From the way I see it, 'G' is trying to discourage people from buying conti cars.
Since CEO is high and their new policy kicking in Feb 2014, they need the market to shift and fall in love with the new category. (which could comprise of the asian cars with lower power)
Hey, didnt SPH bought over SGCarmart? And isnt MyCarForum is part of them....
Sorry, but the ‘G’ were always for discouraging car use, it doesn’t matter where it is made, or where it is from, right?
Still it does sound fishy when the reliability report is from a firm that sell warranties and I personally would believe something more credible from a source like Consumer Reports.
But then again the research seems to be done in the U.S. and if I am not wrong certain models are specifically manufactured for left-hand markets, that are not available here, so perhaps that is one small factor that could have affected the results?
Besides it seems a little ‘exaggerated’ when you are trying to pin this on the ‘G’ along with SPH, sgCarMart and MyCarForum and by extension the blog. It’s a blog post, let’s take this with a pinch of salt, shall we?
The blogger is merely sharing information that he felt was interesting, with you guys, and perhaps could have done a tad more work on reliability of source or relevance to local market. Still it is an interesting read and I believe - to certain people it breaks the stereotype that anything German is top notch in quality.
Edited by slickshifters, 04 November 2013 - 07:27 PM.