Skip to comments.Yes, there is a difference between American and Japanese cars
Posted on 06/20/2011 6:36:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis
A lot of words have been written in the past few post-tsunami weeks about the negative impact of the disastrous tragedy on the short-term future of Japanese cars in the U.S. market. In parallel, many articles proclaim this to be a historical window of opportunity for the Detroit Three, now able to deliver to waiting customers an abundant supply of new vehicles while, at Toyota, Honda and Nissan, the cupboard is bare.
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If there was ever a moment in time to have your supply capacity kneecapped, this would be it because everyone’s broke.
>> “There is Hyundai and Kia..” <<
How far can you pull your 6000 lb trailer behind your Kia?
My vette seems to be holding up pretty well.
I’d rather just wait.
In any case, I like to buy a car and drive it into the ground before I get the next one. I’m still driving a 1999 Subaru Outback, which does well in the snow and dirt roads. And we just bought my youngest son a 1997 Subaru, which is actually in rather better shape than mine.
The first Kia SUV had enough tow bar power to pull a pretty good sized boat. Later ones have had less.
and VW, Mercedes, Volvo, Porsche, and all the other European manufacturers!
>> “My vette seems to be holding up pretty well.” <<
Mine didn’t, it rattled and squeeked me to death, but that was 49 years ago :o)
I will keep my Diesel Dodge Dually.
And let’s not forget, we are ALL PAYING for the “magnificent” Chevy Volt — all 300 of them that have sold or whatever.....
Yes, the Japanese is run on s**t. No it’s the new meat I’m thinking of. My bad.
I demand a vehicle that can do all the tasks that I might reasonably expect to have to do to keep my family safe and healthy.
There is no non-commercial duty japanese vehicle that can do that.
I’m with you. I have a 2000 Outback (bought in 2002). When my daughter gets her license, I’ll eventually pass that on to her...and hope for a 2010 or 2011 Ourback coming off lease. I really like the new models.
Every “American” car that I like is made in Mexico. The “foreign” cars that I like are actually made in places like Kentucky, South Carolina, California, and Ohio. Go figure.
The USA is in decline because many Americans cut their nose off to spite their face and have forgotten that it is in all of our interests to put the economic interests of our fellow countrymen first, before the Asians or any others.
Locale and country have much more to do with purchasing decisions, not ideology. I make it a priority to buy products made or grown by Americans, just as I also put buying from local businesses in my jurisdiction a priority. In the end it helps me and my neighbors.
The genuine “Electric Lavanna.”
I’ll keep my Shelby GT500, thank you very much.
You might check with John Edwards on that. He'd figured out that the best vehicle to get was a Jeep Cherokee. He gave his kid the keys and he drove off to his death.