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nraacct

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:12:42 PM

As the auto industry rapidly changes, distinctions that were once clear in terms of which cars or manufacturers are truly "American" have blurred. Domestic brands have been bought and sold by foreign companies, while many Japanese automakers boast significant production from domestically located factories.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:11:23 PM

Shocking????
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:21:54 PM

"Shockingly?"
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bston
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 6:08:09 PM

Ok
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:45:14 AM

Umm. 5 of the 10 are US companies
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:05:42 AM

K
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:39:18 AM

What does that tell you.
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 5:24:59 AM

No surprise here. Excessive union demands gave been pushing jobs away from the US for decades.
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:48:37 AM

Lets see My GMC was built in Mexico....
My Fiesta was built in Mexico.....
My latest VW Passat was built in Tennessee....
Guess you can see the direction I'm headed....

It sure as H___L won't be anything made in Mexico !!!!!

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 7/28/2013 4:50:13 AM EST]
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:35:34 AM

Old news
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Wsamson7121
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:23:32 AM

No surprise to me.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:01:04 AM

Not surprising in the global market.
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duybn
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:34:03 AM

no surprise..and all the complains and hate
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:26:26 AM

And some cars we think are made here are made in Mexico, Canada, China, India, etc. Government motors is 70% in China now.
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Cashless
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:23:24 AM

Great. Good to know.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:17:57 AM

Many "Japanese" cars are assembled in the United States.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:30:44 AM

No surprises
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:26:27 AM

gee, as if this was not a known fact...
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:23:54 AM

How about that.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:18:08 AM

que?
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:16:17 AM

No surprises
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:51:32 PM

Vehicles are multinational.
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CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:50:56 PM

Why is this surprising?
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:17:24 PM

Not shocking to me.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:54:41 PM

My first new car, a Pontiac, had a transmission built in Spain - this was in 1977. In my most recent new car, a Civic, the only thing built in Japan was the transaxle. And that Japanese-made component failed at 83,000 miles. A replacement bearing sent by Honda was also defective. Go figure.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:47:36 PM

MUST BE A GOOD REASON WHY.
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Spankster85
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:37:01 PM

I've been telling people this for years.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:55:37 PM

And vice versa.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:49:58 PM

It makes a difference because most of the profits go back to the 'home country'.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:45:41 PM

As long as they're well-made, who cares?
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:05:40 PM

Not shocking
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:58:01 PM

What if I want a Japanese car? Should I get a GM?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:57:21 PM

OK
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:12:39 PM

Do "The Big Three" supply parts to just about all brands?
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:10:14 PM

Wait...what..?
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:07:34 PM

HeeHeeHaa...
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rich13251
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:00:20 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:13:52 PM

No kidding eh?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:08:03 PM

Old news!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:58:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:40:45 PM

I'm happy with my mostly all American Toyota Camry. It is a little lower because it is a hybrid but pretty soon all that extra stuff will be made and assembled here also.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:28:42 PM

Say it ain't so --
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:21:32 PM

Blurred lines!

I know you want it, cause your a good girl.

Sayonara.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:53:40 PM

Is there anything out there American?
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:52:12 PM

Yawn
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Infidels
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:51:54 PM

Even the link provided doesn't break down what "All-American" means
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:28:41 PM

The U.S. automobile industry sold out to the japanese because Union workers knew they were lazy and let quality slide. It cost many of them jobs and they cried about it. They will have to fight back but most americans don't want to work. They would rather sit behind a desk in front of a computer. America was built on strong work beliefs even if they had to get dirty hands.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:17:33 PM

Interesting!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:01:29 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:55:06 PM

sad but true
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:53:03 PM

Truth is always shocking for some.
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:48:25 PM

So it goes.
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