Originally Posted by Daniel TD5
ps if they are hand build why do they full apart
Because they're hand built! You only have to look at TVR and, until recently at least, Aston Martin who have been trying to solve that problem for years. 'Ah, but it all adds to the character of the car, sir and isn't it delightful having the name of the chap who put it together stamped on the engine block?'.
'Hand built' - a cunning marketing wheeze employed by manufacturers to fool you into thinking it's better built, whereas all it really means is that they haven't invested in state-of-the-art technology to cut out laborious, and expensive, production methods. Compare London built shotguns - lovingly put together by ageing craftsmen over the course of two years and yours for £30,000. Alternatively, you can buy a top quality Italian gun where they use high-tech equipment to do the laborious jobs and use craftsmen to hand-finish it. End result - an exquisite piece of workmanship but at a third of the price.