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Old 02-13-2001, 02:16 PM
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Michael Michael is offline
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Porsche vs. MBZ build quality

LeBenz, I feel compelled to speak to your contention that Porsches are of superior build quality to a Benz, and to why they might be such. I'm not too clear on the details, but my understanding is that until recently, Porsche essentially ran 2 assembly lines; they put the car together on the first, then "got it right" on the second line. The 2nd time through the cars were made right, and any assembly problems were ironed out. Ultimately you end up with a very solid car, but this process almost caused Porsche to close its doors; consider the cost!

I think that the products that Porsche, BMW and Mercedes engineer and produce are the finest in the world, and are of comparable build quality. Just IMHO.
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