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I was challenged by a colleague over buying a Japanese car as opposed to "buying American." He was disappointed that I didn't do my part to support America.

Well, instead of going down the quality, design, and price path of argument, I took this route.

My Honda was built in Ohio by Americans. I bought it in North Carolina from Americans. I paid an American to insure it. I bought the gas in it from a station that provides jobs for Americans. I paid taxes and fees to an American state. It will be serviced by Americans and an American will drive it throughout its life. I stopped short of singing My Country Tis of Thee.

People have no concept of how global economics work...
 

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Well said Melchor...

I can only add that I'm amazed at how some people have forgotten how these companies have actually pioneered good automobile construction.
Their technology has improved the auto industry immeasurably thus improving autos for all.

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I was challenged by a colleague over buying a Japanese car as opposed to "buying American." He was disappointed that I didn't do my part to support America.

Well, instead of going down the quality, design, and price path of argument, I took this route.

My Honda was built in Ohio by Americans. I bought it in North Carolina from Americans. I paid an American to insure it. I bought the gas in it from a station that provides jobs for Americans. I paid taxes and fees to an American state. It will be serviced by Americans and an American will drive it throughout its life. I stopped short of singing My Country Tis of Thee.

People have no concept of how global economics work...
I agree. But if I had to sing it would be the Battle Hymn of the Republic, acapella.
 

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Melchor1106 - I completely agree with you. I have a few coworkers with the same attitude and they drive me crazy. You should inform your coworker that Ford recently built their one millionth Fusion in Mexico......how is that supporting Americans. Chrysler builds Hemi's in Mexico, 300's/Chargers/Challengers in Cananda while GM is building Camaro's on Canada. I fail to see how buying those particular cars is supporting America ???
 

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Melchor1106 - I completely agree with you. I have a few coworkers with the same attitude and they drive me crazy. You should inform your coworker that Ford recently built their one millionth Fusion in Mexico......how is that supporting Americans. Chrysler builds Hemi's in Mexico, 300's/Chargers/Challengers in Cananda while GM is building Camaro's on Canada. I fail to see how buying those particular cars is supporting America ???

Good points, ur2, and Fred......In actual fact, we're being more supportive of our economy than those other buyers.
 

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Ask your colleague if he knows where his domestic automobile was made, and if the plant is still open. Ford is the only one I know of that still does a large bit of the production in the US, and have no plans to shut plants down. It's difficult to get solid info on GM, since GM no longer exist, and chrysler, well that's just a joke. Mitsubishi engines are in most chrysler cars, and the trucks are made in mexico.
 

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Melchor1106 - I completely agree with you. I have a few coworkers with the same attitude and they drive me crazy. You should inform your coworker that Ford recently built their one millionth Fusion in Mexico......how is that supporting Americans. Chrysler builds Hemi's in Mexico, 300's/Chargers/Challengers in Cananda while GM is building Camaro's on Canada. I fail to see how buying those particular cars is supporting America ???

Indeed.

Plus, the Chevy Lumina LTZ that we owned a few years ago was also built in Canada. (Not that we are anti-Canadian, CCT)
 

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Indeed.

Plus, the Chevy Lumina LTZ that we owned a few years ago was also built in Canada. (Not that we are anti-Canadian, CCT)
LOL, Fred, maybe not the best example of our expertise, but yeah, we can do a fair to midland job I suppose (Tuesdays to Thursdays;))

I think Canada and the U.S. has a very special relationship and I think of all our neighbours (make that neighbors) as brethren and hope that it's reciprocal.


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