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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Chinese car?
Yes 2 3.70%
No 37 68.52%
Maybe 15 27.78%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Car components from China already exist - and not just in the aftermarket. On the grander scale, the previous generation Chevy Equinox came with an engine made in China.

The thing is, if they want to, they can build world-class quality. It's all a matter of motive ... and if a low price is the highest priority, then they will fail.

Would I buy one? Maybe, but not until it's a proven product ...
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'd wait to see how well they are reviewed and how well they hold up over the course of several years. It's almost guaranteed that the first few generations will be lackluster but like any manufacturer with the intent to grab a bigger piece of the market, they will improve and become as good as anything else in its price range. Or they will fail and exit the U.S. market. It's definitely not an issue of ability as there are plenty of smart engineers in China.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This Country will find out Soon Enough there unbelievable Folley.

China is already gobbleing up Huge quantities of the Worlds remaining Strategic/Vital/Critical natural resources
China's gobbling. What is your verb for moral, meritorious, virtuous, Christian gobbling, to create opulence for deserving white people?

By the way, if their first exports are cheaper and better than what we already have, we'll just accuse them of dumping, and then use that as a pretext to nuke them. We've all been around this block before. We are oh, so predictable.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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I'd buy one in a heartbeat if they weren't Communists. I like the modern versions of retro cars (they've bought the tooling of several older models and are producing them under their own names, like the old Isuzu Rodeo). However, the crash tests are appalling.

Remember, "Boycott China...if you can."
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Would you buy an Iranian car instead, "because they're capitalist"? I wonder if Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck now refuse to buy American cars, because America is now a socialist country led by a foreign-born Muslim dictator.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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Sure I would.

China's reputation for shoddy products is the result of the WalMarts of the world demanding the absolute lowest price. So, the Chinese produce it for the specified price....so what if they have to cut a few corners or use toxic materials. It's either that, or lose the order.

Chinese workers are perfectly capable of producing quality products if the customer is willing to pay for it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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I think I might be done with American cars, but not because America is socialist. It's because my '07 Saturn Aura, a model that was supposed to help save GM, is a rattletrap and because the newest models from GM and Ford are horribly overequipped and overpriced. Also, new American cars are mostly butt-ugly, though others are little better. Anyways, I also wouldn't want a Mexican car either (although there are models I would consider) because the Mexican cars are built in factories that were built pretty much solely to take away jobs from Americans. I also don't consider Mexico to be a friendly country. I would, however, buy a Taiwanese made car with no political qualms whatsoever, or a Japanese, or a South Korean.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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I think Hyundai is 4th in sales in America, they make cars that compete with anyone, they have 2 factories in the south, Alabama and Georgia.
We got an Azera about 3 1/2 yrs ago for my hubby and have had a GREAT experience so far. It was significantly cheaper than the Acura TL and Avalon and we saved almost 10K, got all the features and size we wanted.

I remember when the Hyundai's first came out in the late 80's and said there was NO way I would ever consider one....hubby's last car was a loaded VW Passat--he LOVED that car EVEN he was shocked that he would consider the Azera. We just couldn't find anything wrong with it.

So I can't say I would never buy a Chinese car especially since prob half the stuff in my house is Made in China these days.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I already avoid anything with "Made in China" printed on it at the store so I wouldn't be caught dead buying something as siginificant as an automobile from them. Besides, anything they make will just be a hodgepodge of copied components/systems from other automobiles. The chinese reverse engineer everyone elses product, poorly I might add, and then come up with a cheapened, inferior process to manufacture it... Just like all the other junk they make, expect zero innovation.

No thanks, they can keep their garbage.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I already avoid anything with "Made in China" printed on it at the store so I wouldn't be caught dead buying something as siginificant as an automobile from them. Besides, anything they make will just be a hodgepodge of copied components/systems from other automobiles. The chinese reverse engineer everyone elses product, poorly I might add, and then come up with a cheapened, inferior process to manufacture it... Just like all the other junk they make, expect zero innovation.

No thanks, they can keep their garbage.
They make junk because the American businesses that import their products demand that they manufacture products at extremely low cost.
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