That is a fair challenge.....
I bought two Amana appliances a few years ago, a freezer and matching
at something over $3000. They were crap. The compressors went out on both
them, under warranty. They they went out after warranty.
When we moved into this house, there was a big find Amana refrigerator.
than a year later, the compressor went out.
Now, do you think I would buy another Amana? Not on your life. Even if I
got the only three lemons they ever made, enough is enough.
Well, there ya go. Your decision is just common sense. And yet, when it
comes to JUST ONE PRODUCT CATEGORY, **automobiles**, many people will remain
loyal to the same manufacturers even after those manufacturers have proven
themselves incompetent or worse.
I wonder what it is about automobiles that makes people behave this way.
On Mon, 07 Sep 2009 01:32:38 -0400, JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
Ronaldus Maximus only had 8 years, and used them to the best of his
The Massachusetts Murderer occupied a chair 40 years too long.
Should have gotten a 'chair' alright, but Mass did away with it in 1963.
I have an Amana, it's lasted 11 years so far. I expect it to last
I would hope that it does. Eleven years is not so bad. I have been led to
believe that compressors are now made by just a few suppliers, and they
are not always very reliable over the long haul.
Air conditioning man told me a similar story not long ago. Gone are the
if they ever existed, that you could buy a Friedrich and expect a long and
trouble free life.
FIL had to replace his old Carrier a few months ago. The new unit ran him
$5000. (Nothing special, no new parts, no duct work). Sister in Dallas
had one replaced a month or two later and it was $7500.. Now, is this poor
shopping, or is it due to the fact that Texas laws protect the access to
units to state licensed AC people? (The last time I priced a boxed central
unit it was $1800. The installation doesnt require a rocket scientist.)
Sorry to go so far OT.
While it is true that Toyota assembles vehicles in the US of mostly imported
parts and materials. That is only true of Toyotas NON Union plants, that is
not the case for vehicles made at in the California plant!
The Union contract there requires that ALL vehicles assembled there, both GM
and Toyota, must contain 70% American made parts and materials.
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