Originally Posted by pmeloche
Germans, french, and spaniards would buy an american car if they could provide a cheaper, more efficient, and better adapted car to their needs.
They tend to buy quite a bit of Fords and GMs over there, though. GM sells different cars under different brands (opel and Vauxhall), and Ford sells different cars, (like the Fiesta, Mondeo, a completely different Focus, etc). None of the American brands need to sell American cars over there in any great quantity, so there's no need to adapt American cars to European desires.
And America doesn't have cities dating back to the 1200s-1500s, with streets designed around walking and horseback traffic. Completely different needs and completely different markets.