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My Audi has lots of Japanese electrical componentry, including the entire fuel injection system (Hitachi), relays, switches, etc. Those parts don't seem any more or less reliable than the European sourced items. Danged if I know why their stuff seems to consistently make those lists.
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Mercedes Quality Slipped -JD Powers

Next year MBZ will be $1 !!!

The 2008 C-class is 6 out of 10 JD Power:
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Not just from sun exposure, from temperature change, dirt, and just plain ol' age. The plastic will fail long before metal. Time isn't so much an enemy of metal as it is of plastic. Corrosion on the other hand...
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The more advanced equipment you fit to a car the more likley it is to go wrong and that is exactly what happened with the year 2000 introduction of the W220 S Class. They put too many, new ideas into one car and it went sadly wrong.

They have fitted even more advanced electronic equipment to the W221 S Class so only time will tell if this is the next dissaster or a winner

Not only electronics but most of the body shell has no iron in it, BMW have gone down the same road with the 7 Series. As of now I find the 7 Series more reliable, but time will tell.


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