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  • long_and_short_trader long_and_short_trader Jan 21, 2013 12:34 PM Flag

    I will buy a Toyota made in the USA by Americans, not a Ford made in


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    • It's a US - made product, guy.

    • Dimwit. Who do you think designs the Toyota and who do you think makes the tooling and component parts? Simply assembling the vehicle in the USA is not the same as 'Made in the USA'. The only Americans who benefit from Toyota assemvly are: the constuction people who built the plant, the assembly workers, truckers, foriegn car dealers, and railroads. American designers, engineers, tool makers & designers, component part manufacturers, etc. are left out of the process. What's wrong with this picture? If you don't understand what goes into a vehicle, don't assume you understand what makes an American made vehicle - dimwit.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to leslie_w
      • I spent nine years of my young life in the US ARMY. You bet I am proud of being an AMERICAN VETERAN. Chryslet and GM borrowed 80 million dollars from the US taxpayer. GM paid theirs back with yet another stinulus package. Chrysler made a net profit in 2012 approximately 100 million dollars and still has never reimbursed the US TAXPAYER. Sorry but if it don't say FORD on the vehicle you won't find it in my garage. MADE BY HARD WORKING AMERICANS AND MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Ford never borrowed from us and are making profits every day. NO FOREIGN VEHICLES IN MY DRIVEWAY.

    • toyota profits go straight to #$%$an and help their economy not the usa, go ahead and buy your foreign #$%$ #$%$ car!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I have a 1992 Ford F150 with almost 297,000 miles. Still runs good. No major repairs, just routine maintenance. I also have a 1926 Ford truck (yes a 1926 Ford model T truck) that is going strong. I haven't seen any 1926 Toyotas around here.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Only Fusion and Fiesta sold in US are made in Mexico and soon Fusion will be made in Flat Rock, Michigan yet this year. That leaves only one Ford that will be built in Mexico and sold in the US, so you are making your stand based on only one vehicle?

      Instead of making a stand on 1 1/2 cars how about considering the Explorer, Taurus, Mustang, Escape, C-max, Focus, Econoline, or F-150, all built in US? Later this year you can get an American made Fusion too. I wouldn't be surprised to see the MKZ being added to that plant.

      And here is an interesting piece of info....

      "The truth is: Three of the 16 major automakers doing business in the U.S. – Chrysler, Ford and GM – produce more than half the cars assembled here, use twice as many U.S. parts per vehicle than their competitors, are headquartered in the U.S. and employ two-thirds of America's autoworkers," said former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, current president of the AAPC (American Automotive Policy Council).

    • Why don't you buy a Ford made in America by Americans? A good 70% of Ford's lineup is built right here in the USA. While quite a few of Toyota's models are assembled in the USA, all Lexus and Scion models are built in Japan and the majority of the parts content comes from Japan.

    • long_and_short_trader . Jan 21, 2013 12:34 PM . Permalink
      And the Japanese will love you for it.

    • Your logic is flawed. Profits Ford makes helps theAmerican economy. Toyota and all other FORIEGN cars are registered and headquarter in the country of their origin BUY AMERICA Unfortunately, those of you supporting FORIEGN ar makers, have forgotten, don't care
      About American blood shed so you can buy FORIEGN. It is truly sad how many have forgotten
      The sacrifices we made fighting the WWII.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 7 Replies to bowisnee
      • Here is some more info for you - BTW I am a member of the Legion, VFW and have many close friends of the DAV - fortunately I was not hurt during my 21 years of service. I am trading in my Buick LaCrosse (2009) - 50k miles tomorrow for a Toyota - Buick been in shop 4 times since Nov and may or may not be fixed now - $300 a pop for the GM tech to guess and clear a code - wires are corroding under the hood - almost got me killed several times as the engine shuts down when the code is received - say what you want to - that is old thinking - I was once like that but I am sick and tired of paying the same money for an inferior product. Don't like it - too bad get over it - I will drive my Toyota products many miles and any years - BTW Lexus (1) and Toyota(3tie) rated most dependable by JD Powers this week. Need I say more

      • yerfla Feb 1, 2013 1:10 PM Flag

        I agree bowisnee. It's sad to see how many former military proudly display their "Veterans" license plate on the back of their Toyota, Honda, Lexus, etc. I bet there are a lot of WWII vets rolling over in their grave. If you are proud of your service to your country, then be proud of your American auto makers! I am a Viet Nam Veteran who drives Fords.

        Sentiment: Buy

      • Um, speak English, you don't seem to have a grasp on that language or any other language much less a stocks value.

        Sentiment: Buy

      • iluvamuffin Jan 31, 2013 5:59 PM Flag

        Hi bowsinee, I remember Pearl harbor very well, many U.S. sons and brothers and uncles were killed that day by a sneak attack and we were not even in the war yet. You will never find a japanese car in my garage. If I have to pay slightly higher for it or it isn't quite as easy on my illustrious but I don't care, and I can even put an American flag on it with pride buy Ford they now are superior to equal quality.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • The major cost components (parts, labor) of Toyota cars like the Camry go into the American economy. Profits are a small % of the total price.

      • iluvamuffin Jan 21, 2013 1:01 PM Flag

        What you seem to ignore is that most of the parts to build that toyota are made in Japan and shipped in. Along with a number of autos also shipped in because they can't paste enough of them together over here yet to meet our silly demand, and all the profits from all of that go right back to guess where. Take a good look at Ford.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Pot calling the kettle black - those foreign autos are made my american hands on american soil - yes the profits go to another country but they feed alot of american citizens and the fact that they last so much longer - I drove GM for 43 years and will never drive another - it was one thing to have the government own shares of this country - the government just sold their shares back to GM at a huge loss - another screwing to the american taxpayer - I'll keep my Lexus 3 times longer than I could my STS - sad but true.

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