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Mexico is being favored by many auto companies because of its cheap labor, free-trade agreements and proximity to the US market.

"Three years from now it could be interesting to have a plant in North America, and Mexico would definitely be a very strong candidate because of the cost of labor, the logistics and the expertise of the whole supply network," Jaguar Land Rover Mexico managing director Joseph ChamaSrour told Bloomberg in a recent interview.
Tata Motors is reportedly considering investing more than $500 million to build a new factory in North America. The factory would focus on the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, but Jaguar models could also be built at the factory.

This adds Jaguar to a list that includes Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and Volkswagen -- all auto makers that have announced new or expanded Mexican factories.
 

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We shall see if their feelings change if and when the States signs the PacAsia trade deal. It would give them a similar reach in terms of relationships, but the biggie will come down to labour rate in mexico vs quality of production in the USA...
 

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But even if the PacAsia deal goes through, Asia is still much further away. Asia will never have the benefit of Mexico's proximity to the USA.
 

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Build quality will be of concern and something i'll be more motivated to look into with vehicles made their.

Anyone concerned with build quality or not worried?
 

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I know I wouldn't be buying one just because of my boyfriend and his personal experience with working on GM's that had engines, transmissions and or full assembly in Mexico.
 

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For me it is more about the company's reputation for quality than it is about the country where the factory is. A good company will have good quality controls no matter where their factory is, and a company with poor quality controls can have bad cars coming out of countries like the US or Germany.
 

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But even if the PacAsia deal goes through, Asia is still much further away. Asia will never have the benefit of Mexico's proximity to the USA.
What are you talking about. If the USA signs the PacAsia deal JLR doesn't have to build in Mexico because the US offers the same benefits to foreign market entry
 

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For me it is more about the company's reputation for quality than it is about the country where the factory is. A good company will have good quality controls no matter where their factory is, and a company with poor quality controls can have bad cars coming out of countries like the US or Germany.
yea well 20 years of cars coming up from Mexico disagrees with you. Your QC protocols don't mean a thing if every vehicle fails because the employeess simply don't give a fuh. THen what, you lower QC standards so cars can pass and when an issue crops up you can point to your excellent record of exceeding quality control... Its a joke really
 

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I just don't believe that Mexican workers "don't give a fuh." That's a pretty blanket statement don't you think?
 
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