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    Mitsubishi that cost me an arm and a leg every time something went wrong. I guess i got a lemon. 2 weeks ago it finally met it's end and it is no more. Now I'm looking for a new car, going to take my time with this purchase.

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    On my second Jeep Wrangler, always modified a bit for off roading, and some engine tweaks.

    BMW also. If foreign, I go German. Love Italian (Alfa in the past), but can't afford the upkeep.
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    I've pretty much owned domestic cars all my life, even though, no matter the name in the last 15 years, the cars are really made all over the world...

    Sidenote...due to circumstances beyond my control...

    I had to sell my 56 F150 about 4 months ago...

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    Originally posted by Hybridmonolith
    Quite the statement with no proof, GM still provides jobs for americans.
    Why are you doubting me? As a camaro owner, i thought you would know these things before spending your hard earned money on products you think are made in the USA.

    Here's the proof http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=4199

    Also, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, and many other "foreign" companies STILL provide jobs for Americans
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    Originally posted by Suzie
    Mitsubishi that cost me an arm and a leg every time something went wrong. I guess i got a lemon. 2 weeks ago it finally met it's end and it is no more. Now I'm looking for a new car, going to take my time with this purchase.
    I would be interested in hearing about the contenders. Let us know, if you feel like sharing. Perhaps someone here has some insight on one of the selections.

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    Originally posted by rickabilities
    Why are you doubting me? As a camaro owner, i thought you would know these things before spending your hard earned money on products you think are made in the USA.

    Here's the proof http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=4199

    Also, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, and many other "foreign" companies STILL provide jobs for Americans
    What proof is that? I say's nothing about being built in other counties. Where's the stuff about the plant in some desert, paying 1.50 an hour.?
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    Originally posted by rickabilities
    Why are you doubting me? As a camaro owner, i thought you would know these things before spending your hard earned money on products you think are made in the USA.

    Here's the proof http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=4199

    Also, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, and many other "foreign" companies STILL provide jobs for Americans
    Just as GM provides jobs for foreigners.

    GM's Hydra-matic transmissions are used in BMW's, Holdens, Rovers and Hummers, for example.

    GM operates a transmission facility in France as well, if I recall correctly.

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    And BMW has a huge plant in Georgia.

    Are we done yet? EVERY car is an amalgamation of parts from different countries. Hell Harley Davidson motorcycles are more Canadian than American.

    I don't even understand why people are arguing over something so patently dumb. You want an ALL American car you best not buy anything newer than about a 1935 Desoto.

    Yeesh.

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    Originally posted by Hybridmonolith
    What proof is that? I say's nothing about being built in other counties. Where's the stuff about the plant in some desert, paying 1.50 an hour.?
    Try to follow your own train of thought here. You said you like to give jobs to "your own people" which i'm assuming are Americans. But you stated you own a Camaro SS, which I just showed you proof is or shall i saw was built in Canada.

    Plus do you want to enlighten us on what car is currently being sold and marketed in the United States that are being manufactured by people making 1.50/hr??????
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    Originally posted by rickabilities
    Try to follow your own train of thought here. You said you like to give jobs to "your own people" which i'm assuming are Americans. But you stated you own a Camaro SS, which I just showed you proof is or shall i saw was built in Canada.

    Plus do you want to enlighten us on what car is currently being sold and marketed in the United States that are being manufactured by people making 1.50/hr??????
    As far as i'm concerned this conversation is over. Like Bouncer said, It's Stupid.
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    i agree. but my original purpose was to show how stupid your first post was for being bias for "american" manufacturers.
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    both car and trk are american

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    Originally posted by Bouncer
    And BMW has a huge plant in Georgia.

    Yeesh.

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    I currently drive a 2000 2-Door Honda Civic. The only thing i don't like about it is that it doesn't have enough power for me. Wish i could of got a Prelude (I don't soup up my cars).

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    If it is a car i will buy foreign Honda/Toyota.
    But trucks i like both foreign non-foreign. i like those dodge pickups.

    I used to like Ford pickups but not anymore....never had a thing for chevy's.

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    Thumbs up HONDAS RULE

    I personally drive a 1990 Honda Accord 4 door LX model. It is automatic and just turned over 179,000 miles. I have updated the wheels with ones off of a 1998 Acura CL. They are 16" wheels. I have also replaced the turn signal lenses (down in the bumper) and the marker light lenses with the clear ones. Runs great ... guess the fact that I am a Honda technician might help.

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    Re: HONDAS RULE

    Originally posted by mwkirchner
    I personally drive a 1990 Honda Accord 4 door LX model. It is automatic and just turned over 179,000 miles. I have updated the wheels with ones off of a 1998 Acura CL. They are 16" wheels. I have also replaced the turn signal lenses (down in the bumper) and the marker light lenses with the clear ones. Runs great ... guess the fact that I am a Honda technician might help.

    I guess at your age it's time to settle down with a nice, quiet, dependable car.

    Just messing with you.

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    Well I really don't know what i have my 2000 mazda truck is really a ford ranger. So is it foreign or domestic??? I don't know

    And my wifes car is a 2002 Saab. Pretty awesome car IMO..

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