The cheapest car in Mexico vs. the cheapest car in the U.S.

The red car is a 2015 Nissan Tsuru. The silver car is a 2016 Nissan Versa.
They are each the cheapest cars produced in Mexico and the United States, respectively.
This simple crash test highlights their dramatic difference in quality.

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+11 1. GerardF1 commented 4 years ago

The Mexican car is a 1991 Nissan Sentra, still being built after all these years. No wonder it failed. It comes from an era where cars were not designed to today's standards
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+5 2. fjwjr commented 4 years ago

Mexican word of the day; "Cheapest".
"She laughed so hard cheapest her pants."
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+1 3. BiMezo commented 4 years ago

#1 Not only that, but also Tsuru costs ~7100$ (~145000 MXN), while Versa ~12000$...
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+1 4. ComentAtor commented 4 years ago

#1 to prove your point
here is one of the safest cars from 1990 - volvo 940 vs an average and quite small car from 2004 Renault Modus
14 years apart and still pretty much same results
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0 5. snotraddict commented 4 years ago

I wouldn't say "build quality" so much as government regulations regarding crash worthiness.