Or Korean in the case of GM's bottom end cars.
From the cripple Korean company GM picked up on the bankruptcy trash
I looked at two of them when they first came out, obviously very
inferior construction, just from a quick external look.
= Firestone in the USA. Doesn't Firestone manufacture in the USA
Personally I don't care. I've had Firestone tires twice on new cars and
they were the tires I've ever had. So bad I had to trash them very
early in their expected life.
As long as there are much better buys than the Smart, such as the Toyota
Yaris, DC will not make money on the Smart.
The Smart is inadequate as a single car for two people. Two people
can't even do their weekly grocery shopping with it.
As a second car for commuting it's OK, but many would find public
In Canada it did sell quite well in the first year, but it's been
obvious many sales Iprobably most) were commercial.
I had to go to the Buick zone representative a few years ago when I
a dealership that couldnt seem to repair the serious problem, wasnt
and wouldnt listen.
After 5-6 visits to the dealership, with the service manager telling me he
find the problem if is it intermittent, I asked him to let me ride with the
and I would show him what was happening. No dice.
Then I asked if he had checked TSBs on this car. He said he had.
As soon as I called the rep, he knew immediately what was wrong, said that
a bulletin had been issued, and contacted the dealership.
Within minutes the service manager called me, all upset, asking why I called
zone, that it could get them in trouble. Tough shit!
The owner called me and apologized.
Yes, the manufacturer can demand quality if they want to.
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