Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 51

Thread: domestic or foreign?

  1. #1
    All League
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Elizabeth, NJ
    Posts
    3,457
    after seeing on the jets forum the talk about chrysler and foreign companies. i'm curious about those of us who post on the political forum. what do you drive/buy? american cars or foreign cars? i'm a buy american type when it comes to my car purchase. american cars look the nicest, i.e. viper, corvette, 300, grand prix, new mustang, t-bird. i also like to support american car manufacturers and their employees who build these things for a living. i'm not so one track minded as to refuse to buy foreign when the situation comes up (bought the wife a hyundai santa fe. she loves it), but i wouldn't buy one for myself.

  2. #2
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    State Location Here
    Posts
    8,246
    I try to only buy products made in Namibia. I had a Namibian girlfriend once, and she gave great saucer lip.

  3. #3
    [quote][i]Originally posted by shakin318[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 04:15 PM
    [b] I try to only buy products made in Namibia. I had a Namibian girlfriend once, and she gave great saucer lip. [/b][/quote]
    HAHAHHAHAHAA


    Basically, I try and buy the best car available....

    I have owned a Nissan Altima and VW Passat. My next car may be either a Honda or a BMW/Toyota...

    LL

  4. #4
    I believe in free markets its what makes America great. That said I only buy japanese cars. I drive an Acura and my wife drives an Infinity. their the most reliable cars on the road and they drive great.

  5. #5
    To date?

    1993 Ford Escort (Used)
    1995 Ford Escort (New)
    1998 Ford Taurus (Used)

    I have owned the Taurus now for three years and have put on ~110K miles in that time (it had 26K when purchsed).

    My GF of the last 7 years however, has owned nothing but Toyotas, and is looking hard at a new Hyundai Sonata (a nice car all considered).

    When time comes to replace the Taurus, I will look very hard at the new Dodge Magnum w/Hemi V8, the new (and as yet unseen) forthcoming Dodge Charger V8, the new Retro-Ford Mustang V8 or possibly a Used 03' or 04' Mercury Maurader V8.

  6. #6
    anything iraqui made.

  7. #7
    what's better buying an American car who's engines are assembled in Haiti

    or buying a Japanese car where its engines are put together in Tennessee


    ill take the japanese car every time, the only thing "american" about the Ford Taurus is it's shareholders.

  8. #8
    All League
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Elizabeth, NJ
    Posts
    3,457
    it's interesting to see how people's views and their car puchases usually go hand in hand. however, i had my suspicions that it was not so on this board. i'm not yet sure.

  9. #9
    All League
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Elizabeth, NJ
    Posts
    3,457
    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 05:18 PM
    [b] what's better buying an American car who's engines are assembled in Haiti

    or buying a Japanese car where its engines are put together in Tennessee


    ill take the japanese car every time, the only thing "american" about the Ford Taurus is it's shareholders. [/b][/quote]
    don't simplify it so much. there are many american cars assembled here as well. i've lived by american car manufacturing plants for all my life. they are more common than foreign car plants. personally, i'd rather buy the american car, but that's me. capitalism means competition, so it's part of the package. no problem with that.

  10. #10
    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 05:18 PM
    [b] what's better buying an American car who's engines are assembled in Haiti

    or buying a Japanese car where its engines are put together in Tennessee


    ill take the japanese car every time, the only thing "american" about the Ford Taurus is it's shareholders. [/b][/quote]
    Not quite sure of your sourse Bit, but my 98' Taurus was built in Atlanta.

    And while many Japaneese cars are assembled in America, the primary components (Engine, Drivetrain, Transmission) are almost always built in Japan. This fact is a primary selling point at most Japaneese makers dealership.

  11. #11
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    10,502
    I drive a Mercedes so you decide.

  12. #12
    these cars always say they are assembled in the US but it really comes down to how much work is being done in the country

    i don't have stats to back it up but my impression is that more of what makes up American cars is put together overseas then what makes up Japanese cars.

    the bottom line really is that none of these cars are made in the USA, strictly speaking.

  13. #13
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    1,281
    Bitonti-
    Where was your bike made? And was it a domestic or foreign car that ran over your ass last year???

    :P

  14. #14
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    1,281
    Seriously though.

    I own an American-made bike (Specialized), take a French-made (Bombardier) subway to work, walk the rest of my way in Italian made shoes, and on the weekends, tend to travel in suped-up American made taxis, driven by immigrants.

    I'm so confused....

  15. #15
    [quote][i]Originally posted by Big Al NYC[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 05:50 PM
    [b] take a French-made (Bombardier) subway to work [/b][/quote]
    Bombarider railcars for the North American market are built in Canada, not France. They are built in their facillity in Montréal if I recall.

  16. #16
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    10,502
    The difference is the American worker is lazy and has no pride in the company that they work for. Its all about ME ME ME and how much do I get paid. Then the union decides to stop making cars and go on strike.

    The foreign workers have a better work ethic and have pride in the company

  17. #17
    [quote][i]Originally posted by Big Al NYC[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 05:50 PM
    [b] Seriously though.

    I own an American-made bike (Specialized), take a French-made (Bombardier) subway to work, walk the rest of my way in Italian made shoes, and on the weekends, tend to travel in suped-up American made taxis, driven by immigrants.

    I'm so confused.... [/b][/quote]
    too funny al

    I drive an american made vehicle but reside on foreign soil. my foreign wife drives a foreign car

  18. #18
    I drive a '94 Toyota 4X4.

    I always wear my flightsuit when I land my 4X4 on aircraft carriers, though!

    August 7th - Jets come to Albany!!

  19. #19
    [quote][i]Originally posted by jetman67[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 06:16 PM
    [b] The difference is the American worker is lazy and has no pride in the company that they work for. Its all about ME ME ME and how much do I get paid. Then the union decides to stop making cars and go on strike.

    The foreign workers have a better work ethic and have pride in the company [/b][/quote]
    How many Automotive Union guys do you know personally?

  20. #20
    [quote][i]Originally posted by AlbanyJet[/i]@Jul 20 2004, 06:23 PM
    [b] I drive a '94 Toyota 4X4.

    I always wear my flightsuit when I land my 4X4 on aircraft carriers, though!

    August 7th - Jets come to Albany!! [/b][/quote]
    I don't know how to use smiley icons so you'll have to settle for lol cause that was funny
    I drove toyota trucks for many years while living in the rocky mountains. wow. what a tough durable truck that would last forever, though they are proud of their trucks judging by the pricetags.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us