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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
#17446 of 18919 Re: Verano vs. ILX [tifighter]
Mar 13, 2013 (9:46 am)
Didn't the Solistice also use a version of this engine?
It's funny, GM just hasn't branded DI+turbo as well as Ford has. You say EcoBoost and everyone knows what it is.
#17448 of 18919 Re: Verano vs. ILX [tifighter]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:00 pm)
I interpret these reviewers as almost reluctantly admitting that this is a great car, and better than the competition despite their obvious anti GM bias.
#17449 of 18919 Re: Fiat controversy [ateixeira]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:01 pm)
Well, that makes me more likely to buy an Abarth!
#17450 of 18919 Re: Verano vs. ILX [greg128]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:16 pm)
Actually, being familiar with each reviewer's videos, I'd say they are both pretty critical across the board, US, Euro or Asian make. Dykes has both ripped and praised many cars from the same make, and Cooley is, well, Cooley.
#17451 of 18919 Re: Verano vs. ILX [tifighter]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:49 pm)
Cooley pulls no punches, I remember home calling the Outlander's stereo "just awful" and "tubby".
He likes tech, but well executed high end stuff.
#17452 of 18919 Re: Verano vs. ILX [ateixeira]
Mar 13, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Some of his reviews of Mercedes Navi tech are just brutal.
#17453 of 18919 Re: Fiat controversy [ateixeira]
Mar 13, 2013 (4:29 pm)
From the link...
Hard-working Americans should not have to choose between their free speech and their job," said Rana Elmir, spokeswoman for the ACLU of Michigan. "No employee should fear being fired for speaking out on issues of public concern. Retaliating against workers who publically comment on an array of issues including product quality and management practices is not only bad for business, but sends a chilling message to the rest of the work force. Employees have a right to air their grievances, even if that means a public demonstration or comments to the media."
Obviously, these folks haven't spent much time in the regular work force.
#17454 of 18919 Re: Fiat controversy [busiris]
Mar 13, 2013 (4:37 pm)
You best have a real strong Union backing you if you plan to express your feelings about the boss. Of course the UAW got those pot heads and boozers their jobs back at Chrysler. I consider poor performance and undisciplined workers a big reason so many jobs are now done in other countries.
#17455 of 18919 Re: Fiat controversy [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2013 (5:08 pm)
Not to mention that the UAW didn't support this guy's beef.