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Old 03-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default Convince me why I should buy a Chinese car.

I could buy a Toyota Yaris with first-class engineering, quality, and mileage for $10,950.

So why should I choose a Geely CK over a Toyota Yaris?

If Chinese automakers cannot answer this question, then they shouldn't even bother knocking the doors of US market. Chinese market is big enough for them, stay home.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:01 AM   #2
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It's cheaper?
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:44 AM   #3
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What kind of Yaris would you get for $10k? 1.0l engine and 2 doors?

A 1.3l 5door Yaris costs $18000 where I live. (Netherlands) Yes, vehicle prices are rediculously high here (some 40% tax).

So why would you buy a Yaris when you can buy a $11500 car with more interior space and a 1.5l engine? We have a car like that here already, the Dacia Logan (cheap Renault built in Romania). It's not a high tech car, but neither was my 94 Hyunday Scoupe and I still enjoyed driving that.

But I have to agree on one thing, I wouldn't buy a Chinese car unless they improve quality by about 100000%. Except for the Zhonghua M1 and the Chery OrientalSun, I haven't seen any decent cars during my visits to China in the past 3 years.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:21 AM   #4
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:09 PM   #5
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The liftback Yaris with the 1.5L starts at $10,500 here in the states. I'm pretty sure that is the cheapest car available here.
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The liftback Yaris with the 1.5L starts at $10,500 here in the states. I'm pretty sure that is the cheapest car available here.
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When did it hit the US market?
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Very recently, as in the last month or two I think
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:29 PM   #8
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I dont think anyone will honestly in N/A buy a chinese car if they are marketed as "Chinese" cars. There's an image attached to china (piracy,$1 store crap, mr.Mao,...). Until they stop pirating evrything from dvds to shoes, this image will ultimately drag them down, especially if the cars they try to sell here are highly dervative designwise.
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Old 03-30-2006, 01:46 AM   #9
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americans will buy anything. Look at daewoo, they only made crappy cars and they sold alot in the 2 years they were in north america. I would rather buy a Chery than a Daewoo.
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Old 03-30-2006, 01:51 AM   #10
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HYUNDAI is a perfect example...started off with the EXCEL!!! which was the cheapest and one of the worst/cheapest quality overall in US/CDN markets...and look how hyundai grew!! and finally this year they are launching luxery cars to compete with NISSAN maxima..this is big improvement

CHERY AND GEEELY will be like this...but over time
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