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post #1 of 9 Old 10-25-2006, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is buying American important to you? Do your research

Y ou might have noticed Toyota Motor Corp. ads recently proclaiming just how much the company's extensive U.S. manufacturing presence means to America. The ads mention 32,000 U.S. workers and claim the company has created 386,000 jobs nationwide.

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Good article, worth taking a look at!

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Not to put too fine a point on this, but my wife and I both make an effort to buy Canadian wherever possible, even if it means paying a little extra.
We also preference North American products over anywhere else too.
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There isn't one vehicle out there that is 100% American.
You can say 'well, it is 75% or 80% American so it's OK' but that is a gray area. Where do you draw the line?


The 'Buy USA' slogan for vehicles is dead, has been for a number of years now. Once the big three started partnerships like NUMMI and many others, they threw that out the window. Globalization is the way to go.

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I think its not about the car or whatever its where does the money fianlly go to..in this case GM it stays in America and Toyota..as much as they tought it still ends up in Japan..so what company do you want to help more..an american car comapny or an an outside car company from another country??

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I think its not about the car or whatever its where does the money fianlly go to..in this case GM it stays in America and Toyota..as much as they tought it still ends up in Japan..so what company do you want to help more..an american car comapny or an an outside car company from another country??

..yeah i support american cars..but yet in the back of my head i know that japanese cars are built alot more solid etc...but for 2007 i hope Gm is uping the quality ..so it should boost Gm rep..cause latley everyone in canada is putting down american cars ..its not that there *******s or anything its just the truth... i wish it wasint but it is
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its not the truth...and I can tell you its called Preceived quality..actually for the last 5-6 years they have been better or equal in quality to Toyota in many of the cars they sell..higher quality rankings, higher in customer satisfaction..higher in many aspects..its all the preceived quality..its some invisible barrier that people like you stated..Toyota build more solid cars..
Its just a blanket statement thats false..

and here is one for you..one auto magazine rated the Toyota Matrix high in quality..and yet in the same article the Pontiac Vibe low..the kicker is Toyota designed both cars and the plant that builds Toyotas also build the Vibe, the matrix is built in Canada the vibe in the U.S...so the cars basically a toyota badged as a pontiac yet those cars get a better quality rating on them but the vibe gets lower??

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It's definitely just perception.

In reality, most GM cars are of equal quality or better quality than the imports.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-29-2006, 05:24 AM
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yea and trying to tell people that grew up in Toyotas and Hondas listening to their parents in the 80's now they are the buyers..and we gotta convince them..

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