Slant *        6        Forum
Home Home Home
The Place to Go for Slant Six Info!
Click here to help support the Slant Six Forum upgrade!
It is currently Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:00 pm

All times are UTC-07:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:56 am 
Offline
Turbo Slant 6
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:36 am
Posts: 756
Location: Rome, GA
Car Model*: 1963 Dart 270, 1980 D150
It is a shame it has come to this, this global economy and whatever forces that have brought us to this age where we are left to sort through poor quality products for suitable replacements for our old cars, motorcycles and all other projects. The Chinese are not to blame but someone is. The Chinese can and do produce good quality parts and entire engines for the likes of Honda and others but they come at a higher price point. I think it is more the advancement of the McDonald's-Walmart phenomena where price and quantity drive everything. We are now a large population of consumers of disposable products.
OK, soap box put away. Carry on.

_________________
“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
― Hunter S. Thompson


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:18 am 
Offline
EFI Slant 6

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 260
Location: Houston
Car Model*:
It's really a mix - a bad mix - of tight-A** consumers and greedy executives.

On one hand, it's amazing anyone bothers to sell parts for 50 year old cars. If I had to make a living selling $15 brake shoes to whiny old car guys who wanted them for $14, I'd go nuts.

On the other hand, it used to be that companies were fine with just getting by. The President of the company lived in the nice house on the hill and drove a new car but that was about it. Now, the President gets a $33 million bonus each year and visits the factory once a quarter if he's in the mood.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2

All times are UTC-07:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited