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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM
jim165 jim165 is offline
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Originally Posted by racooper3 View Post
I guess the you could say their lack of mechanical engineering perfection is made up for by over compensating on their electrical components. The electrical doesn't mean squat if the fluid seals leak every 35 to 50 k miles, valve stem seals are crap, coolent tube in valley trough leaks, tranny shifting issues. How hard is it to build a mechanically reliable car that is fun drive.

I still love turning the key on mine every morning.
I agree, bro. I meant to include the mechanical components in my comment above as well since they are just as bad. What's even more crazy and unfair: everyone are always dogging our domestic brands for building to a price point with cheap components, when BMW, AUDI, and Mercedes are just as guilty or worse offenders! That's probably totally evident in your seals and coolant tube issues. Then again, its probably just crappy "superior" German engineering
But hey, as a manufacturer ya gotta somehow pay the light bill, the taxes, the union, the pensions, and the warranty/recall cost and still turn a profit somehow! Something's gotta be sacrificed...
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