The Samoyed breed is characterized by an alert
and happy expression and Star is a fine exponent of those
aesthetic virtues. Looking good however is only part of
the equation. It is important to add those qualities onto
a chassis which is built to last.
A friend of mine who works for Nissan cars
in Sunderland explained to me that, once the cars are finished
on the production line, they all have to pass a rigorous
quality control standard. Any faults found appear as a score
and if the finished article scores more than 10 it is sent
back to the production line to rectify anything which will
impact their durability and reputation.
Interestingly he also said that they regularly
buy their rivals' cars and put them through the same testing.
One manufacturer achieved a score of 120! Needless to say
I have never bought from that company!