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The History and Quality of European Car Manufacturers

Staying in the United States many of us grow up not learning much about other countries. We invest in new cars, usually not even wondering where they were built, unless it might be one of the expensive brand names. Europe creates some very good cars and some of the best are not by corporations people would think of. When we think of European cars, they think of the luxurious brands like BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Lamborghini or Rolls Royce. But there are several other firms that make excellent cars for the rest of us. This short article is going to take a look at Volvo, Volkswagen, and also Audi.

It is remarkable to think of a country of only nine million people, having a single car maker, but to have two is unthinkable. The nation is Sweden and the two companies are Saab and Volvo. Of the two, Volvo, which is owned by Ford Motor Company, has had a great effect on the automobile trade. When safety standards were minimal virtually everywhere, it was Volvo and their own desire for higher standards that changed the industry. Some of the things that had their origins with Volvo, are reinforced roofs, front end crumple zones, and specially created interiors. They started to be well known for generating top quality and ultra safe vehicles. It was by means of their leadership that induced car makers around the world to raise their standards, also. While these cars cost less then the very exotic and very expensive Ferrari and Lamborghini, they still do cost more than your average vehicle. If you live in Las Vegas and you'd like to try out one or more of these rides, consider visiting Vegas Platinum Exotics to rent rather than own.

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Fortunately, many other large cities also have rental car agencies that specialize in high-end vehicles. These dealers will rent a car for a week or weekend, or even for as short of time as a day. For instance, in Houston there's Houston Fantasy Cars if you're interested in renting a Lamborghini or Ferrari.

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There exists a car that everyone knows about, even if they are not familiar with its history, and that is the Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle primarily came out through the 1930's in Germany as the "people's car." It lived through World War II to become not only just about the most loved cars, but was also the most mass-produced. It had become a car that anyone from any kind of background in life could afford. This included young people, to migrant workers, to Irish farmlands, having a car turned out to be affordable. The Beetle remained trendy in the United States until Volkswagen stopped importing them in the 1970's however they continued to be produced in Mexico until the the first half of the 2000's.

When Audi first announced the all wheel drive Quattro, it was the pioneer of its type. Audi threw down the gauntlet, and let the automobile community understand that Quattro was now the standard to judge all luxury sedans from then on. For years, their corporation had a significant advantage over the competition, because of the Quattro technology. Their traction and road handling was so much advanced compared to the competition, that the cars were not allowed in specific racing competitions. That's an introduction to three great auto producers from Europe. However, if you glance at their body of work, maybe the proper word is extraordinary.