• Z064ever avatar Z064ever Posted: 7/5/2012 11:13am PDT

    I buy made in USA by American companies.

  • fb_1421861353 avatar Jonathan Posted: 7/5/2012 10:19am PDT

    My personnel thoughts: I would, and do, place US based companies above made is US by off-shore comapanies.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/5/2012 1:58pm PDT

    In todays Global Market I would say "Made In America" is gaining more clout.

  • fb_100003634066398 avatar Robin Posted: 7/5/2012 6:52pm PDT

    My last two "American" cars, a Ford Focus SVT and Chevrolet HHR SS were both built in Mexico.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 7/5/2012 6:54am PDT

    The government kindly provides the percentage of American Content. Interestingly, "American" includes both the USA and Canada, but not Mexico. Guess we really like the Canadian :)

    The desire to "buy American" is in conflict with the realities of how cars are made. Perhaps the "% American Content" is as close as we can get.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 7/5/2012 10:38am PDT

    John - I'm sure that it is easier for UNCLE SAM to convince Americans that our English-speaking neighbors are genuinely part of North America while Mexico is part of the Spanish-speaking Central America. Also, our northern buddies were supplying Detroit long before the invasion from Europe and Asia.It is not prejudice in my opinion - just realism.

  • fb_541206264 avatar Nancy Posted: 7/12/2012 8:37am PDT

    I buy and rent models designated made in USA (VIN first digit 1, 4 or 5), by American based auto manufacturers.

  • facts? avatar facts? Posted: 12/3/2012 3:57pm PST

    If that is all there is to the auto trader research I'll call it irresponsible. It seems to be facts about uneducated opinions, which in mind is not fact then. I'd really like to see some true research done regarding the benefits of having the corporate headquarters and higher paid engineering and design facilities in the USA vs Toyota USA creating lower paying manufacturing jobs. I can't back this up but I've heard Honda USA and Toyota USA do not make any money here because their parent companies charge so much for parts, and thus don't pay taxes here. Has anyone seen a real economical impact study of American owned vs American made, not a study of how people feel?

  • diehard-1st avatar diehard-1st Posted: 1/27/2014 3:18pm PST

    FIRST OFF i DIDN'T REALIZE'TIL AFTER i POSTED BELOW THAT THIS WAS SUCH AN OLD POST. SECONDLY THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES AS YOU MENTIONED WHICH IS WHERE I GOT SOME OF MY INFO BELOW. ONE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS NOT UP TO DATE. THERE MAY BE LATER MATERIAL KICKING AROUND IF YOU CAN FIND IT. GOOD POST!

  • diehard-1st avatar diehard-1st Posted: 1/27/2014 3:12pm PST

    Well you have to look at the whole picture and determine what automakers contribute the most to our economy. Like the use of domestic materials and the location of all the research, development, design, engineering, etc. Another thing people don't realize is the fact that less than half of the foreign cars purchased in the U.S. are made in the U.S. While 7 out of 10 of the vehicles by GM, Ford and Chrysler sold in the U.S. are made in the U.S. Of course things are changing all the time but that's what is was the last time I looked.

  • fb_100003634066398 avatar Robin Posted: 7/5/2012 6:57pm PDT

    A consumer should be concerned about price and quality, not where the profits go. So for me that comes down to what company made it and where they made it.

  • tache avatar tache Posted: 7/12/2012 8:45am PDT

    I still don't understand why an Alabama built Hyundai Sonata or Volkswagen Passat is labeled as an import while an Mexican built Ford Fusion or Dodge Journey is labeled as domestic.

  • fb_1414216609 avatar Mark Posted: 6/4/2013 7:27pm PDT

    Easy...Foreign parent company

  • ModernMode avatar ModernMode Posted: 7/5/2012 12:47pm PDT

    Funny, I bought a Dodge Challenger while Chryler/Dodge was still majority American-owned. But if I were to buy another Challenger I'd be buying a foreign car owned by the Italians.

  • MikeJ avatar MikeJ Posted: 11/27/2012 5:00pm PST

    Chrysler is not owned by Fiat, Fiat owns a small bit of Chrysler group but can not touch Chrysler's profits, they only have input on what to do to make their company's bigger.

  • fb_601634786 avatar David Posted: 7/10/2012 6:57am PDT

    For me it's company first. That's why I buy Hondas. On top of that every domestic auto maker uses parts sourced from all over the world and all three domestic auto makers have even sold vehicles manufactured by foreign auto companies with their (the domestic marque) name on it. GM was and is the biggest participant in this game. Ford sold Mazda's made in Japan as Fords and Chrysler has been doing the same with Mitsubishi's for the past 30+ years even going so far as to use Mitsubishi engines in it's mini-vans. So that begs the question: How domestic are they really? Years ago my dad had a Ford Ranger with transmission parts made in France. Still, company is far more important to me than the country where it's made.

  • MikeJ avatar MikeJ Posted: 11/27/2012 4:57pm PST

    All car company's use parts that are made globally. But please, specify which cars were made by these foreign car company that the big three have slapped their name on?? Just curios where you get your bs from

  • steve7672 avatar steve7672 Posted: 3/20/2013 5:16pm PDT

    The Chrysler conquest and Dodge Stealth were both made by Mitsubishi and resold with an American badge. Do a little reading before calling someone out on their "bs"

  • fb_1414216609 avatar Mark Posted: 6/4/2013 7:26pm PDT

    Yeah...Back in the Ninetys....... And it was worse junk than anything that came out of Detroit. BTW a Mitsu engine was last used in a Mopar Minivan in 2000

  • fb_1414216609 avatar Mark Posted: 6/4/2013 7:30pm PDT

    Ask all the people how they like their Accords, TL's, Odysseys with defective Transmissions, The civics with bad auto trannys, the Asian Owned Rag "Consumer Reports" gives Honda a complete pass on..

    I won't RENT, BUY or take a Ride in JAP CRAP. You are being sold a dream

  • mgskid avatar mgskid Posted: 7/8/2012 12:47pm PDT

    After Barack Hussein Obama gave billions of our taxes dollars to bail out GM and Chrysler (read: the UAW) I would never buy either brand. I would consider Ford, but it would have to be a very desirable car.
    I prefer to buy a US built car assembled by non-union US workers...ie: Subaru,Honda,Toyota,etc.

  • MikeJ avatar MikeJ Posted: 11/27/2012 5:06pm PST

    It was a government loan which made the government MILLIONS of dollars in interest, which was repaid in advance. But if you just don't like them because they went bankrupt and got a loan then thats your choice.

  • fb_100004754072119 avatar fb_100004754072119 Posted: 7/4/2013 8:13pm PDT

    Oh, give it a rest. Obama won reelection. Now suck it.