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10 best cars made in the USA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sec_monkey, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  2. Gesko

    Gesko Monkey

    Interesting. Lots of Toyotas and Hondas on the list though. while surely they were manufactured in the US, i would not consider those companies american ;)
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  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    "Assembled in US from components made in Mexico, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia."

    Most certainly NOT an American car.
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Sadly they are more reliable than True American cars and usually cheaper to buy new as well. I have a 18 year old Toyota Tacoma with a 4 cylinder engine and 5 speed manual, 205,000 miles on it, still going strong. My 8 year old Toyota Corolla 4 cylinder Auto has 140,000 on it as well and is my primary vehicle, also going strong. Before this the longest I had an American vehicle was a ford truck bought new in 1985 and drove until 1996. 140,000 miles or so on it but had to replace first the transmission, and later the engine. I will stick with Hondas and Toyotas
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  5. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless

    FWIW, I work in manufacturing (hence the "mfg" in my screen name), so my livelihood is tied to American manufacturing... and while I agreed with the traditional viewpoint of what constitutes an "American" vehicle for a long time, I've come to think otherwise.

    As long as the auto makers are publicly traded companies, their nation of origin doesn't really matter - anyone, just about anywhere, can own stock in any American, Japanese, European, or other car company.

    Not to discount the importance of assembly jobs, but THIS is a much more relevant measure of what counts as American made. [winkthumb]
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