domestic brands

Trump & Clinton use fear of the foreign to sway voters
Trump & Clinton use fear of the foreign to sway voters

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump isn't afraid to make xenophobic statements if they'll rile up his base of supporters. For example, he's repeatedly promised to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. And of course, he proposed a ban on all Muslims traveling to America. For those...Read More»

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Feeling Patriotic? GM, Ford Vehicles Top Made In America Index

Americans are increasingly rediscovering the importance of buying local, or buying U.S.-made products. And for some households, that value system extends to their family vehicle. Yet it’s not entirely clear what constitutes ‘made in America’ for a car or truck. There is no...Read More»

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Buy American: Ten 2014 Vehicles That Wave The Stars And Stripes

Deciding to buy an American vehicle can sound like a pretty straightforward mission. But as most shoppers focused on that will find out, it's not nearly as clear-cut as it sounds. To outline flip sides of the argument, and issues you should consider: A vehicle is still the most labor-intensive...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

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J.D. Power: Most Interior Quality Problems Are Design Issues

A good Initial Quality report from J.D. Power and Associates can give a manufacturer bragging rights and increase showroom traffic. Conversely, a bad initial quality report can cast a black cloud over a particular make and model of automobile. Many of the “quality problems” reported by...Read More»

YouGov Impression scores for International, Domestic, Mid-Market, and Luxury cars, May & June 2011
Study: Detroit's Image Dinged, Foreign & Luxury Autos Shine

Last week, we reported on June auto sales stats, which showed big gains for America's Big Three, as well as for German and Korean marques. But a new survey from YouGov hints that Detroit's triumphs may be short-lived if automakers don't begin to address some serious image problems. YouGov is a...Read More»

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Want To Buy American? You Can't In San Francisco

As incredible as this may sound, the city of San Francisco, California, has just lost its final domestic car dealership. San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury closed on April 30, 2011, which means that there are now no domestic new car dealerships within the city’s 47.6 square mile area. Want to...Read More»

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Currency, Supply Issues A Window Of Opportunity For Detroit Automakers?

This spring and summer, General Motors [NYSE: GM] and Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] both have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and bolster their small-car sales. Concerns regarding gas prices, coupled with currency issues and earthquake-related supply pinches, might altogether help...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
J.D. Power: Fewer Shoppers Avoiding Domestics For Reliability

For Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, among several other domestic and Korean brands, it looks like perceptions are finally catching up with reality. According to J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Avoider Study, which focuses on the reasons why shoppers fail to consider—or avoid—a...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
J.D. Power Study: Domestics Take The Lead In Vehicle Appeal

No doubt about it at this point, domestic-brand vehicles are more reliable than they used to be. And if you still snicker dismissively when we say that a number of domestic-brand vehicles really do get our pulse going and are better than many imports, it might serve to know that J.D. Power is...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Survey Shows Renewed Trust In American Cars, Especially Ford

In recent months and years, U.S. automakers have rallied that American cars are now on equal or better footing than Japanese (and Korean) cars in terms of quality, reliability, and durability. The campaigns, along with sea-change improvements in some of the products coming from Detroit, as observed...Read More»

2007 Cadillac DTS
American Brands Shine In J.D. Power Dependability Survey

No, buying American won't get you an undependable disaster-on-wheels; in fact, it's likely to get you a more reliable, trouble-free car. In the latest proof of this, from marketing-information authority J.D. Power and Associates, seven of the ten models with the lowest number of problems, on...Read More»

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