(1) Wonder if it is a Chevy and whether Canadian/American regulations (if any) would allow cars like that to be driven in N. America.
(2) Speaking of 中共 officials, when the day the officials switch from Mercedes Benz/Lexus/BMW to whatever this brand will be 10 years or 20 years later, then it would be safe to consider it.
(3) All industrialized country of the G7 countries (not sure if Russia sells theirs overseas) make cars and sell them overseas. When this brand’s improved and becomes available here, I highly recommend to my leftist fellows here, it’s time to show your heartfelt patriotism and back up your words with action. I mean, there isn’t any excuse not to embrace the marvelous industrialization of your “home” country.
P.S. Cat Lover: Thanks for your points in previous thread. I will respond to your post later.
1. Heard that it is Chrysler which is considering to “private brand" Chinese made cars and imoort into North America.
2. Still remember back in the “good old days" (before 改革開放") when China was still considered as “iron curtain"? Mao and Deng were riding in Chinese made “紅旗牌" 轎車. 不知為何, 改革開放後, 崇洋媚外不止是百姓的玩意, 連
中共 officials 都 Mercedes Benz/Lexus/BMW 起來.
3. 舉腳讚成! 維園阿伯 “才查" “華晨BS" 的話, 我就寫個服字!
4. 最新消息: 得悉華人教會一些知名人仕的學位也有 弄虛作假的情況. Stay tuned. I should have something update in my own blog later tonight.
From what the video clip shows, it looks like the major weaknesses of this Chinese made vehicle are at the chassis underframe and the roof pillars. The crumple zone also probably doesn’t absorb enough force due to collision so the impact is ultimately transferred to snap the roof pillars and bend the underframe.
Given that designing and building a vehicle is no easy job to do, Chinese automakers should learn a thing or two from the successes and failures of the major automakers in the world, i.e. BMW, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Honda, GM and Ford.
Take BMW’s success as an example, their steel cage design ensures that the passenger cabin can sustain a couple of rollovers without any of the supporting pillars snapping or bending significantly and thereby protecting the occupants inside the vehicle. One of the most remarkable designs is probably the Smartcar’s steel cage, which, despite its size, almost defies common sense as being one of the safest vehicles around.
At the other end of the spectrum, auto manufacturer as stubborn as Ford that has been known to repeat the same design flaws year after year, model after model, has also corrected the problem on the Ford Taurus that used to have its roof pillars collapsing during rollover.
One more noteworthy example is Hyundai that has gone from zero to hero in merely twenty years. In some instances, their design and quality control now even surpasses their Japanese counterparts.
Adding reinforced bars, strengthening the angle points and joints, improving galvanized steel quality, and so on could easily turn the table around for Chinese manufacturers, thanks to their low labour cost and relatively short learning curves.
At any rate, I’ll follow Cytodex brother’s advice and wait until our leftist friends show their patriotism AND survive their first experiences with these Chinese-made vehicles before I would willingly jump in or even go near one of these beasts.
RUN, my friend, RUN, next time when you see one of these Chinese-made “tofu vehicles" within your field of vision!
By: 獨孤求丙 on 七月 14, 2007 at 10:22 下午
One more thing. In all fairness, when a youtube video clip is entitled “Chinese Car Crash Test", is the account holder already trying to perpetrate the stereotype that ALL Chinese-made products are not trustworthy? Why is the make and model of this vehicle not mentioned anywhere next to that video clip? Although highly unlikely, what if another Chinese-made vehicle from, say, Red Flag rolled off the assembly line and scored five stars in all crash tests tomorrow? Are people going to see this as just another “Chinese Car” because that previous “Chinese Car” didn’t pass the crash test so this is just another “Chinese Car” that we should not buy?
Being Chinese ourselves, we have to be extremely vigilant of these things happening because we could be making a fool of ourselves when we also perpetrate the stereotype that “all Chinese-made products are just smoke and mirrors”.
By the way, I have an alternate explanation complementing the interesting “one leg walking capitalistically and another leg walking socialistically” analogy but I think I have said enough for one day so I’ll hold off until some other time to post it.
I agree with 獨孤 brother’s reflection on not putting ourselves bashing Chinese products for they are made in China.
To present a more balanced view, there is definitely some great stuff. (1) Chinese Medicine: I mean from its philosophical point of view (Yin-Yang, etc), not necessarily the herbs/animal carcasses you buy. (2) Tai Chi: a healthy aerobic exercise and you can sweat like a pig (even in slow movement). (3) Calligraphy: Nobody will write the Chinese characters in simplified Chinese. (4) The Art of War: A must read for all military colleges and even MBA courses.
They are just a few examples of Chinese treasures left by our ancestors. For 50 something years, I have yet to see if there are any good thing that can come from Communism.
The differences are beginning to emerge after the average desk body and a very harmonious, in our view, a modern silhouette touring: fast, with notes sportivnosti and at the same time vmestitelnogo and cozy…