Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Would you buy from the Big Three now?
vanity | 11/07/12 | ealgeone

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST by ealgeone

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-124 last
To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside
My father worked for GM for most of his life. My first new car (when I was in my mid-30s) was a GM. I wouldn't buy from this company anymore for any reason. I would have to be coerced, and it would have to involve a threat on my life or someone else’s. Really.

I feel very, very strongly that we've become a country of ‘if it's good for me, I don't care about you’, and that the unions personify this to the utmost. They have no problem selling the rest of us down the river, and will use the power of the vote to do so. Why would anyone in their right mind want to support the salaries of people who would do this?

101 posted on 11/07/2012 8:10:31 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone

In a word - No.

In another word - Toyota.


102 posted on 11/07/2012 8:25:01 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( The idiocracy has officially begun ))))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone

yes, but only Ford. They are, of course, UAW but not all of their members vote Demo. When I was in a union, holding an office in the union, I voted Repub. and demanded that the union return to me the percentage of my union dues that were used for political purposes. they did


103 posted on 11/07/2012 8:42:36 PM PST by terycarl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hecht

I always buy good, used. Independent small auto dealers. Local. Just Ford. Chrysler is building crap, and so is GM.


104 posted on 11/07/2012 8:50:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tstarr

tstarr, that’s a great idea. I’m sure plenty of us FReepers have thought along those lines and if you and your wife bring the idea forward and need FReeper assistance with local businesses across this nation and with additional input about larger businesses, I’ll bet you’ll get a lot of good help.

If you start an anti-union ping list about a “FReedom Directory”, please add me on it.


105 posted on 11/07/2012 8:55:32 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( The idiocracy has officially begun ))))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone

I’ll never buy a US made product again.

The sooner it collapse the better.

I’ll pay higher for an offshore product.


106 posted on 11/07/2012 8:59:56 PM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone
I have two Hyundais, first time in 24 years there's not a Chevy in the driveway. I still have my 10 year old GMC Truck for hauling things, but even it was built in Canada. I wish Hyundai would start making trucks.

I waited years for the new Camaro, but even that was disappointing. No union made clunkers for me ever again.

107 posted on 11/07/2012 9:45:10 PM PST by Smittie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Smittie
I have two Hyundai

South Korea and China appreciate your patronage.

108 posted on 11/07/2012 9:53:27 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 107 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf
South Korea and China appreciate your patronage.

They were built in Alabama, so I'm sure the southern non-union autoworkers appreciate it.

Last I heard, South Korea was a Republic with a capitalist economy, so at least they're not a bunch of union commies. I'm not sure what the reference to China is about, unless it pertains to the new GM plants which will ship their crap back here.

109 posted on 11/07/2012 10:20:50 PM PST by Smittie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 108 | View Replies]

To: Smittie
I'm not sure what the reference to China is

Obviously you are clueless. Last I heard, Hyundai's headquarters are in South Korea and many of their parts are manufactured in China.

South Korea and China appreciate your patronage.

110 posted on 11/07/2012 10:36:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 109 | View Replies]

I've had my 1966 Toyota Landcruiser since 1999. That vehicle will have to be pried from my cold dead fingers.


111 posted on 11/07/2012 10:46:25 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf
Obviously you are clueless. Last I heard, Hyundai's headquarters are in South Korea and many of their parts are manufactured in China.

Name me a car that doesn't have any Chinese parts, it certainly won't be a GM product.

Officially, Sonatas, at least in 2011 were manufactured using 41% U.S. made parts and 58% South Korean made parts.

GM is the one investing in China, it's on the 'net look it up.

If there was a non-union 100% American car company I'd support them, but there's not one.

112 posted on 11/07/2012 11:01:06 PM PST by Smittie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: Smittie
Name me a car that doesn't have any Chinese parts, it certainly won't be a GM product.

Oldsmobile, Packard, Studebaker, Rambler, Edsel......but they are no longer manufactured because people decided to buy more and more imports.

Officially, Sonatas, at least in 2011 were manufactured using 41% U.S. made parts and 58% South Korean made part

Well isn't that generous of a South Korean headquartered corporation?.

113 posted on 11/07/2012 11:29:45 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]

To: Smittie
Name me a car that doesn't have any Chinese parts, it certainly won't be a GM product.

Oldsmobile, Packard, Studebaker, Rambler, Edsel......but they are no longer manufactured because people decided to buy more and more imports.

Officially, Sonatas, at least in 2011 were manufactured using 41% U.S. made parts and 58% South Korean made part

Well isn't that generous of a South Korean headquartered corporation?.

114 posted on 11/07/2012 11:30:21 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]

To: tstarr

The Suzuki Grand Vitara is also a great looking vehicle, but I read they filed for bankruptcy yesterday and are going to stop selling cars in the U.S. One of the reasons they listed for leaving was the heavy regulatory burden and costs of doing business in the U.S. They don’t need the U.S. as they are very strong in both Japan and now India. Just another business casualty of liberal governance. Goodbye, Suzuki!


115 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:56 AM PST by PLK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf

Toyota USA may be some place like Calif or NYC but when the decided to build full size pickups their PR qutoe was, “ We want to be involved in the truck culture and make sure our products fit the biggest share of the market.” When you see their trucks you know they got the cultrue down. Big sleak hard working....mmmmmm.


116 posted on 11/08/2012 5:05:31 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone

IOW, don’t buy American?


117 posted on 11/08/2012 7:53:21 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LifeComesFirst
I have a Toyota and it rules.

Oh, yes, and they are the manufacturer of the most beloved of motor vehicles, the lib-driven Prius! < /sarc >

And the profits go right back to Japan!

118 posted on 11/08/2012 7:58:35 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

I had a friend that tried to short K-mart and he lost everything when they went BK, only to come out of it and buy Sears. Drudge had the story about Gov Motors last week or the week before. Talk to your broker or financial adviser.


119 posted on 11/08/2012 9:14:28 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: q_an_a
Toyota USA

Corporate headquarters.....Japan.

120 posted on 11/08/2012 11:37:20 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 116 | View Replies]

To: LifeComesFirst
I have a Toyota and it rules.

Japan and China appreciate your loyalty and patriotism.

121 posted on 11/08/2012 11:46:21 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: JimRed

“The profits go to Japan.”

Actually the profits in any trade go both ways. Toyota got the money, I got the car. I valued the car more than the money, Toyota valued the money more than the car. Toyota gained and I gained. Nobody lost. It’s capitalism 101 and it doesn’t matter if the seller is in Japan or Wyoming. You should read Sowell’s “Basic Economics.”


122 posted on 11/08/2012 1:30:55 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 118 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf

“Japan and China appreciate your loyalty and
patriotism.”

Read Sowell’s “Basic Economics” to understand how capitalism works before you criticize it.


123 posted on 11/08/2012 1:34:26 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: arichtaxpayer

You got my promise about GM.


124 posted on 11/14/2012 1:34:31 PM PST by SECUREOURBORDERSNOW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-124 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson