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    In general, which country makes the best products?

    It use to be "Made in Japan" - now it's "Made in China" or "Hecho en Mexico". I see fewer and fewer products made in the USA. Please vote for your favorite haven for sweat shops.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    I'd probably say somebody like the Swiss make the best products. You dont get a reputation for meticulous work and quality by making crap.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Italians and the Swiss..Great Chocolate, Cars and shoes..What more can we ask for?

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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Italians and the Swiss..Great Chocolate, Cars and shoes..What more can we ask for?
    Chrysler/Mercedes - a German car. BMW - a German car. Volkswagon - a German car.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Taiwan baby! I have gotten some of the best plastic trinkets from there...
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati ...ITALIAN CARS!

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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Germans, its almost like they are engineering machines!
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati ...ITALIAN CARS!
    Try driving one of those cars over a pot hole and they become plastic and scrap metal.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Guess you have never driven a Fiat.

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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Guess you have never driven a Fiat.
    I've been in a Fiat - they're ok, but I can hardly get in the door.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    I am not going to vote, simply because the question is far too general.


    Toyota Pickups are awesome. Have a laugh and get educated about the vehicle of the century!

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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Cars? What's all this garbage about Mercedes and Ferraris?

    You do realise, Tink, that the Ford Mustang practically RAPED team Ferrari in almost every race the Mustang was involved in after its birth, right? Hell, there's been entire MOVIES made where cars where the main focus: Gone in 60 Seconds (original AND remake), Vanishing Point, to name two.

    Not to mention, American cars, man. Challenger, Charger, Camaro, CHevelle, Nova, T-bird, we're talking gas guzzling thigh rumbling engines that let out a sheet greasing roar like a lion in heat.

    Greased Lightning wasn't Eurotrash for a reason....no one's gonna bother singin about it, much less naming a movie after it.

    America (maybe not so much NOW) used to have top quality products. Our industry has shrunken over the years, which is regrettable. But you just can't beat a metal frame with a dash board that'd knock your teeth out if you hit someone head on. That "Take me back in time" nostalgia provided by the classic hot rods for which there is only ONE nationality.

    Nowadays...people have ZERO taste in cars. Hopped up rice burners with enough wings to be mistaken for a plane and bass cannons rattlin the windows or some low ridin European reject that could push a pack of cigarettes but would fold up like oragami if it even hit a road sign...insults to the automobile industry just like how most bikes are to the motorcyle industry. There's only premium product to get, and it has a seven letter word written after "Made In" and that word is "America."

    Italian cars are impotency masks and I can't drive anything German without getting the urge to apologise to every Jewish person I meet.

    Outside that, and based on the watches alone, I'd say Swiss is the way to go.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    I choose made in Germany they ave the best product in Machinery. All people around the world know that except U.S.

    I choose France if we talk about Fashion.

    I choose U.K. if we want to talk about Military stuff, They are the only one have Vertical takeoff Fighter jet.

    I don't get it why people choose China. They might be have cheapest stuff but they hardly make high end quality product. They can make so so quality but with higer price as well. The only genuine good product in china is art product.

    About U.S. Stuff, what I know they make good Missile & Nuclear bomb. Other than that it's so so. But wait .... Texas Cotton is the best Cotton in the world, also U.S. Maine Lobster, Seattle Salmon, Hawaii pearl & entertainment industries. Is this product count?
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagasena View Post
    I choose made in Germany they ave the best product in Machinery. All people around the world know that except U.S.
    Says who? I drive a BMW.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagasena
    I choose U.K. if we want to talk about Military stuff, They are the only one have Vertical takeoff Fighter jet.
    Are you kidding? The abrams, the bradley, the F-15, F-22, the Virginia class submarine, the nuclear carrier, and for VSTOL aircraft, Joint Strike Fighter can do that as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagasena
    About U.S. Stuff, what I know they make good Missile & Nuclear bomb. Other than that it's so so. But wait .... Texas Cotton is the best Cotton in the world, also U.S. Maine Lobster, Seattle Salmon, Hawaii pearl & entertainment industries. Is this product count?
    Now I know you are kidding me, we produce most of the worlds goods including the best electronics, textiles and aircraft.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squatch347 View Post
    VSTOL aircraft, Joint Strike Fighter can do that as well..
    Key-word = joint


    Who else is involved I wonder?

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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleflipper View Post
    Key-word = joint


    Who else is involved I wonder?
    Its was named the Joint Strike fighter because it was a joint project between the Marines, Navy and Airforce. After it was accepted other nations were invited to purchase some of the aircraft as well. Irregardless, designed and built right here
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squatch347 View Post
    Its was named the Joint Strike fighter because it was a joint project between the Marines, Navy and Airforce. After it was accepted other nations were invited to purchase some of the aircraft as well. Irregardless, designed and built right here
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Its cute that you think that turtle. On another note whats with Canada pretty much eliminating its military? You guys are down to like one division.
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

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    I choose made in Germany they ave the best product in Machinery. All people around the world know that except U.S.

    Says who? I drive a BMW.
    I doubt that you are american then.....

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    I choose U.K. if we want to talk about Military stuff, They are the only one have Vertical takeoff Fighter jet.

    Are you kidding? The abrams, the bradley, the F-15, F-22, the Virginia class submarine, the nuclear carrier, and for VSTOL aircraft, Joint Strike Fighter can do that as well.
    Ok ok ok ...... I know you are military I never say U.S. Military stuff as a cheap stuff anyway

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    About U.S. Stuff, what I know they make good Missile & Nuclear bomb. Other than that it's so so. But wait .... Texas Cotton is the best Cotton in the world, also U.S. Maine Lobster, Seattle Salmon, Hawaii pearl & entertainment industries. Is this product count?

    Now I know you are kidding me, we produce most of the worlds goods including the best electronics, textiles and aircraft.
    Made in U.S.A.

    but

    I think Japan still hold the Gold medal for best electronic.
    And textile I think even U.S.A. France still inporting Good quality Textile from India & Indonesia.

    And aircraft yaah let's add aircraft in my quotation

    But my favourite air craft still Concorde
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    Re: In general, which country makes the best products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagasena View Post
    I doubt that you are american then.....
    Born and raised, I know tons of people who drive German cars, Audis are pretty good as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by nagasena
    I think Japan still hold the Gold medal for best electronic.
    And textile I think even U.S.A. France still inporting Good quality Textile from India & Indonesia.
    We are most certainly importing from Indonesia, they make awesome shoes and textiles. And I'm not sure, though Japan makes awesome electronics to be sure, Dell, Apple, Microsoft, TX Instruments, are all american.

    Quote Originally Posted by nagasena
    But my favourite air craft still Concorde
    She sure was fast, and the accident record was undeserved, it was a great aircraft.
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