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Or, do you know of anyone who does?
For example, some folks think that American cars (Ford, Chevy,....) are still made in the USA. There was a time when that was true. Nowadays, parts are made from all over the world.

What's your story?
 

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guess so
 

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Well, the most 'American' car is the Toyota Camry. Built in Georgetown, Ky and assembled out of more American sourced parts.

I'm sure there's something I don't know that's 'common knowledge.'
 

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Well, the term"Made in America" is somewhat deceiving.

For example: if 65% of the parts of a Ford vehicle are actually Japanese, 20% German, 10% Chinese, and 5% American, but these parts are assembled into a drivable vehicle inside South Carolina, where its fitted with a Ford name badge, is it an American car?
 

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I don't watch tv news or read the papers anymore, so in a way, yes, I guess I choose to live under a rock....to an extent...there are some things I DON'T care to know about...
 

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Two Japanese, one Korean, and one German car here. No Buick's but our dishwasher was made in North Carolina.
 

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Well, the term"Made in America" is somewhat deceiving.

For example: if 65% of the parts of a Ford vehicle are actually Japanese, 20% German, 10% Chinese, and 5% American, but these parts are assembled into a drivable vehicle inside South Carolina, where its fitted with a Ford name badge, is it an American car?
IMO, no it's not. But I'm involved in manufacturing, so I've been watching this situation develop for almost twenty years now - screaming my head off about it the whole time, while the media failed to notice that thousands of small NON UNION (auto parts in addition to other things) manufacturing companies went out of business - and only recently is anyone even starting to hear me on it.:wavey:
 

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Well, the term"Made in America" is somewhat deceiving.

For example: if 65% of the parts of a Ford vehicle are actually Japanese, 20% German, 10% Chinese, and 5% American, but these parts are assembled into a drivable vehicle inside South Carolina, where its fitted with a Ford name badge, is it an American car?
Isn't that a kick in the nads.

I once had a Ford Courier pickup that was actually a Mitsubishi engine in a Mazda truck body.
 

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My 2010 Ford Fusion is a Mexican immigrant. The other car is a 2000 Chevy Impala, and it's a Canadian immigrant.

You can't win, and I make the effort to buy American.
 

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My 2010 Ford Fusion is a Mexican immigrant. The other car is a 2000 Chevy Impala, and it's a Canadian immigrant.

You can't win, and I make the effort to buy American.
Oh, I forgot about that. My Trans Am.
I'm driving a Canadian car. It has square wheels.
 

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Well let's just look at what I've learned on Gt lately;

MMA is a dieing fad.

People are fat because of genetics.

Doctors commonly lie about risk factors.

People have no responsibility at all to family members who are over 18.

If your parent's pay for your collage your more likely to party at school.

If a person has neither voted for Republican or Democrats they're still responsible for the mess these parties have wrought on this country.

Libertarian is the only third party.

Yep, I know some people who live under a rock but then again I couldn't tell you where my vehicles were made nor do I care.
 

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My Ford pickup is running a factory powerplant from Germany.
 

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Depending on the product I still prefer to support American companies regardless of where they outsource/source labor/parts.
 

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I couldn't care less where something is made. It never factors into my purchasing decision.
 

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Well, as stated in a recent thread, my living under a rock has caused confusion for me while in foreign countries because the locals there have better awareness of American pop culture than me.
 

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Or, do you know of anyone who does?
For example, some folks think that American cars (Ford, Chevy,....) are still made in the USA. There was a time when that was true. Nowadays, parts are made from all over the world.

What's your story?
Ya, I don't know how to use the interweb.
 

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well let's just look at what i've learned on gt lately;

mma is a dieing fad.

People are fat because of genetics.

Doctors commonly lie about risk factors.

People have no responsibility at all to family members who are over 18.

If your parent's pay for your collage your more likely to party at school.

If a person has neither voted for republican or democrats they're still responsible for the mess these parties have wrought on this country.

Libertarian is the only third party.

Yep, i know some people who live under a rock but then again i couldn't tell you where my vehicles were made nor do i care.
t, t, t, f, t, f, f.
 

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My CV was made in Canada I believe.
A lot of local Toyotas also.
I'm usually eating the rocks, but this is a long family tradition.
Any more questions?
 
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