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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
Jun 28, 2013 (7:56 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to a recent buyer of a car from a manufacturer that is widely considered "American"--e.g. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Cadillac-- who has not previously owned an "American" car. If this is you, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, July 1, 2013 no later than noon Pacific.
#18104 of 18919 Made in USA dwindling for the Domestics?
Jul 09, 2013 (2:10 pm)
Just looking at the 2014 AALA chart and notice the biggest sellers for GM their PU trucks are losing more and more of their US/Canada content. Down to 40% on the 2014 Sierra and Silverado. In 2007 those two mainstays of the General were 90% USA/Canada content. Now the only two PU trucks with 75% or more are the Ford F series and the Toyota Tundra. Though that may change when they announce where their 2014 models will be made.
#18106 of 18919 Re: Kia [anythngbutgm]
Jul 15, 2013 (7:15 am)
Quite an accomplishment in 4 years. Maybe the Domestics need to study the competition and learn something.
#18107 of 18919 Re: Kia [anythngbutgm]
Jul 15, 2013 (2:18 pm)
Government coddling and good marketing can do a lot.
A big white mommymobile with what looks like lots of gold accents...hold me back, I can't resist!
#18109 of 18919 Re: Kia [anythngbutgm]
Jul 18, 2013 (1:28 am)
If true, that is disappointing. I've never seen a GM with that low 'domestic' content--the last Impala I looked at a few weeks back was 66%, with assembly, and engine and trasmission assembly, in the U.S. I think those last three things are important also.
#18110 of 18919 Re: Kia [uplanderguy]
Jul 18, 2013 (5:06 am)
It looks like the Impala and Malibu will stay at 66% US/Canada content. What is disappointing is the top selling GM Silverado and Sierra have gone from 90% in 2007 to 40% with the 2014 MY. They will come from both Mexican and US factories with 51% Mexican content. The best selling Cadillac is the SRX and it is only 26% US content. Only thing made in US is the transmission. 65% is Mexican. Government Motors has not been good to US workers. Slowly taking the jobs and sending them elsewhere.
#18111 of 18919 Re: Kia [uplanderguy]
Jul 18, 2013 (7:01 am)
It'd be interesting to see the details of that other 34%. Do they keep it secret? If they had nothing to hide...
#18112 of 18919 Re: Kia [fintail]
Jul 18, 2013 (7:18 am)
You can bet a lot of parts come from Chindia. I know the NAV in my Sequoia was made in India. In 2007 that was not part of the 85% US content. I would be surprised if any of the electronics are made in USA.
I think they focus on the engine, transmission and final assembly locations.