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Cars.com American Made list

Postby Squint » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:07 pm

Cars.com's American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. Factors include sales, where the car's parts come from and whether the car is assembled in the U.S. We disqualify models with a domestic parts content rating below 75 percent, models built exclusively outside the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor.


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The Toyota Camry topped this year's American-Made Index, extending its No. 1 status to four years running. Ford's F-150 landed by a photo-finish at No. 2, falling behind the Camry by fewer than two days of sales. The F-150 was once a common AMI leader, topping the index from 2006 to 2008, but lower domestic parts content had dropped the best-selling pickup off the list. With its domestic parts content back to 75 percent — up from 60 percent last year — the F-150 returns to the AMI for 2012.

The balance of "domestic" vs "foreign" companies is interesting. This new list was just released yesterday.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby Shadow » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:47 pm

It's interesting that four out of the top five vehicles on the list are Japanese nameplates.

But yeah, the line between American and foreign vehicles has been blurring for MANY years now.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby Squint » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:52 pm

Shadow wrote:It's interesting that four out of the top five vehicles on the list are Japanese nameplates.

But yeah, the line between American and foreign vehicles has been blurring for MANY years now.

And yet I think there was something in that article that stated something like 23% of people buy "American" brands just for loyalty and because they think they are supporting American companies.. that's the part that just causes me to facepalm
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby theholycow » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:00 pm

Squint wrote:because they think they are supporting American companies..

Supporting American companies is not the same as supporting American manufacturing...though I have no idea which is better for the economy.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby Shadow » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:01 pm

Squint wrote:
Shadow wrote:It's interesting that four out of the top five vehicles on the list are Japanese nameplates.

But yeah, the line between American and foreign vehicles has been blurring for MANY years now.

And yet I think there was something in that article that stated something like 23% of people buy "American" brands just for loyalty and because they think they are supporting American companies.. that's the part that just causes me to facepalm


I know people who refuse to buy a car if it's not from one of America's Big Three. It doesn't matter to them where the car is actually assembled...they just feel better driving a car if it has a GM, Ford, or Chrysler badge on it. Personally, I buy whatever car appeals to me most. Right now, that's a German car that was made in Germany and a Japanese SUV that was made it Japan.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:17 am

Years ago I swore off domestic vehicles after terrible reliability ordeals with a late 80s cavalier and an early 90s Taurus. For many years I have only driven Japanese imports but times have changed and it's been a while since I have thought any less of a domestic manufacturer. Now, the car itself appeals to me rather than a badge.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby Shadow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:20 am

AHTOXA wrote:Years ago I swore off domestic vehicles after terrible reliability ordeals....


Same thing with my mom. She used to buy nothing but GM products. Now she won't buy anything that's not Japanese.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby six » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:54 am

My lineage of cars go all over the place. My first car was a Mazda built in America. Second, a Mazda built in Japan. Third, a Ford built in Canada. And now, an Acura built in America. My next car (hopefully) will be a Cadillac built in America.
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby theholycow » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:01 pm

six wrote:My lineage of cars go all over the place. My first car was a Mazda built in America. Second, a Mazda built in Japan. Third, a Ford built in Canada. And now, an Acura built in America. My next car (hopefully) will be a Cadillac built in America.

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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby six » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:06 pm

theholycow wrote:CTS-V? :twisted:

YES :twisted:
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Re: Cars.com American Made list

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:02 pm

CAPTAIN OBVIOUS :twisted:
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