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May 9, 2006 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Looking for car *brands* currently sold at dealerships in the United States. I've got a 40+ member list (after the jump) that strikes me as fairly exhaustive but I also have this nagging feeling that I'm missing one or more "niche" brands.

Acura
Aston Martin
Audi
Bentley
BMW
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Dodge
Ford
GMC
Honda
Hummer
Hyundai
Infiniti
Jaguar
Jeep
Kia
Land Rover
Lexus
Lincoln
Mazda
Mercedes-Benz
Mercury
Nissan
Pontiac
Porsche
SAAB
Saturn
Scion
Toyota
Volkswagon
Volvo
posted by The Confessor to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total)
 
Does Mini count as a brand?
posted by smackfu at 5:13 PM on May 9, 2006


There are Ferrari, Maserati, and Lotus dealerships in SoCal.
posted by unlicensedarchitect at 5:15 PM on May 9, 2006


Yeah, not really sure what you consider "brands," but you're missing a bunch of the exotics that are available here: Lotus, Maserati, Saleen, Maybach, etc.
posted by awegz at 5:17 PM on May 9, 2006


Actually, here's everything that Edmunds has that you don't:

Ferrari
GMC
Isuzu
Lamborghini
Lotus
Maserati
Maybach
MINI
Mitsubishi
Panoz
Rolls-Royce
Subaru
Suzuki
posted by smackfu at 5:17 PM on May 9, 2006


Why not just look at the drop down list at edmunds or somewhere and compare lists? smackfu and unlicensedarcitect pretty much round out my list. Except Lamborghini, Scion and Rolls Royce.
posted by birdherder at 5:18 PM on May 9, 2006


BTW, "Volkswagen" is how they spell it (I know it looks wrong, but it's German.)
posted by Opposite George at 5:19 PM on May 9, 2006


Mitsubishi

Subaru
posted by bim at 5:20 PM on May 9, 2006


How "niche" do you want your brands? Zap is mighty niche.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 5:21 PM on May 9, 2006


Qvale
Panoz
Rolls-Royce
posted by Alison at 5:27 PM on May 9, 2006


I read in my local auto supplement a week or two ago that there were 46 brands available in the USA. This was in the context of there being 38 available in Australia, which is extraordinarily high since we're a much smaller market, and right-hand drive.
posted by wilful at 5:41 PM on May 9, 2006


*Confessor sighs*

It was a matter of not using the proper tools to do the job. I was using Wikipedia & Google to compile my list, somehow missing the usefulness of more specialized sites such as Edmunds. Hell, even Autotrader would have sufficed.

Thanks, smackfu & birdherder.

nakedcodemonkey:

I classified Zap as a modifier & reseller for the SMART brand (actually made by a European company), similar to conversion van and RV companies which merely modify and extend a pre-fabricated chassis.

Upon preview:

I now have 46 brands, which according to wilful should be just about right. Thanks!
posted by The Confessor at 5:43 PM on May 9, 2006


They still sell Daihatsus and Plymouths, don't they?
posted by box at 8:04 PM on May 9, 2006


depends. some tuners get unique VINs, such as (I believe) the BMW tuner Hartge. that generally counts them as a manufacturer.. then there's kit cars like Ariel (Atom, etc.).
posted by kcm at 10:30 PM on May 9, 2006


(Saleen [Ford, etc.] is another tuner that gets unique VINs)
posted by kcm at 10:32 PM on May 9, 2006


don't forget studabaker.
posted by delmoi at 11:30 PM on May 9, 2006


bugatti
posted by delmoi at 11:34 PM on May 9, 2006


box: I'm pretty sure the Plymouth brand has been retired by Daimler-Chrysler. So no, they don't sell new Plymouths anymore. And I'm pretty sure that there's no Daihatsu dealers in the states either.
posted by antifuse at 2:00 AM on May 10, 2006


I recently got an auto loan, and I noticed under the terms and conditions that I am not allowed to use it to purchase a Daewoo, so I suppose that they are also for sale in NA.
posted by feloniousmonk at 7:30 AM on May 10, 2006


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