djones wrote:Why, particularly in the automotive industry are French cars and parts of such poor quality?
They have the same materials and tools available as the rest of the world. It's not a poor country or anything like that.
So, is it work ethic or something?
Interested to hear some opinions as other than that, I'm at a loss really.
pardon my french but why do you concider them poor quality?
what reason do you hold their quality is poor, and to what do you compare this?
where is your 'reference' point?
why would you concider french cars to be less qualitative then british marques, spanish marques, etc.
is it the factory they are built in? but then do you concider that most cars are not built at all in their 'national origin' country?
if you compare them to german cars then why do you concider them better quality? is it the material? and do you reasonably compare class-to-class and segment-to-segment?
if you compare a audi a8 with a renault twingo, then sure, less quality but that's such an unfair comparison it's rediculous to even concider. if you compare a twingo with a vw up! then you might be in a better league. But then, do you compare a base model to the full luxury model or similar, and also in similar price range?
quite frankly, i don't believe in 'poor quality' anymore, really. renault, citroen, ford, skoda, vw, seat, mazda, honda, they're all in the same quality region. only mercedes, bmw and audi are in a higher level, and offcourse lexus, etc but there are many brands.
i can see one brand being built with cheaper material, like a dacia for example, compared to a seat exeo. however, it's a very unfair comparison. so - why would you concider them poor qualitY?