Originally Posted by mike-y
we all know that the germans build the best quality cars in the world. Because you never hear about interior rattles, dieing fuel pumps, crappy floor mats, various trim pieces coming loose, broken window switches, steering column lock problems, faulty oil level sensors, laggy program updates, sticky brakes, etc.
Ahem.. VW reliability???
Nope. The issue is not the american worker, its the current american management environment. US auto CEOs have compensation packages that are multiples of their counterparts around the world yet unflinchingly produce products that are embarassing in quality and design. Why? Because their eyes are on their compensation package rather than the quality of their product.
The successful domestic imports all used their own management and instilled their management culture into US plants. The failure of Daimler Chrysler was because they kept the US leadership.