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    SitePoint Guru loanuniverse's Avatar
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    That is what I thought too Wayne so I got it yesterday. I am very happy with the way it drives, and I am having a lot of fun.

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    Congrats and enjoy it.
    Wayne Luke
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanuniverse
    The decision to buy an American car would be subject to argument if it were solely based from the point of view of where the final assembly of the vehicle was made. One could argue that this would not be as important if the car while under a foreign brand is still assembled in the US. One could even argue about the proportion of “value added” that is included between different models according as to where the parts are coming from. However, my decision to buy American is not solely based on this factor.

    I am worried about the repatriation of profits. I am also worried about these purchases of parts between a “foreign plant” and the related suppliers, which has been shown via studies {one of them performed by some finance teachers in my own school} to show substantial bias in favor of the overseas parent to the detriment of the taxable income in the US.

    The argument is not ignorant. That my friend is a heavy duty word that should be reserved when in polite company unless you are sure about your facts, which it does not seem like you are. Maybe you would benefit from reading Mr. Greenspan’s comment on America’s foreign trade that he made last week.

    BTW, my Cadillac's final assembly was in Lansing, Michigan.
    No, I am sure of my facts, very sure.

    Yes you car was assembled in Michigan, but many of its parts come from the GM Plant in Shanghai, China.

    In this global economy, there is no such thing is 100% American built with 100% American parts anymore, at least not in the automobile industry.

    Congrats and enjoy.

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    SVP Marketing, SoCast SRM
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    Do people who insist on buying American made cars also only buy oil and gasoline that was pumped, refined, etc. in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMichaels
    Do people who insist on buying American made cars also only buy oil and gasoline that was pumped, refined, etc. in the US?
    Another good question is:

    Do people who are anti-SUV drive electric cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1vineoflife
    Do people who are anti-SUV drive electric cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia

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    Get a BMW. BMW Drivers get laid more than any other type of car owner. Im living proof...hahaha :-)

    Just go drive one, you will see what I mean.

    EvoVII


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