From: Mike Hunter on 2 Oct 2009 12:09
Perhaps but when Ford owned Jaguar and Ranger Rover their build quality went
"hls" <hls(a)nospam.nix> wrote in message
> "dsi1" <dsi1(a)humuhumunukunukuapuapa.org> wrote in message
>>> Fiat is a bit of a joke, even in Europe. I lived there for many many
>> I'm guessing it's partially because they're such a big force in Europe,
>> the same as GM is in the states.
> You would be very wrong... In Europe, many people buy for quality, or at
> least perceived quality. Fiat and Lancia suck in this perception
> outside of Italia. People outside Italy buy Fiat largely on price.
> The quality has improved, but years of rustbucket shitteaux Fiats
> still leave a lot of buyers cold.
> Many Europeans will not buy a British version of a car (such as GM or
> Ford), preferring the German versions. The British have bragged about
> quality for years, but sucked.
From: aarcuda69062 on 2 Oct 2009 17:39
In article <4ac625aa$0$25095$ce5e7886(a)news-radius.ptd.net>,
"Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2(a)lycos,com> wrote:
> Perhaps but when Ford owned Jaguar and Ranger Rover their build quality went
> way up.
You're such the expert...