China has come a long way from the days when Mao was in power. They've risen to be one of the biggest consumers of oil, producers of goods and seem to enjoy a fair bit of wealth now as well. As a result, the cars produced over in China have come a long way in a very short amount of time. In the olden days, owning a car was a dream for everyone who wasn't Mao and riding a bicycle or some kind of animal was the reality. Now though, we have cars like this:
Being mass produced and sold to the general public. Sure there are a lot of knockoffs of cars from other companies but that's not the point of this post. I'm curious, if Chinese cars ever reached a point where they could meet US/EU regulations and be sold world wide, would you buy one? I don't mean the long wheel base Audis that are sold in China either, I mean cars owned by, built in and sold in China. They often seem to be cheap cars that are decently well equipped and don't always have the worst styling ever seen. I would buy one as long as it met US crash test standards.