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I'll second that emotion, Zoned87. The Chinese carmakers need to really test, test, fix, test, fix, test and re-test and then think about exporting to the U.S. As the U.S. dollar falls in value, Americans are going to consider compact and sub-compacts vehicles again like they have in the past.

If they see a Chinese-made car they like, they'll think about buying. But if it's engine is gutless or the thing handles like a kid's homemade go-cart, they're not going to be outlaying cash for it. Cash that is in shorter and shorter supply. It's really a time for the Chinese to refine their first product to market in the U.S. I'm saying there is a market, but put out an unbeatable product(or one that is at least trying to be unbeatable)first. It will go a lot better.

Most of us still remember Hyundai's horrible Canadian-built Excels, and Hyundai is just pulling out of that judging in the past 3-5 years. Hyundai and Kia have put out solid product since about 2001. And it is product that is back by an industry-leading 10 year and 100,000 mile Long Haul Warranty in the U.S. Just bring a strong product that is lower-priced than the South Koreans, Japanese, German and American product, and there will be serious money to be made. If you want to price them the same, be prepared for a very tough go of it selling your cars.

Nationalism is one thing in car company selections, but, and it's a big butt, if the product is fantastic and it costs less, and it is backed by a superior Warranty, those people will open their pocketbooks. But if they do and they get sorely burned, there's a good chance you've lost them for life. And the people will talk badly about any product coming out of that country, too, for a long time. Don't totally agree with that type of thing, but, it would be sticking one's head in the sand if they didn't know this sort of thing up front.
 
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