Skip to comments.How did this car get here?
Posted on 04/13/2011 11:22:14 AM PDT by Red Badger
This is a picture of the Chery QQ. It is made in CHINA. There is one on a USED CAR LOT near my house in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
They have no dealerships or distribution network in the USA. They had proposed to sell these cars here back in 2005. They had deals with Chrysler and later Nissan, but since the 2008 crash and subsequent government takeover of Chrysler, that deal has died. As far as I know, this model has not passed any EPA or NHSTA tests in order to be allowed to be imported. They have had LEGAL problems with GM saying that the car is a rip-off of the of the Daewoo Matiz (which is marketed outside South Korea as the Chevrolet Spark).
My question is: How did this car get here?........
You may as well drive around in a cardboard box:
Driven in from Mexico?
Probably an airman based in Korea or somewhere bought it, then got transferred to Eglin, then sold it?
And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?
I thought about that, but usually a car must be able to pass the EPA regs at least or they cannot bring it home.............
Junk in A Chinese Junk?..............
How did it get here?
Loaded on a ship, no doubt. Maybe hidden in a cargo container?
It could have been purchased by someone in the military and shipped back. When I was in, Sailors would often purchase European makers cars and have them shipped back. You could even gets Fords and Chevy’s over there, for less of a price than you can get here, even with the shipping.
Looks like it could have been smuggled in someone’s suitcase.
At $2400 I’ll take two
This is what cars would cost if not for unions.
Letting this into the US market would kill GM and FORD though.
Someone brought it over on a “Show and Display” exemption. I’d bet the car isn’t street-legal in the U.S. There was an article in Wired about cars that don’t make it to the states:
This sounds as if were cut from the same bolt of cloth.
Me too. I wonder if it has a VIN and can be registered....
I wanna see it go head to head with this.
I think cardboard might at least provide a little cushioning.
Where is my beautiful wife?
At my house. :-)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.