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I just found an article that says that JLR is going to build a new factory in either Austria or Turkey. Apparently these countries have even cheaper labor costs than the southern US, and I suppose that is what it is all about these days.

4wheelnews says:
The British group, now owned by Tata Motors, is trying to expand its production outside the United Kingdom, its traditional turf. According to the Birmingham Post, JLR is hesitant to expand its production beyond its three plants in the UK due to high wage costs as well as recent pay disputes with trade unions.
This report comes from a "highly placed company source" which means that this wasn't actually announced by JLR.

A JLR spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe that the carmaker will continue to evaluate opportunities to increase its production footprint, especially in markets with “growth potential and customer demand."
http://www.4wheelsnews.com/jaguar-land-rover-mulls-new-site-in-austria-or-turkey/
 

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Seeing how open they are to markets, I wouldn't be surprised if they go to a country of an level lower economic status
 

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JLR isn't exactly known for quality, so they need to make sure that they don't sacrifice quality for affordability if they build a factory in a developing country.
 

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JLR isn't exactly known for quality, so they need to make sure that they don't sacrifice quality for affordability if they build a factory in a developing country.
I have a feeling we'll be seeing what we don't want to, which is just that.
Seems to be the trend in the industry when these moves happen.
 

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Good point. But I do think that the two are linked.
They're not. Ferraris are unreliable, Ferraris are quality pieces of machinery...

A Racing motorcycle needs its gearbox torn apart after each race, unreliable lifetime, quality engineering...
 

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They're not. Ferraris are unreliable, Ferraris are quality pieces of machinery...

A Racing motorcycle needs its gearbox torn apart after each race, unreliable lifetime, quality engineering...
I don't think something is very good quality if it is unreliable. I suppose it is good quality until it breaks, but after that it isn't very good quality anymore.
 

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I don't think something is very good quality if it is unreliable. I suppose it is good quality until it breaks, but after that it isn't very good quality anymore.
LOL **** ferrari and race bikes for machines not of very good quality.
Might be time to go back to my 90's Honda, that was reliable as ever and we know what that means!!!! 0:)
 

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I don't think something is very good quality if it is unreliable. I suppose it is good quality until it breaks, but after that it isn't very good quality anymore.
reliability can be a factor in the quality equation, but youre simply saying quality=reliability which is patently false.

Again, do you consider ferraris quality machinery? just because you neeed to maintain them meticulously compared to a toyota, doesnt mean ferraris are of worse quality than toyotas...
 

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the key takeaway is that specific types of products have different standards and ways of judging quality especially as you view it from the mindset of someone buying it.
 
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