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View Poll Results: Would you purhcase a car that was "Made in China"?
Yep, wouldn't think twice about it. I have faith the Chinese car will be a safe and sound vehicle. 0 0%
Yep, if its dirt cheap, nothing else matters. 0 0%
No, are you kidding me?! The risk isn't worth it. 5 31.25%
No, BAN things made in China! 7 43.75%
Maybe, I would have to do research and see how the car matches up to its competitors. 4 25.00%
Maybe, but they would REALLY have to impress me. 0 0%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-21-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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I haven't heard much about this since 2005-ish when the news first came out that China wants to have their own line of vehicles in the USA. I am very curious to know now that this whole "lead paint" hot topic has surfaced and the quality of Chinese-made products have come into question, how will this "Made in China" vehicle fair in the United States?

Would you purchase a Chinese-made car?
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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HELL NO!! and neither will most US citizens. Crap quality cars have always failed in the US and the words china and quality aren't exactly synonyms.. a couple good examples would be the gradual disappearance of US owned car companies and their sales and historically crappy car manufacturers like Hyundai having to completely turn around and realize that quality does matter.. matter of fact, my newspaper just had a review of a $38K+ Hyundai SUV.. I never thought I'd see that one and still wouldn't buy one...
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Holy crap ... a $38K Hyundai?!??!?!??!!!?!

Yeah, I miss the Yugo.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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HELL NO!! and neither will most US citizens. Crap quality cars have always failed in the US and the words china and quality aren't exactly synonyms.. a couple good examples would be the gradual disappearance of US owned car companies and their sales and historically crappy car manufacturers like Hyundai having to completely turn around and realize that quality does matter.. matter of fact, my newspaper just had a review of a $38K+ Hyundai SUV.. I never thought I'd see that one and still wouldn't buy one...
That was a time when Japan and quality aren't synonyms.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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I haven't heard much about this since 2005-ish when the news first came out that China wants to have their own line of vehicles in the USA. I am very curious to know now that this whole "lead paint" hot topic has surfaced and the quality of Chinese-made products have come into question, how will this "Made in China" vehicle fair in the United States?

Would you purchase a Chinese-made car?
Probably not the first or second batch, let someone else be the guinea pig
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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Heh, too bad I didn't have that as one of the choices but then again, a lot of people do that for any new (newly designed) vehicle, huh?!
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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After just buying a razor, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a shredder, lead-based paint toy, a solar powered light, t.v., all of which broke within four months, I wouldn't trust my life on such junk.
This stuff wasn't cheap either. They all had common name products in the U.S. and of course came with a "warranty".
I guess its MY fault for buying products made in China but what is the alternative? There obviously is no more U.S. government regulation of anything coming into this country so I guess its "BUYER BEWARE".
I visited my local grocery recently and I even saw Garlic imported from China!
I guess the "ambulance chasing" lawyers can reap a bonanza now with lawsuits over these Chinese cars.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Do you know that there is only "ONE" car made exclusively in the US. You'd never guess what it is.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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when you say exclusively, you mean every single part is made in the USA? Ooooh, I'm curious (I'm not very vehicle-savvy!)
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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After just buying a razor, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a shredder, lead-based paint toy, a solar powered light, t.v., all of which broke within four months, I wouldn't trust my life on such junk.
This stuff wasn't cheap either. They all had common name products in the U.S. and of course came with a "warranty". I guess its MY fault for buying products made in China but what is the alternative? There obviously is no more U.S. government regulation of anything coming into this country so I guess its "BUYER BEWARE". I visited my local grocery recently and I even saw Garlic imported from China! I guess the "ambulance chasing" lawyers can reap a bonanza now with lawsuits over these Chinese cars.
I wouldn't buy a Chinese car, no matter what. And especially not after all this crap with lead paint, poison dog food, tainted food, sweatshop and slave wage labor, pollution of every sort, selling babies to childless Americans (they call them "adoption fees" oh sure, that old 'fee' gimmick) and on & on it goes.

And yes, the Bush administration is NOT in our corner. The Bush/Rove doctine is aka the YOYO principle - You're On Your Own.

s/Mike
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