@MoPho well, seeing that my Cayenne was made in Slovakia, I guess the answer is yes. Toyota/Lexus, MB and a few other foreign auto makers make some of their cars in the US. Toyota, Lexus and Porsche maintain their reliability despite not being made in the country they are synonymous with. MB still can't make a reliable car regardless of where it's made...
What matters is the processes the manufacturer put in place to ensure a high level of product. When my company responds to an RFP for our services, we have to explain our processes to ensure consistent quality of service. We can't just say that Joe Bob does a really good job all the time and that's good enough. With a boutique shop, that's kinda how it is though.
Again, I am not talking about reliability, I am talking about paying a premium to buy into a brands mystique. No one would pay $500k for a Ferrari or a McLaren made in China
Your Cayenne (which are partially built at the VW Toureg plant in Slovakia then finished at the plant in Leipzig, Germany) is one of Porsche's mainstream high volume bread and butter cars, it's not the same as a boutique halo exotic like a GT3 RS or 918, McLaren, Ferrari, etc.. People passionate about cars buy into an exotic sports cars mystique with little regard for reliability, I know because I have had a bunch of British Sports cars LOL
And again, you can't really compare cars to bikes, there is so much more engineering, design, features, performance, feel, smell, touch points, etc., that are unique to the brand/country of origin put into a car vs a bicycle.
I agree with you in regards to the processes put in place to ensure the quality (and why I won't buy the non branded bikes), but what do you think a company like Colnago is doing more to ensure that quality than Giant (who does the manufacturing for Colnago I believe) to make it worth the premium?