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    Cars made mostly with American parts

    The Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, and Honda Accord rank higher than any Ford or GM car in terms of having their parts come from this country.

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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Yep, and yet some folks still wont buy a foreign car because they want to "support America".



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yep, and yet some folks still wont buy a foreign car because they want to "support America".

    Well if the majority of there parts are made in America are the really foreign?



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Well if the majority of there parts are made in America are the really foreign?

    Kind of my point. Even if the parts werent made here, a lot of these cars are assembled here by American workers.



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yep, and yet some folks still wont buy a foreign car because they want to "support America".
    Well either it's a foreign car or it's made in America. I don't consider a Camry a foreign car. I don't consider a Tundra a foreign pickup.


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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Kind of my point. Even if the parts werent made here, a lot of these cars are assembled here by American workers.
    Well that could be said for any vehicle not on the list as well. They disqualified any vehicle with a foreign parts content over 75%.


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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Well if the majority of there parts are made in America are the really foreign?
    The cars? They arent.

    Though where are the profits going?



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Well either it's a foreign car or it's made in America. I don't consider a Camry a foreign car. I don't consider a Tundra a foreign pickup.

    You dont but many do. I buy Honda's. Alway have, probably always will. My CRV was assembled in Canada I think. Not sure where my Pilot was. Quite a few are done in Ohio if I remember correctly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The cars? They arent.

    Though where are the profits going?
    That's a good point. I guess if I were going to use the "supporting America excuse" that's the route I would go.


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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The cars? They arent.

    Though where are the profits going?
    Shareholders?

    Investments?

    CEO bonuses?

    Employee bonuses?

    I assume the profits go to the same places that they go to for Ford or any other company besides GM.



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The cars? They arent.

    Though where are the profits going?

    I know this .



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    I'm happy to finally live in a time where companies like Ford are making a few cars that you don't have to make excuses for. I've owned cars for the last 24 years and this is the first time I can honestly say that.



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm happy to finally live in a time where companies like Ford are making a few cars that you don't have to make excuses for. I've owned cars for the last 24 years and this is the first time I can honestly say that.
    I saw the new Taurus today and it was the first time I noticed one, but it was a pretty sharp looking car. I was kind of surprised.


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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The cars? They arent.

    Though where are the profits going?
    Nobody seems to care about buying American when they buy TV's, DVD players, stereos, etc. I don't understand the big hang-up on cars.

    Even though the profits may be leaving the country, they are still providing American jobs. And even if they weren't, I'm sorry, but a car is a big expense and I'm going to buy what I think is the best, most reliable model I can get for my hard-earned dollar no matter what the nameplate says.

    If I narrowed it down to two cars I felt were mostly equal and one was a Honda and one was a Ford I'd absolutely buy the American product. But it's not a primary motivator for me and never will be.



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    Re: Cars made mostly with American parts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Shareholders?

    Investments?

    CEO bonuses?

    Employee bonuses?

    I assume the profits go to the same places that they go to for Ford or any other company besides GM.



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