Viral Vehicles There’s no return of Saab the only people that we can rely on now is NEVS or (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) they are are producing electric versions of the 9-3 and 9-3X I find that disappointing that they aren’t planning to make turbocharged cars like they used to fortunately I own a 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero me personally I find it fast enough.
Not everyone is a car enthusiast, I understand a lot of people want fun, exciting and performance cars (I love them too) but these are everyday car brands, they are brands that make affordable, practical and family cars they will never live up to super performances unless of course you just completely upgrade it. I know that the accord, civic and the evo were great but like I wouldn’t call them anything more than fun.
Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu (yes), Daihatsu, Suzuki, Citroen, Fiat, Lancia, Chrysler, Renault.
Mazda is recovering. Though their ordinary cars and the company overall is way better than what they were in the mid 00's. Peugeot is getting better too, with the 208 GTi and the brands new design language finally making its way to the road cars.
Redstoneprime They haven't gone anywhere. They are a tiny subsidiary of the Fiat Group now, only making the entirely forgettable and very ugly Ypsilon supermini (based on the Fiat 500 platform). Exported to only a few markets around the world (Italy, UK, Japan, Morocco, Ireland and probably eastern europe), half the time it isn't even badged or sold as a Lancia, but rather a Chrysler or Fiat. In otherwords, they aren't making a comeback any time soon under the incompetent Fiat-Chrysler management.
Yep, but they're still all plastic aren't they? They all look like someone's put a car in a microwave and melted it into a roundish blob. Also how's the price tag on them? Normal people used to be able to buy quality stylish cars. How many people do you know driving your examples of 'quality' cars? If you have to pay as much as a house for a good car then there's still a decline in mainstream automotive production since 1979.
So, Jaguar has made the XJ220? Mercedes hasn't made the CLK GTR? Porsche hasn't made the 911 GT1? Bugatti hasn't made the EB110? Ferrari hasn't made the F40? And Apollo hasn't made the Intensa Emozione? Pretty sure they were all made after 1979.
Opel is also worth mentioning with great cars like the kadett... Now they are completely lost, althogh some time ago it was even worse than it is now. The built quality is improving but they still aren't getting anywhere...
How about land rover . They started there company and succeeded because of the defender. Now they just build cars full of electronics .And About the Mazda ... If only they bring back the rotary engine...
I was expecting Mercedes-Benz in this line-up. Back in the old days, a properly maintained Benz would easily last twenty years, but nowadays the cars are riddled with electronic faults which biblical unreliability as a result, not to mention the poor quality of the interior trim that stars to tear, crack, and fall apart within two yeras.
Recently? You mean 10 - 20 years ago? Peugeot had many grate cars? Mention 3 and two of em was shit boxes... Saab had one iconic model an they never try to be sports cars manufacturer, please keep your irelevant opinion for your self....
It's not car makers losing their way, it's the people. While carmakers have proven their expertise by making objects of desire in the past the people haven't appreciated it enuf by making that purchase. Buyers find value in gizmos n economy. It's a typical case of take away what they don't value. The video content though is pretty accurate in light of the subject.
I also hate the direction Mercedes is going. WAY to many models, some of them ugly as hell. And reliability is seriously bad but that's not strange when you come up with a new model all the time. Not much time to develop properly. It a shame people buy all this shit..
Mitsubishi is really the worst.. It used to really by ''my brand'' back in the 90' but it seems like they have really done a huge effort to make people loose interest in the brand. They don't even make a decent middle class saloon anymore like the Galant or Sigma. There are actually some interesting models but they don't come to Europe.. Why? They have shown they can do it.. If I was the boss there I would fire a whole lot of people including myself lol..
It's a shame for mitsubishi. They were legendary and maybe there is still hope for them. Although peugeot has been in decline for many years (for car enthousiasts), they have shown signs of redemption both in performance and style. Styling wise the new 508 seems to be worth waiting for.