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Old 12-11-2007, 10:09 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by layla17 View Post
Many people overlook the fact that a large number of foreign parts are made in the USA...
I was going to take issue with this statement until I realized for everyone living outside the USA it is entirely accurate.

Numbers is hard.

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:10 AM   #42
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I think in a roundabout way, what it means is that a lot of parts that go into things like toyotas and hondas are made somewhere other than japan.

Could no longer be the case, but the last time I checked a Camry had about the same north american parts and labor involved than an escalade or ford 500.

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Ed_The_Gypsy View Post
My dad would not own a Japanese car or buy Japanese products, as he was in the army in the Pacific in WWII. Eventually he decided to normalize relations.
My dad also has the same attitude,in his mid 80's now every time he buys a new car its off to the flea market to get a new
"Buy American,Remember Pearl Harbor" bumper sticker..

PS. Even Japan is now out sourcing a lot of production to the Chinese,think i remember a story saying all tv's are now made in China.

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