BUYING A CAR IN 2017
(WITHOUT HAVING HEADACHES IN 2018)
Todayís vehicles, for the most part, are not American or
foreign.† They are world vehicles,
consisting of parts from many countries, and assembled in many countries.† Also, most of todayís vehicle manufacturers are
either wholly or partially owned by other companies.† Fiat owns Chrysler and Jeep.† BMW owns Rolls Royce.† Volkswagen owns Bently, Audi, and Lamborghini.† Some manufacturers buy vehicles from other
manufacturers that they do not even have partial ownership of.†
Do not be swayed by flag wavers or German/Japanese mystique.† There are generalities to the philosophies of design and manufacture of different countries that can make a difference, but just because it wears a nameplate from, or was manufactured in, one country or another does not mean that it is the best or the worst.† It may be for a different purpose, ie, better in a different situation.