I'm going to vote yes, but I'm tribal. From my viewpoint I would rather be here than in any other country. I might also vote no at times because we have so far to go to really be great. The bar is set far too low.
Here is a synopsis of WhatCar's opinion on the Z1.
Chevrolet Corvette 6 2 V8 Zr1 2dr Review | What Car?For: The iconic American muscle car has presence in spaces, plus a great big V8 engine. It comes with a decent amount of luxury kit as standard, and is better to drive than the cheaper models.
Against: The ZO6 still falls some way short of the best performance cars in most dynamic areas. Build quality is just as disappointing, and it’ll cost you a bomb to buy and run.
Rating: 1 star out of 5
One of the better versions of the Corvette, but countless other performance cars give you more ability for similar money.
I think a salient point here is that the Z1 Corvette costs over 120,000 Pounds in the UK - more than a hand built Aston Martin DB9, and you can buy two Jaguar F-Types, with much better finish and build quality, and have some cash left over for that money. So you see, it is a matter of horses for courses, much the same thing which militates against European cars in the US, does so against the more expensive US cars in Europe.
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It is not that BMWs and MB are not reliable cars just that they are not as reliable cars as some other brands. The fact is that outside of a few lemons that get made by every manufacturer pretty much all modern cars have very good reliability. And to be fair some of that is due to the more complicated nature of those cars. The more systems and accessories that a car has the more there is to break. A fact of life. If your car doesn't have AC than your AC will never break.
Here in the US the DB9 costs about 80000 more but either way the ZR1 also has 638 horsepower compared to 456 of the AM, It has a top speed of 205 vs 186 (which if you know much about what it takes to go fast that number is a ton of difference), and pretty much embarrasses the DB9 on the track. So While yes the DB9 does have better overall finish and luxury items the Vette destroys it in all performance categories. So how can you say one is better than the other. It all depends on what you are looking for. I am not saying one is better than the other just different cars.
I agree that a Toyota is not the equal of a MB with that said if you are looking for the most reliable you are not buying from Europe. It is all what you are looking for. And the majority of the US market while they would love to have a car with all the features and performance of a BMW they simply are not willing to pay that much. The US car companies know this and they tailor the cars to what the customer is willing to pay.
It really comes down to the fact that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Ford could very easily build a car that is identical to a BMW but with it would come the BMW price. Most Americans are just not willing to pay that much. The same goes for the Vette. Chevy could very easily increase the fit and finish of the the car but then they would either have to drastically reduce its performance or double its price. And lets be realistic no one is buying a Chevy that costs 200000. Why would you when you could buy a Lambo and all the status that comes with it. Even if the two cars were exactly the same in every meaningful way the Lambo or Ferrari still has status edge. Mainly because of how rare they are.
It has nothing to do with the quality of engineers that work at either company and Chevy proves that by dominating in the major racing venues they compete in. Go look up the track record of the C5R or C6R sometime.
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President Franklin Roosevelt eulogized a fallen American Soldier by saying, “He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die [that] freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it he lives--in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."
No rights on the job. (As the work for the employer for free SCOTUS decision just stated-direct slavery is not BACK in USA)
Smartest. - If we were that smart, we would not tolerate traitors in DC.
Most industrial? LMAO
Looked at USA "industry lately?
Military - that does nothing, but leech off USA, and create TRILLIONS in Debt.
There are 2 things in the world. My problem, and THEIR PROBLEM. Learn the difference.
No invention lately. Just eliminated JOBS.
Moon? Yes AND? How about healthcare for all?
Royalty is the hereditary Bush Family. As the college entrance "pass" for Bush 2 shows. Also hereditary jobs in the corrupt unions.
if we dominate? Then why cant we provide the basics for our people?
So that's why the USA is being left behind with our stupid English units we climg too. And we have no manufacturing base.
Your **** culture is dying. F1 beats any USA car any day.
Greatest nation on Earth?
Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.