Who makes the best cars nowadays?

November 30, 2009

I was just reading through a couple articles over on Jalopnik, primarily these two..

This one and that one

It really got me thinking how much everything is changing right now in the auto industry. Toyota it seems is really letting quality fall to the wayside. I really don’t think you can just say “The Japanese make the best cars” nowadays and just take it at that. Everything really seems to be in a state of flux at the moment.(who woulda thunkit?) I really feel that American manufacturers are finally starting to build better cars, and I can say this honestly without filling some sort of civic patriotic duty.

Ford in particular has a really solid lineup right now IMO. GM ‘appears’ to be making moves in the right direction, new models such as the volt and the prospective replacement for the cobalt certainly sound very interesting. There’s no doubt that the Cadillac CTS-V and the Corvette ZR1 are ridiculously awesome, however most of us won’t find ourselves driving one anytime soon. I’m actually looking forward to the Chrysler-Fiat marriage, I’ve written about my interest seeing the Fiat 500 on American soil previously.

As much as I love my volvo things are not sounding so swell for my favorite swedish car. Hopefully we won’t see volvo’s behaving like the truck below in the future

Saab in my opinion went downhill after GM got their hands on them.

All the german automobiles seem to be doing very good as well, I’m just not the biggest fan of them because for the most part they’re no fun at all to work on. That’s not to say they’re not good cars though. Just not my first choice.

Pretty much a pointless rambling post, just a couple random observations.