them but they sold like hotcakes in the 90s), Tiburon (not to fond of but you get a lot of bang for your buck), I'm sure I'm missing some but they aren't big enough on the market to mention.
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Posted 10/2/08
im partial to Nissan so ide have to go with them. my 240 is the best car ive ever owned. its not that fast and the interior is kinda meh but its crazy easy to work on and the KA engine is like a brick. u can whoop its ass and it just keeps on runnin.
Posted 10/2/08
honda 4 me
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