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What type and brand of cars do Polish people like?


choker 1 | -  
28 Nov 2007 /  #1
im doing a marketing plan for this area, hope to hear from you guys.

thank you very much!
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
28 Nov 2007 /  #2
Poles like their status symbols (as do many) and the status symbol of choice is a German engineered vehicle.

I can't comment on the most popular of them but i'm sure someone with more info can.

Skodas are quite popular (some would say too) and have a good reputation as they are part of the VW group, there are tons of Fabias and Octavias on the roads.

Daewoos are also rather popular (in Sląsk anyhow), i've no idea if they're still being made but i see tons everyday.

The Peugot 307's are also very common as are the Renault Laguna and Megane.
Not too too many citroens though.

I'm surprised I don't see more Hondas and Toyotas but they don't seem to have the pull the german cars do. I am seeing more and more Mitsubishis though, which for some reason i find surprising.

I think Volvo is still regarded quite highly and it does have the exclusivity appeal as well.

American cars in Poland, well aside from Chevies, it's a rich man's (or a well connected one's) world.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
28 Nov 2007 /  #3
Skodas are quite popular

true, I see so many octavias and Peugot 307 & 207
DumbYankee71 - | 18  
28 Nov 2007 /  #4
American cars in Poland, well aside from Chevies, it's a rich man's (or a well connected one's) world.

Well with a weak dollar who knows..
Polson 5 | 1,770  
28 Nov 2007 /  #5
Hmm...my uncle there has a Jaguar and a big Mercedes Vito...and his wife has...erm...i think it's a Citroën but i'm not sure.......

In Poland, the cars are quite the same as in France...sometimes even better ;)
There are quite a lot of Mercedes, BMW, Saab, etc.
And it's in Poland i saw for the first time one of my favourite car, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S - porsche.com/france/models/cayenne/cayenne-turbo ......great car ;)
plk123 8 | 4,149  
28 Nov 2007 /  #6
personally, i like MB and Nissan vehicles. :)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
28 Nov 2007 /  #7
I'd vote for Nissan too.
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #8
I'm not polish, so probably not allowed on the thread ;)
Loooove Ford though
andy b 4 | 156  
28 Nov 2007 /  #9
for some reason BMW's have a bad rep in Poland...associated with gangsters and drug dealers. I guess they get stolen more often for that reason..
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #10
yeah - a friend of mine refused to even consider bmw for just this very reason - which is a shame as the are great cars

ive got no worries driving one
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #11
do you think it's only in Poland? Some BMW drivers gives me the jeepie creepies though! It's like: I'm driving a BM, so I can do whatever I like! (Please note: I am not saying ALL BMW drivers, but definitely some) :(
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #12
a certain type of people drive bmws
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
28 Nov 2007 /  #13
The only Beemer I'd drive would be the new M3 or M6 :D
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #14
a certain type of people drive bmws

Would you be one Bubba? Did you have nice Bday btw?
Wroclaw Boy  
28 Nov 2007 /  #15
What type and brand of cars do Polish people like?

They like Audi's, VW's BMW's and Mercedes especially. However you tend to see a wide variety on the road anything from old clapped out Polonias (Polands brand), and those tiny Fiat 126's to Range Rover sports big mercs and nice new Audi's.

Never seen an M3 on the road here though there common as muck in the UK.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #16
Would you be one Bubba? Did you have nice Bday btw?

i do drive one yes and my bday was fun - thanks
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #17
i do drive one yes

so are you one of the people who drive with aweful manners, just because you drive a BM?
pawellewap - | 5  
28 Nov 2007 /  #18
I have Renault and always have... quite nice cars. Polish people keep saing 'German cars are the best' but Im not sure. The most expensive-yep thats tru!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #19
probably

are you one of those people who pootles around in a non descript car and tends to get in the way...?
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #20
no - i drive a ford focus - have gotten a few speeding tickets in my life.

kind of disappointed by your answer, but never mind ;)

then again, ford focus might be a non descript car for you?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
28 Nov 2007 /  #21
New cars the most often bought in Poland are:

skoda fabia
toyota yaris
skoda octavia
ford focus
fiat panda
fiat punto
volkswagen passat
opel astra
toyota corolla
opel astra classic

But people here very often buy 2nd hand cars from western Europe.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #22
kind of disappointed by your answer, but never mind ;)

pretty silly question tho ;-)
Mika 1 | 12  
28 Nov 2007 /  #23
i LOVE my bmw, although beemers here are different then in Europe - bigger cars and engines
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #24
pretty silly question tho ;-)

is it? i always thought you're a nice guy, and now i' wondering whether i've scolded you somewhere along the road :P lol
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #25
i wouldnt ask someone if they were a racist just becasue they were from south africa... cos that would be silly... and afterall, i am a nice guy :-p
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #26
i wouldnt ask someone if they were a racist just becasue they were from south africa

really glad you wouldn't. :-P

i also didn't ask if you behaved terribly on the road just because you have a BM - and specifically stated not all BM drivers are horrible, but some are. I wanted to know if you were one of the one's who are, but maybe I shouldn't ask, maybe I should just keep thinking you're a nice guy? Maybe you are :P (I am smiling here!)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #27
i also didn't ask if you behaved terribly on the road just because you have a BM

thats what it read like... look -

are you one of the people who drive with aweful manners, just because you drive a BM?

its like asking if im incredibly boring just becasue i drive a volvo...

as an after thought ill add that i drive with confidence and assertion - i choose my path and i take it without dillydallying on the way - i also drive with respect and courtesy

(im smiling too)
Polanglik 11 | 303  
28 Nov 2007 /  #28
I have also noticed quite a lot of 4x4's being driven , particularly Toyota RAV4 and Land Cruisers and also Grand Cherokee Jeeps; I have also seen quite a few Hummers and other oversize American off-roaders !

I suppose these are quite popular due to the harsh driving conditions in winter - i expect most drivers in South Poland will be changing to snow tyres ?

As a status symbol, I think German cars and in particular Merc's & BMW's have been the most popular; VW's are seen as a reliable option.

I am sure it's probably the same in Poland , but in my time working in Russia (1997) it was the BMW that was the mafia's preferred make of motor car.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Nov 2007 /  #29
I have also noticed quite a lot of 4x4's being driven

very true

I suppose these are quite popular due to the harsh driving conditions in winter

and being more protected in an accident
Mufasa 19 | 358  
28 Nov 2007 /  #30
drive with aweful manners, just because you drive a BM?

Shall I try to rephrase this: Some BMW drivers (esp ones with huge ones like MX5 - very beautiful btw) drive as if the fact that they drive a BM gives them the right to drive without respect and courtesy for other drivers.

as an after thought ill add that i drive with confidence and assertion - i choose my path and i take it without dillydallying on the way - i also drive with respect and courtesy

Now this is how i drive as well, so that'll be fine with me.

C, u must be a nice guy, otherwise you would have started acting like some of the trolls we sometimes have around, and we would have ended up angry with one another ;)

Talking about driving - have to go. cya later

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