Tuesday, March 09, 2004

It's a Step in the Right Direction

Evidentally American auto manufacturers are making more reliable cars than their European counterparts, according to this article. My family's experience with their Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme '86, and Jaguar XJ6 '90, are in total agreement with this article by the way. Of course a Jaguar is a Jaguar, so breakdowns are expected.

What's interesting to note is that American cars used to be made quite poorly, or at least not as reliably as they are now, and people bought more of them. A BMW might not be as reliable as a Cadillac, but guess which one will sell more world wide? That's a warning to the Japanese as well; build a bland reliable car, and you might lose customers. Build excitement, and you gain some.

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