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Old 01-10-2013, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
Not an excuse. Mazda is small. Subaru is small. They all don't let their one of their most important models lag. Saab is a whole another issue. Hell, Volvo was under Ford, so it's not like they didn't have money. Now under the Chinese, they aren't strapped for cash either.

I guess the Swedes just suck at managing car companies and making good products
Yea Mazda not a volvo.

Mazda shares platform development costs with Ford (Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2)

Volvo was once a ford brand, however once that went out the door, they really had no budget. However you cant beat volvo for not changing their model lines, as it doesn't matter, since what they lack in sheet metal development they deliver in safety tech. I think its probably a tie between them and Mercedes as "Pioneers in safety"

Plus I think we can all agree Polestar is doing wonders for their range. (c30 blue anyone).
BMW and Mercedes Build Beta Products!
Lexus build Release Candidate Products!

Why does this matter?
CAUSE EVERY TIME someone says Lexus has better build quality, one should consider what Toyota their Lexus Engine and chassis platform comes out of and how long that part has been tested in the real world!
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