|Quote, originally posted by knicks125 »|
|CaymanS is right. Personal attacks have no place in this forum.|
Okay, these discussions do not belong in here, either take it off the forums and discuss in private or start another thread. I'd suggest the former.
My final word(s) on this, and then I'll drop it.
Since when is it a "personal attack" to simply challenge one's somewhat far-fetched sounding credentials when they have blatantly disparaged another brand of car?
C'mon.... I defined the term 'metal-head' as a reference that Mega must be somewhat on the younger side of the age spectrum. He's quite forthright with his hobby/career(?) on here, so I simply mentioned it. The term 'metal-head' is usually somewhat a term of endearment in that crowd from what I remember. And the main reason I brought up age in the first place was to wonder how someone young enough to still be in a band could have the time to fly around Korea working in Hyundai factories.
And that aside, again why is it wrong to simply challenge one's credentials a bit to establish the reliability of their opinions? I'm sorry that I'm not privvy to the obvious long standing community knowledge base on here that Mega works for "Hyundai Corporate". I live in Detroit, so pardon my skepticism and hesitance to accept that a metal guitarist from Nebraska has flown around Korea and seen and worked in all/some of their factories. If he said he was from the West Coast somewhere, I'd be a bit more inclined to accept it at face value. Hyunda/KIA's design center is in California, and their North American Tech Center (HATCI) is here in Ann Arbor MI. I'm not aware of a Hyundai Corporate outpost anywhere in Nebraska, unless Mega works for some NE-based contractor, which IS quite possible I admit. I also admit that it's possible that he has moved to either California or Alabama somewhere in the recent past to work for Hyundai OR he works for some kind of engineering firm that supports the Alabama plant. He could also be a Hyundai regional dealer or parts/service rep too. But if that was the case, I would still have to question his manufacturing/engineering "street cred" a bit. Maybe he can share here a enough of a description of his role to protect his confidentiallity but still satiate our "inquiring minds".
Bottom line: Since Mega made some pretty serious claims about KIA, I was simply attempting to establish the legitimacy of his ability to make those claims. I still haven't really seen any concrete facts from anyone to support him. I still hope that some are forthcoming.
If his claims about KIA ARE correct and still accurate, then I encourage him to contact "Schnauzer" over at the kia-forums.com website and have some private conversations with him. "Schnauzer" is purportedly an ex-Nissan employee who is fairly highly placed within KIA. He is an active participant in many threads at kia-forums.com. I'm sure that Schnauzer would be interested in knowing where KIA's slacking when compared to Hyundai. Schnauzer has been very adamant that KIA is very serious and motivated when it comes to improving quality and dealer/customer relations.
I'm not trying to start any 'sh-t' here..... but I do like sticking to verifiable facts. My apologies to Mega if he's completely legit and takes any offense to this.
Modified by SpectraMan at 6:53 AM 1/5/2007