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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%
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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If Geely or another Chinese car was introduced in America and met all the safety regs, and met your personal requirements would you buy one? I would probably have to see how they pan out, I would imagine for some a Chinese made car would be a bridge too far. The value would probably be incredible, and they would be hard to pass in that respect.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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If they prove to be reliable, then sure. Its probably going to happen eventually.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Incognito
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Only if it comes with an eggroll.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Think back quite a few years ...
Would you have bought a Japanese car ?
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Think back quite a few years ...
Would you have bought a Japanese car ?
A few years back we had Conquered the Japanese and they became our Allies.

Not so today with China, and we will be put to the test with Tiawan and others issues again someday.

Remember they also have PATIENTS .....
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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I didn't think I would ever own a Korean car either! Maybe in 10 yrs with a proven track record and good price point I would consider it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My guess is the first ones will be about as bad as Detroit cars, but they will improve. That's what happened to Hyundai. If they are reliable, and priced right, I would give one a chance.
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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I would buy a chinese pickup with a diesel if it was dirt cheap, it would be basic but if it had the functionality and some relability it would be a good farm run around, or dirt bike hauler. Mahindra(Indian) is launching a TD small pickup here that is kinda of the same thing I am talking about.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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I didn't think I would ever own a Korean car either! Maybe in 10 yrs with a proven track record and good price point I would consider it.
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.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: suffolk,england
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i was in China recently and they have their own makes ,all sizes big luxury to tiny bug cars ,looked similar to japanese makes,maybe a bit more chrome. i was suprised to learn that old cars are forbidden in China and no motorbikes are allowed in cities. Electric motorscooters were Everywhere ,in the North these had fitted gloves on the handlebars to keep out the cold
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