WRX vs 1.8TQ

Mark L. Chang mchang at ee.washington.edu
Sun Jan 6 23:12:49 EST 2002

Agreed, and I _am_ Asian to boot! The Korean car manufacturers, Hyundai,
for example, didn't really take into account the driving habits of
Americans when they first started bringing their cars to the US back in
the 80s. Go to Korea, see how the cars are used, then you'll realize why
it is a huge, first world country, with nary a Porsche on the road. TOO
much traffic for there to be nice cars, IMHO.

Add to that that there is a cheap mechanic that knows your car inside and
out on every street corner, and that the parts are from just over the
hill, it all becomes more clear.

But, in their defense, of late, they have been more "world-savvy" and have
been cranking out some decent vehicles. The new Sonata actual looks half

On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, james accordino wrote:

>  Unless you think I'm just an Asian basher, 2 family members currently
> own them, and at about 60k they start falling apart.  Generally they
> make 100k, but no more without MAJOR rebuilding.  Koreans of any means
> quickly dump their cars.  Usually 30-50k.

1991 90q20v

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