No, not racist. Misguided perhaps (if your mechanic's base premise is that all Italian products are sub-standard).Oh my...so now we are going to "get woke" about a CAR ..and an entire country.. so now I am a racist right?
What I was trying to get across is that generalizations regarding nationalities and "associated traits" is kind of no longer an acceptable behaviour. First time I've been regarded as woke though. lol. I merely see it as things that used to be acceptable no longer are. Kind of like using the N word. You know, stuff like that. When we choose to adapt and accept those changes is entirely up to the individual.