Why not skip over fixing the roads and put the money into public transportation (at least for urban areas). That way we use the roads less and produce less emissions as well. Win-win.
We can do both
The Megane is not the same as a Versa. The last-gen one was also a Renault Scala, but even all this is giving way, way too much credit. He specifically mentioned France. The only shared Nissan/Renault platform cars for sale in the US are the Rogue/Qashqai, the last Juke, maybe the Kicks? I’m sure that’s what he meant.
The main problems with unions, corporations, and governments is that they’re run by people. They may start with an ideology that is supposed to benefit the masses, but eventually it’ll get taken over by some asshat(s) who are hellbent on getting as much out of it for themselves as they can no matter the expense.