Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 222.132 & 221.122 & 212.025 & 906.633
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Not only do they protect their industry against import but in addition they expect their stuff would need to travel free. Especially if you have local production that gains free (at least to some extent free) access to the local market, they expect an equivalent or a multiple amount of production from this factory being exported.
I'm not aware of the MB factory if it is only compiling cars from German (or where ever they come) parts. I know at some point certain products were first made ready at a Western production line, then put to parts by a subcontructor, to be reconstructed in China. Only this way the products were locally produced. And it was simpler for the Western production line to first produce ready products than making specific arrangements to avoid the final assembly. Things now are different, full prodcution is done in China.
At least it takes some time before they have cars of their own instead of MBs to reflect high status, like for a hotel I visited some time ago. They had two W221 cars in front, one was not present for my photo.
Last edited by Diesel Benz; 06-28-2008 at 07:19 AM.