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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 01:04 PM
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I do agree about the guy in the video.
However Audi owns Lambo and has really turned the reliability and driving nature of Lambo into a very solid exotic car. Bugatti as you know is owned by VW and the W18 engine was developed by VW. There is nothing cheap about a W18 engine regardless of who makes them.
Seeing as Fiat owns Maserati and Ferrari it is no surprise that the not only share parts, but entire car platforms one of which is the MC12 which is based on the Enzo.
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Doesn't matter where a car is made. It matters where it is designed. The manufacturer has to build the parts to the design specs.
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I would say it is the quality control that makes the final reliability.
I still have Chinese sockets and open wrenches I bought over 30 years ago. Those were high end wrenches imported to Poland on government orders, while at the same time US suppliers were ordering in China sets that split open on bicycle fasteners.
Not too many know that on Mercedes assembly lines, lot of workers are Turkish, Ukrainians, Polish, Yugoslavians (born) and so on. I have no idea what is exact % of born Germans that build Mercedes, but would not be surprised if it would come to less than 50.

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