- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
1 - Plenty of states have annual inspectionsThe only reason the us environment is tougher is because we don’t have inspections to catch minor things before they get major. Nor do most owners understand regular maintence repairs. If we had a more education population, I’d feel we would have less reports of some cars failing in ways or known in other parts of the world.
I’d hazard a guess that places south of the boarder, Mexico and the surrounding countries as well as South America and Sourh Africa never mind including Russia.
But go ahead and assume the US has an environment not seen in other parts of the world.
2 - if the issue was American drivers all cars would have been in roughly same shape, yet what we see is European cars that are considered reliable in Europe not doing very well in the US, while American and Japanese cars having a much more consistent performance throughout the motoring world.
Not sure on data in 3rd world countries but I can tell you that Russians are way more destructive towards cars than Americans are. One thing about exUSSR space in general is that Euro cars are basically rich people cars and aren’t bought by those who give much of a mind to reliability.