• scalewoodman avatar scalewoodman Posted: 8/28/2013 9:40am PDT

    If you need proof that Americans will buy any POS if the price is right, just look at Yugo. Or even Hyundai or Kia in the early days. To quote P.T.Barnum: "There's a sucker born every day." The better comparison would be how the Chinese companies have done in Europe... not good. And the Europeans are even less principled as consumers than the Yanks!

  • fb_601634786 avatar David Posted: 8/29/2013 5:52am PDT

    Who wants to make odds on how long Geely will last here if they do come here? The U.S. is a very competitive market and they'll either have to come in super cheap (which I fully expect if they do) and then do as Hyundai did and steadily improve quality or die a quick and painful automotive death. Personally, I'm thinking they'll be the next Yugo, Suzuki and Daewoo. Here for awhile, set up a dealer network, sell a few vehicles and then leave the market, closing dealerships and leaving those who where (I won't say brave but willing to take a chance) to buy in the first place left high and dry with a vehicle the can't service or get parts for in the future.

  • strunzina11 avatar strunzina11 Posted: 8/28/2013 2:16pm PDT

    .
    How soon we forget.....same things were said of Honda, Toyota, Subaru, and look at them, today.

  • fb_100003923850089 avatar fb_100003923850089 Posted: 8/29/2013 11:22am PDT

    As good as many of the foreign car are, I will go to my grave having bought only General Motors, Chrysler and Ford cars.

  • fb_1062099260 avatar Peter Posted: 8/28/2013 11:18am PDT

    The used car market could use an alternative so these car's would have to priced well under $10k and then consumers would buy anything.A $7,500. sub compact would sell with a good warranty .The issue is brand building and China is seen as under handed .If they can sell an honest decent safe car it will change our perception.I am not sure Geely can do that.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 8/28/2013 11:23am PDT

    Well Geely will have to deliver "on-quality" right from the start or it will be even more difficult. If they can introduce a quality car, they have a shot at it. I don't think cheap and cheerful will be the right approach.

    Introducing a very unreliable car to the US market will likely be a waste of Geely's time and resources. They will not get anywhere.

    But under the right conditions, China delivers world class manufacturing quality. Let's not forget that they make our iphones and Li-Ion batteries (good) as well as cheap plastic toys (bad). It all depends on what their goals are.

  • Annatar avatar Annatar Posted: 8/28/2013 11:28am PDT

    "MADE IN CHINA" still means cheap, poorly made crap, with no regard for quality or attention to detail whatsoever.

    Everything I own that has been made in China so far has either broken, or does not work correctly. Having lived in Europe where things were of very high quality and designed to last centuries and many generations, that is simply unheard of, that someone would even dare to make such cheap junk, let alone not care whether what they make is quality or not.

    The Chinese take no pride in their work, and their craftsmanship and attention to detail is nonexistent.

  • fb_1186669547 avatar Adrian Posted: 12/28/2013 8:59am PST

    This IS a problem.
    And I disagree.
    Excessive cheapness and dishonesty are the problems....not Chinese quality.

  • fb_100000012264480 avatar Norman Posted: 8/28/2013 12:36pm PDT

    Not only would China have to improve relations with its workers, it would have to improve relationships with the U.S. and its Citizens. We are not going to buy cars from the "enemy" or anyone who would wish us harm or do us harm.

  • fb_1186669547 avatar Adrian Posted: 12/28/2013 8:57am PST

    Our "enemy" is NOT the Chinese.
    It is our hatred and fear.

  • fb_100001186633024 avatar Sam Posted: 8/28/2013 1:42pm PDT

    With one and a half billion people peaceful trade with PRC is critical. They are not naive. Geely just invested in some of the worlds best automotive engineers and unlike GM they are leaving Volvo alone and cultivating Volvo prowess. This gives them a major headstart. I see great things from Volvo as well.

  • confused avatar confused Posted: 8/28/2013 2:47pm PDT

    just wondering does our government demand that they own 50% of the company and they have to built here with slave labor.

  • fb_1186669547 avatar Adrian Posted: 12/28/2013 9:02am PST

    Elaborate, please.
    "slave labor ?"
    punctuation ?

  • fb_100000145412663 avatar John Posted: 8/28/2013 8:59pm PDT

    No

  • etdweasel avatar etdweasel Posted: 8/29/2013 4:35am PDT

    Will Americans buy them? History says "yes"; just look at the Chinese scooters marketed in the last few years. Yup, Cheap Crap is the term most of those in the community use, but "cheap" somehow always seems to win out over "crap", and the Chinese are nothing if not fast learners. Writing this right now on my lovely Apple iPad...

  • car follower avatar car follower Posted: 9/4/2013 8:30pm PDT

    In 10 to 15 years from now I may take a close look. I took a look at the Hyundai Genesis in 2009 and said they had a lot a long road to hoe. Then in 2012 I bought a Genesis and haven't regretted it. Love that 3.8 V6 and that 8 speed automatic. And lots of room inside,especially rear leg room.

  • fb_1186669547 avatar Adrian Posted: 12/28/2013 9:04am PST

    But, will the Hyundai last as my '96 Saab has ? ...or the '97 Honda ?

  • steveatphc avatar steveatphc Posted: 9/27/2013 2:10pm PDT

    having direct experience with a china car brand, U.S. distribution is in the near future. the new platforms of products are designed & engineered internationally, thus have what it takes to meet U.S. requirements and customer demands. Component suppliers for China brand vehicles are also international so they bring their expertise to these new vehicles. Brand building is the tipping point and how a company enters the U.S. market as a new brand will require a breakout strategy like Hyundai's 'America's Best Warranty'. Price will be the ticket for entry, but how a China brand takes care of their new owners will be the long term secret to success in the most competitive, unforgiving auto market in the world.

  • Goober avatar Goober Posted: 10/1/2013 7:40am PDT

    If China is going to own us, I am going to own them. I have a pile of shares and will sit on them for 10 years or more. This company is not dumb, they are in 30 countries and are growing by leaps and bounds. They have European five star crash and service ratings. I have not read a bad review yet. I truly believe Geely has learned from Kia and Hyundai's early mistakes and is determined to avoid them. Buying Volvo, London Taxi, and Drive Systems International gives them exposure and a much shorter learning curve than previous foreign entries.

  • fb_1186669547 avatar Adrian Posted: 12/28/2013 8:53am PST

    Looks to be or appears to be a copy of a Saab...
    It is clumsy , out of proportion..akin to the drawing game, famed by children...and funny as hell...
    If the Chinese cannot be original, cannot innovate, then, they are doomed to being dependent on a hard cruel world.

  • Trae avatar Trae Posted: 12/17/2014 10:55pm PST

    They are in australua already, and after failing safety tests, were stopped from selling them. Although they are back, they are terrible. Read some australian reviews. Rubber seals fell off, electrical problems galore, and hirrible clutch and brakes, tried one out, and the dealer actually apologised for it beong so bad. They wont last past the warranty, so dont buy one. Im guessing they will last 2 years.