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I'm fairly new to this website so I tell something about myself. My name is Raul and I live in Finland. So, why am I interested about Chinese cars ? I have always wanted to know everything about the world's car manufacturers. Since year 2000-2001 I started to follow Chinese auto industry very closely. In 2004 I was very frustrated because there was little information available on the Internet. So in August, 2004 I decided to establish a message board for friends of Chinese cars.

Maybe I was the first one to offer a Chinese cars forum in English. The forum has been very quiet albeit I have tried to advertize it. However few interested people have contacted me and I have managed to collect valuable information regarding Chinese car manufacturers. Last summer I went through all websites of Chinese car manufacturers I could find and collected over 250 pages of information (pictures, technical details etc.). Now I have information for more than 150 car, bus and truck manufacturers and always looking for new makes.

It was great to find this website, because this is much more lively place and an excellent place to post news and new information.

I will still keep my old forum running. However it is not a competitor to this forum. I will post here all the interesting information I find.
 

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Chinese cars are unfortunately not for sale in Finland. I have only seen one Chinese car in my life. It was in AutoStadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. A Shanghai SH760A from 1975.
 

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How did you become so interested in ChinaCars?

China is now the third largest car manufacturer in the world. For me China is the future. I hope that some day I could work for a Chinese car manufacturer.
 

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I'm a student. I'm studying automotive aftersale engineering. I'll graduate somewhere between 2008-2009.
 

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I think Chery is at the moment the best national car maker in China. In 2008 Chery brings a lot of new models to the North American market. However there are many good manufacturers following Chery, like Geely (2007-2008 in North America) and Zhonghua (2006 in Europe). Chinese learn really fast, maybe 2006 year will be remembered as an year when Chinese cars started to conquer the world.

I'm studying at the capital city of Finland, in Helsinki. The polytechnic in which I study has 4-year engineering degrees which are equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree of 160 credits. That's about 40 credits per year = usually it takes little over 4 years.

My degree programme is After Sales Engineering. This means jobs in car service and spare parts departments.

So tell me about your school. Are you going to work for a car manufacturer in the future ? :p
 

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jikki said:
You know Shanghai auto?
Ofcourse I know Shanghai :D

I have a book about old Shanghai saloon cars which were made in c.1958-1992. Shanghai cars were totally hand-made in small numbers. Now it is a Chinese classic car.
 
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