LesMainwaring From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 545 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
KOREAN CARS !!!
At least the Kia I bought in 2000 ... there was an electrical fire the first week I owned it, and something continually wrong with it. It seemed like it was in the shop more than out ... finally I traded it in for a Toyota.
It is funny, 2 weeks after buying my Kia, "Consumer Reports" magazine came out with their car buying guide and called the Sephia one of the worse cars available and said not to buy under and circumstances.
I guess Kia (now that they are owned by Hyundai) has a bit better reputation, but it ruined me on Korean built cars forever. As long as I can afford a Toyota or Honda, that's the route I will go.
The Lester Mainwaring Party
I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
Zootrix From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3998 times:
Italy - worst customer service (if you can consider that a commodity/product, in a business operation sense)
China - all that Wal-Mart junk (just have to wonder whose economy is this Christmas shopping helping?)
Britain - some foods
USA - beer, cars (driving a company Dodge, its just not a chick magnet
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22657 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3858 times:
Cars: Yugoslavia. Yes, I know that the US has cranked out more than its share of crappy cars (the Ford Pinto springs to mind like an exploding gas tank), but the Yugo's first attempt was bad enough that they didn't even bother giving it a second shot.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
IsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3766 times:
Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 14): We're going to miss soon all the good products coming from Japan, USA, or Europe and watching the Made in China or Made in PRC and similar crap..
I think the high labour cost in first world countries, gives an absolute advantage for those countries with low labour costs, hence we are closing down our factories and buy things from those countries.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3718 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13): Taiwan makes the worst shit. Have you ever used any tools made in Taiwan?
Whey you're working for a living you soon learn the value of good tools both in time saved and in work not ruined. I started out with Craftsman and worked my way up to an all Snapon set and I have never regretted it.
The biggest problem is getting repair parts for stuff that comes from offshore. Nothing's standardized and it's not built to be repaired. If you're OK with tossing it after it breaks that's fine.
Mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3703 times:
China. Ive been buying these motherboard/chip sets from Frys. Exactly 50% of the Chinese motherboards get returned for one reason or another. Absolute no sense of quality control. And some people think they're gonna rule the world???
Checkraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 16): Whey you're working for a living you soon learn the value of good tools both in time saved and in work not ruined. I started out with Craftsman and worked my way up to an all Snapon set and I have never regretted it.
Craftsman is definately the best bang for the buck but Snap-On is the finest tool to own.
ME AVN FAN From Algeria, joined May 2002, 13937 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3611 times:
Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 14): watching the Made in China or Made in PRC and similar crap..
I would NOT generalize in that way. The best bostitch I ever had was from the PRC and even a Chinese trademark. You can find shoddy lousy products in all countries. There may be a bad producer, or just bad luck to get the odd one in a large series. And never forget that a lot of "product-faults/failures" are the result of transportation and/or storage. I once in New York had, as rental car, a Chevrolet which was a disaster. Does THIS mean anything about Chevrolet ? Nonsense, the point was that right at the time, they were heavily booked and the car-rental companies "mobilized" whatever car they had anywhere in the garages. And I was content to HAVE a car in the right category. True, I heard from various sides in recent years, that South Korean cars are inferior in regard to quality. Maybe, but I remember to have had a South Korean one on Malta for a few days, which was perfect. Maybe the positive exception ?! Whatever, I oppose prejudice.