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Quality of Cars in Today’s Market

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Quality of Cars in Today’s Market

Quality of Cars in Today's Market

In today's society, transportation is becoming a bigger factor in everyday living. People need transportation to get to work, school, events, or even to visit a friend or family member. In order to visit these places, transportation is offered through buses, airplanes, trains, or automobiles. However when considering everyday life transportation, automobiles are by far the most popular way to travel; but how do you know which car to choose that will fulfill your everyday needs for transportation. There are many vehicles offered on the market produced from several different countries around the world. America, Germany, Japan, and Korea are among the larger competitors in the automobile industry to date that provide a wide variety of vehicles to choose from. Vehicles from each of these countries have advantages and disadvantages to them; each of which pertaining to the customers preference and income.

First and foremost, Korean vehicle sales have been on the up rise since the late 1990's. These cars are stylish, fuel efficient, and most importantly affordable. Hyundai and Kia are the two most common Korean vehicles sold in America. Hyundai and Kia both offer a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty on all new cars purchased. This is a very wise choice for a new young driver who has just obtained a license. The car is not too fast, therefore avoiding any possible speeding tickets, fuel efficient to accommodate those high school/college kids who have little to no income, and a warranty to cover anything that may go wrong with the car. Consequently, Korean cars are so cheap due to the cheap labor and parts put into the car. The cheap parts results in many problems going wrong with these cars annually. The warranty is effective and convenient; however, are you really going to want to bring your car in for repairs every time something goes wrong? It eventually becomes more of an inconvenience than anything. Often times these cars develop transmission problems within only a few years. If your transmission goes, your car won't move and you will have to call a tow truck to bring your car to the shop; adding yet another expense. So if you are looking for a cheap fuel efficient car to get you from a to b, Hyundai may be a wise choice.

If you are into cars with a little more sport look, still fuel efficient with a little more bang for your buck, Japanese cars are the answer. Honda, Acura, Subaru, Toyota, and Nissan are the most commonly found vehicles from Japan. These are cars that cover all aspects of transportation from racing/drifting, controllability in the snow, and durability. If you look on the road today, you will probably see numerous Hondas and Acura's that date back as far as 1989. This tells you one thing for sure, these cars are reliable; Hondas have been turned into junk yards or auto shops with over 300,000 miles on them and still started up and drove. They get anywhere from 30-70 miles per gallon and have the ability to be upgraded throughout the vehicle. Toyota and Nissan also deliver a respectable line of fuel efficient cars; Toyota with the spyder MR2, and Nissan with the 350Z (one of the only 2 door coupes offered in rear wheel drive). However over the past 5-10 years, Nissan and Toyota have come out with a truck line; 4 wheel drive trucks with very large engines in them to accommodate the every day construction worker or snow plow man. The trucks haven't quite caught up with its competitors but may reach there level in the foreseeable future. And lastly, if you need to get through the snow but don't want a big truck, all Subaru's come with an All-Wheel drive transmission to prevent and loss of traction in snowy or wet terrain. These cars are overall reliable, but don't possess the durability and quality others may.

In America in the early 1900's Henry Ford came up with the first automobile ever made; the model T. To this day, Ford is still producing a wide variety of vehicles to fit all needs and wants. Because it's been nearly 100 years since Ford first began, one can assume that all of the bugs have been worked out and the quality of the car

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