As an individual who has been actively employed in the motor industry for 30 years I will confirm that you are right in your assumption to some degree. However in my experience the German and Japanese brands fair a lot better than the british brands due to their superior engineering expertise, organisation, reputation and robust manufacturing processes, although sometimes things go wrong no matter how hard they try. Over the years I have owned a new car from most "bread and butter" car manufacturers you can think of. It was not until 1991 when I purchased my first premium motor car a BMW E46 323i (for which I was involved in the development of) I went on to own a further 3 beemers before I switched to Audi.....On my 3rd now and I have no regrets and will confess that of the 36 new motor cars I have owned the Audi brand stand head and shoulders above the rest in most departments.
=s33nyboy12;1858948]It's on my mind a3be , and has been since I turned the car away that " I have ordered a brand new car , and that's what I want!"
This isn't a car as is when left the factory, however; there are probably hundreds of cases of cars being painted or fixed or similar before even getting to the customer...... That most are unaware of?