Oh goodie, then I better get my order in. Sort of knew this and totally believable.
I guess the early recalls on the 1.6L gas aren't a big deal IMHO, kind of normal,
seem to be worked out by now and not related to the hybrid directly.
One of the sales people at the local dealership told me the Hermosillo plant
is the most defect free car manufacturing facility in the world. He said unlike
in the US, the Mexican workers are paid and incentivized to identify defects
as soon as they are seen. In the US, the bonus structure is based on net
production and defects. Anybody else ever hear this?
Weird, maybe you are right. I found this, although I don't know if this website is just self promoting or what.
"Look no farther than Ford Motor Co., which, in 1983, initiated manufacturing operations in Hermosillo, capital of Sonora, and began assembly two years later of the 1985 Tracer model under the Lincoln Mercury brand. That plant has grown steadily, even against the backdrop of economic ups-and-downs in the industry and U.S. economy, and now employs in excess of 3,000 workers. Not only has the plant grown and spawned a plethora of auto related industries and providers, but it has done so establishing and maintaining one of the most efficient (defect-free) plants in the industry."