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Old 06-09-2007, 07:57 AM   #11
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No use in buying domestic anymore, more and more of them are built in other nations. I prefer buying cars MADE in the US regardless of the brand. Given a choice between some domestic senior exec making the money on a car built overseas or some foreign senior exec making money on a car built in the US, I'd rather see the US factory worker get the cash.

Main problem with this country is the attitude of the bottom dollar and pleasing the shareholder. Too many companies now have the idea that pleasing the shareholder is their ONLY job. It's getting to be where you can't even pay for a quality item anymore, you can only pay more for the same piece of crap they sell at the 99 cent store. US companies need to go back to the attitude of making a decent, hard wearing, long lasting product, and giving the shareholders less of a return. This way we can buy decent products and the shareholder can still make money, just not quite as much.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #12
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No use in buying domestic anymore, more and more of them are built in other nations. I prefer buying cars MADE in the US regardless of the brand. Given a choice between some domestic senior exec making the money on a car built overseas or some foreign senior exec making money on a car built in the US, I'd rather see the US factory worker get the cash.

Main problem with this country is the attitude of the bottom dollar and pleasing the shareholder. Too many companies now have the idea that pleasing the shareholder is their ONLY job. It's getting to be where you can't even pay for a quality item anymore, you can only pay more for the same piece of crap they sell at the 99 cent store. US companies need to go back to the attitude of making a decent, hard wearing, long lasting product, and giving the shareholders less of a return. This way we can buy decent products and the shareholder can still make money, just not quite as much.
Amen to that statement!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:14 PM   #13
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I agree as well.
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #14
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id buy a chevy or ford over honda or toyota anyday. just cuz the simple fact that i dont like japaneese cars. to me thier all starting to blend together with the same look with the same colors. ANYCAR will last as long as any other as long as its been properly maintained.

good example is my chevette. GM built, and guess what 27 years later and it still fires right up. dont see any 27 year old hondas or toyotas floating around...

im not saying GM is almighty and better than any other make but how do you know lets say a late 90's honda or toyota will outlast a car from the same era? i see just as many gm and fords still on the roads as them. to me it seems like people who do own an american brand car dont like to trade them in as often (least around here) i see alot more older american brands than i do japanese(again around here at least) and as we all know anything that gets old starts to fall apart, stuff wears out.

if you dont use good oil and dont change it any engine will blow up before 100,000 miles. sure my GM cars will prolly have somehting to go wrong before a honda does but the parts are alot cheaper from what ive looked at.

main reason why im starting to get annoyed at consumer reports lately. every single honda they review they say is the best car ever (or make it seem) yet any american brand they nitpick about every little tiny flaw(what car doesnt have flaws) and rate them poorly.

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Old 06-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #15
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Where was the Chevette (or clone) originally designed and built?
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:09 PM   #16
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God I hope none of that socialist Canada crap gets here. I wont help pay for some of there stupid crap. Really are they so stupid and lazy somebody has to fork money over to get them to buy a new car?
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:38 PM   #17
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Com on psy - you don't want to have to locked threads on both web sites now, do you?
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:28 PM   #18
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Give them time. Things are in the pipe.
It's been 40 years, for goodness sakes. If the car companies were run by real Americans, they would get tired of getting their rears kicked, and would do something about it. To me, making the same old junk and expecting people to buy it is more like something we would expect to see in the old Soviet Union.
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Where was the Chevette (or clone) originally designed and built?
right here in the USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevette

assy: wilmington, delaware
lakewood, georga

best selling small car for the 79 and 80 model years

and my s-10 engine from mexico, frame from canada, assembled in shreveport, louisiana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevy_S-10
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My car was built in Columbus, Ohio...
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