Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sec_monkey, Jan 10, 2015.
10 best cars made in the USA | Fox News
10 best cars made in the USA
Fox / Consumer Reports
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
"Assembled in US from components made in Mexico, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia."
Most certainly NOT an American car.
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
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.
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