+1 All those issues stated are engineering/sourcing decisions, has nothing to do with "inferior american workforce"...
Originally Posted by dcharnet
Given the very high level of automation and modular componentry, it is hard to connect any of the items you mention to "inferior assembly." I would expect the same result in an X5 made in Germany.
Its possible that sourcing and engineering is done in SC for the X's and perhaps you could argue that american's don't demand the quality that their german counterparts would, but that's another issue and one that hasn't been raised in this thread.
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