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Old 04-19-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Just wondering seeing as everything else we consume (mainly) comes from China. Will we be seeing sub-par, unsafe Chinamobiles anytime soon?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Some of them are here already ... just not in the form of a regular car. We're talking mini trucks, scooters, and NEVs.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just wondering seeing as everything else we consume (mainly) comes from China. Will we be seeing sub-par, unsafe Chinamobiles anytime soon?
No more subpar and unsafe than the crap we made here in America for the last several decades.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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No, the products will have to comply with requirements. But I wouldn't be surprised a bit if we saw decent Chinese cars in the US within this decade.

Like all the other manufacturers, Chinese automakers will produce a vehicle that is compliant with US requirements. Japanese cars were subpar at one time. Now they are commonplace. What about Korean cars? Hyundai started selling cars in 1986, and didn't exactly start off well. Twenty-five years later, Hyundai's products are rated highly. That seems like a long time, but in the world of durable goods, it's not that long.

The US is a huge market, and I doubt Chinese automakers are ignoring it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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They have all they can do to fulfill their homegrown demand, though they may sell here to get their hands on our money.

Myself, I'd see it as another Yugo.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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They're starting selling out here, but they're still unreliable to most of buyers.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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GM, Ford, Audi, VW and others are already building 1st world models in China, like the Ford Mondeo, Audi A4 and Buick Lesabre. Bizarrely, Buick is THE car to have for upper middle class Chinese, as well as Cadillac.

Japanese brands are not as popular for obvious reasons.

I think it's only a matter of time before either Chinese produced cars or Chinese brands enter the USA.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:27 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I think everything should be made in China, American products are too expensive and American workers are too greedy (imagine wanting a decent living wage, what do they think this is 1960?)
I say lay off all Americans and have everything made outside the USA.

Of course without American workers paying taxes we can ask the Chinese workers to pay to run our government. We already borrow from them, might just as well have them pay directly to keep us alive.

I say all Americans should volunteer to give up their job so some poor kid in China or India can be employed.

Isn't that what we are saying when we buy Chinese goods?

Personally I'll stick with buying American, but that's just me.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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The Chinese will take over the car market sooner or later, i'm sure a lot of todays cars have much Chinese content, anyway i'm looking forward to their line of Sport Utility vehicles ==
This is the new boatcar..

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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I think everything should be made in China, American products are too expensive and American workers are too greedy (imagine wanting a decent living wage, what do they think this is 1960?)
I say lay off all Americans and have everything made outside the USA.

Of course without American workers paying taxes we can ask the Chinese workers to pay to run our government. We already borrow from them, might just as well have them pay directly to keep us alive.

I say all Americans should volunteer to give up their job so some poor kid in China or India can be employed.

Isn't that what we are saying when we buy Chinese goods?

Personally I'll stick with buying American, but that's just me.
We do not borrow from them. They buy our debt and a lot of countries do this. Not just the Chinese.
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