John Harmer was once Ronald Reagan's second-in-command. He campaigns against pornography. And he's the COO of Geely USA. We happen to like smut, and we also think the Geely's a preposterous little pile of crap. That said, the Chinese are coming, and they will learn. Harmer's being cautious with the rollout, test-marketing the cars in Puerto Rico so they can't run off and escape, and only expects to sell 5,000 of the little buggers the first year, as opposed to Bricklin's grandiose predictions for Chery. Still, man, the only way we're getting in one is if it's equipped with the anti-collision rod.
Slow Boat from China [AutoWeek]
China's Geely in Detroit: Little, Crooked, $10,000 [Internal]