• BHO Posted: 10/19/2009 2:12pm PDT

    Strong Yen is a nice way of saying "Weak Dollar" so while this strong Yen is great for Honda the weak dollar is terrible for the Big 3 who are now getting less dollars for their cars overseas.

  • AutoBoy Posted: 10/19/2009 2:24pm PDT

    Would call this a silver lining in an otherwise rough situation for USA Inc. Something of a metaphor for the grim realities associated with generational theft being commmitted by our politicians. Failing to explain the true cost of deficit spending is akin to failing to tell us the truth around hurtful impacts of certain actions on the environment. In the case of deficit spending, may seem noble/moral short-term to spend on things like healthcare, and other entitlements. Long-term, it's simply generational theft. Again, happy to see some opportunities here in the US. Bigger picture, a hint of things to come.

  • greedo Posted: 10/19/2009 2:31pm PDT

    BHO got it dead on. On the other hand, it also means domestic cars are comparatively more afforable than imports, which, since the U.S. is the biggest car market around, could end up working in their favor.

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 10/19/2009 6:28pm PDT

    If it means we get a cheaper Fit I'm all for it. Heard there's a hybrid in the works as well.

  • carguy Posted: 10/19/2009 7:00pm PDT

    BHO i actually think this is good for the big 3. They make most of their sites for export overseas and get paid in local currencies which will mean more $$ for their annual reports.

  • cooldude Posted: 10/19/2009 9:06pm PDT

    Thats good news to America.

  • Shabbier Bronxites Posted: 10/20/2009 3:42am PDT

    This can only be good for automotive competition, and the U.S. economy. But if it's true, it'll be one more non-union plant in the south that weights the industry even further away from Detroit.

  • Simpson Posted: 10/21/2009 3:15am PDT

    Maybe Honda can buy parts or factories from the big 3 - this could be a good move for everyone.