This comparison may look a bit strange but it is estimated that in future, Indian and Chinese cars will be today's Mercedes and BMW's. So, it is important to look into which of these emerging economies make the best cars.
The Chinese, for starters, never really made their own cars. They were just copies of foreign brand. Even the engines, transmissions and logos are not spares nevertheless about looks. Moreover, the Chinese cars are really "coffin on wheels". Their safety records are one of the worst.
Now, lets move to Indian Cars. The Indian cars may not be a show off like Chinese cars but they are made by the Indians themselves and not pirated from others. As for safety, lets take the TATA Nano - It was rewarded with 4 stars out of 5 While a Chinese car which costs nearly 4 times the price of Nano got 1/2 star out of 5. Reliability surveys show that Indians vehicles are tough and will last for decades while Chinese vehicles cannot last for more than a year.
So, Which is best ? Reliable, safe, unique and cheap Indian cars or Unreliable, unsafe, pirated and costly Chinese cars at the price of which you could buy much better Japanese and European cars. You decide.