General Motors Compliment - US Cars Are Quality Cars Today
YORK, PENNSYLVANIA -- In the 1970s I bought a Mercedes because for a bit more money I got a fine quality car built to last for at least 10 years and more and the diesel got great mileage. The US made cars had screws loose on showroom cars and one even had the bumper a full inch higher on one side than on the other. The fuel economy was the worst in the world.
In 1992 I bought another Mercedes after having a 1985 Cadillac which was a fine car inside and out but had mechanical problems. However, the 92 Mercedes was not the fine car that I expected and windows fell out, belts wore too fast and electronics fouled up causing the drivers window to go up and down and the sun roof to open all by itself one time in Scotland on a very rainy day. I had to stop and turn the key off and restart to reset the box and hope the gremlins did not get busy again. So while American cars were getting better, foreign cars were resting on their reputations and some were getting worse.
In 2007 we looked at Mercedes and other foreign cars and bought a 2007 Buick Lucerne since it appeared to be a cheaper version of the Cadillac.
I liked all the bells and whistles and so got it fully loaded. Its got 20,000 miles on it now and this is one fine car that I would stack up against any foreign car today. It was built with everything fitting perfectly. Everything works with not one single problem from the day of delivery to now. It even sounds pretty good but not as good as the 1950 OLDS. Yes, I get 25 mpg on the road and that is with this new blend of gasoline and ethanol and ethanol has less energy than gasoline.
I've gotten over 26 one time going to Florida.
So if you still think American cars are poor quality then its time to take a new look at GM's Buick which has many Cadillac features on it.