Originally Posted by Brock
You are woefully dumb about how the car business works.
The automotive industry is driven by tight manufacturing processes, mistake reduction, and brand recognition. Germans have all 3. They're detail-oriented, very experienced, and have the German brand name. You have to have workers who are highly motivated, hard-working, and have extreme attention to detail. These are things built into the culture. Companies with a history of good processes tend to have a "secret sauce." And because the country has a reputation for building good cars, they tend to get better people. Workers who obsess over cars and highly skilled and trained engineers. Furthermore, they have better access to the autobahn, which means more experienced drivers and easier access to better testing.