China Gets One of America's Top TWATs

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
china gets one of america s top twats

When TTAC revealed its Ten Worst Automobiles Today (TWAT) awards for 2006, the Jeep Compass "won" the second slot. "A pox on their house for building the Compass," William C. Montgomery wrote in his summary. It's "an ugly, gangly, underpowered, mud-aversive half-breed… turning all who see it– or God forbid buy it– into grotesque, bobble-headed morons." China Knowledge is reporting that Chrysler is now sharing this transformational tragedy with consumers in The People's Republic of China. In fact, they plan to sell 50k of them to unsuspecting Chinese. BTW, the move was initiated long before America received tens of millions of lead-painted toys.

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  • Joekawasaki Joekawasaki on Sep 17, 2007

    What do you expect from a company who's entire identity was stolen by our government & placed in the hands of the lowest bidder.

  • Tentacles Tentacles on Sep 17, 2007
    Of course, if they lead the Jeep charge with the Compass, they will never build the same brand purpose in China. They may not care. The average Chinese have bigger things to worry about than recreational traverses of the local Rubicon equivalent. Hardly needed. Jeep is already a household name in China, in the for of Beijing Jeep, one of the very first foreign joint ventures dating back to the early 80s, almost as far as the VAG prescence. IF they lack anything, it's certainly not brand recognition. Of course, the joint venture facility in Beijing now belong to ze Germans, happily cranking out C-class and E-class sedans for the Chinese market, so who knows where that leaves Chrysler - How are those Sebrings coming along?

  • Stuntnun Stuntnun on Sep 18, 2007

    the prius is still much uglier-if you just judge by looks-and i guess it wouldnt be so bad to buy a compass right now with a life time warrenty-plus you can say your riding a TWAT

  • Ryan Knuckles Ryan Knuckles on Sep 18, 2007

    When I saw the title of this article, I thought Hilary had finally given up on America. Maybe she'd look better in traditional Chinese face paint?