Cheap Cheap China ... I have been waiting to see when the flood gates open for the Chinese Auto Makers to dump their load on the US market. Still not happening yet. Know why? This is why! The Chinese car factories are trying to grow to meet domestic demands. The people are consuming at a rapidly growing pace. Interesting to see all these new cars in my travels. There is one particular compact I saw a lot of that looks prime for their export lead. Now, you may think that the Chinese are not quality conscious. This is where you will see the change. Several large manufacturers have had auto factories in China for several years. This has been GM's biggest growth market. Others include BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, Buick, Toyota and Nissan to name a few. In fact, GM may end up as the American ditributor... go figure, now that Uncle Sam owns GM... and we owe the Chinese so much debt. A match made in heaven? What does all this mean? They have already developed the quality standards to make an explosive and successful entry into the US market. It's just a matter of generating enough volume to support more than the domestic demands. On the quality front... I have seen these cars up close and personal. They look every bit as good as the best Japanese cars. I rode in a new Beemer X6 on the last trip... made in China.... it was every bit as tight and smooth as one made in the BMW factory. Not a flaw anywhere. Fit and finish were amazing. So.... you think the US Autoworkers have a problem now? Hang on baby, it's about to get even worse. Expect the flood to start mid-2011 based on estimates I heard.