Well, I asked and you told me. When I asked earlier this week if you would buy a Volvo if the brand were sold to a Chinese automaker, and you answered emphatically, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
CJ e-mailed me: "Would I pay Volvo prices for a Volvo made in China. Umm, no. You generally get what you pay for. If, after several years, they earn a track record of having manufactured quality cars maybe I'd buy one, but initially, no way."
Jim says: "I’m not to fond of the idea of a Chinese Volvo, for me being in a business right now that competes with “made in china” products and can see first hand of the horrible quality of the product, well lets just say I would be looking for a new brand of vehicle!"
I would say about 85% of the e-mails I got echoed those thoughts. The biggest concern being Volvo's reputation for safety and quality would suffer if Ford sells the brand to a Chinese automaker like Chery. There were, however, a few people who told me they might be open to the idea.
Ed wrote: "Chery would have to prove itself for many years before Volvo cars could be sold with the same quality perception."
Claudio agrees saying: "If they held the company like Ford did and allowed them to be independent and not interfere with management I may consider it."
Len took it one step further: "Phil, hell yes I’d buy a Chinese Volvo. I worked in 2004/2005 at the Changan Ford plant and have a good appreciation of the processes that are being used to build that vehicle in China......The Chinese auto workers are much more tuned to quality and making sure the job is done right the first time, a significant difference from U.S. auto workers."
Thanks for your comments. It's always great to see what you are thinking, and it's clear many of you are adamantly opposed to Volvo being run by the Chinese. At some point, a Chinese automaker WILL buy an established brand and we'll see then if people really do steer clear of those vehicles.
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