xg6
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xg6 asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

Are people who refuse to buy American made cars anti-American? Shouldn't we be calling them traitors to the US?

I'm extremely happy with my American manufactured Big 3 car and I sneer at the foreign cars that I see. Doesn't that make me more of a patriot than those turncoat foreign car owners?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No - that is the very reason that the industry has got into so much trouble!!!

    For years American companies have tried to force people to buy the cars they want to make instead of the cars people want to buy!!

    People do not want huge gas guzzling cars at the price petrol is. People are environmentally conscious and want smaller, cleaner, leaner machines but which are as powerful - and in many cases more powerful and maneuverable than the huge cars!!

    The Japs and Europeans sold the cars people wanted and they were so popular it allowed them to carry their research and development forwards to produce cars that most American cars simply cannot compete with nowadays!!

    The big American car companies committed suicide and now want you to pay to save them!!!

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    happy with my American manufactured Big 3 car and I sneer at the foreign cars that I see. What a silly girl you are, perhaps if you grow up and looked at the facts that American cars are dated and badly made and fuel hungry. Thats why the smart Americans by foreign cars which are modern and efficient. Thus the fuel they save are doing the American economy good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I drive a Chevy Astro, a Saturn Ion, Chevy Metro(rebadged Suzuki), Honda Civic, VW Scirocco.

    I've owned 2 different Geo's(still rebadged Suzukis), a Kia, a Mazda, a Nissan, a Ford Taunus(find that in the states).

    I'm also a Retired Veteran (rated at 100% disability). I served my country and gave most of my health for this place and your freedoms.

    Do you really think that I should be called a "traitor" simply because I choose to drive what I can afford?

    I gave most of my lifetime and my health for your freedoms, but it doesn't mean I like you calling me a traitor over something as stupid as the kind of car I drive.

    Did you serve in the military? You? Not a relative, YOU?

    If you did then thank you for your service. If you didn't - Kiss Off!!!

  • Leela
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No way! Look, we are a globalized world if you haven't noticed.

    American car companies are in a crunch because they made cars that were the least sufficient and unsafe! We have ever right and we should buy the safest, most economical cars no matter what country they're getting built in. America should have stepped it up a notch a LONG time ago!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lets see, I will buy an American made car... all the parts are made in China, Mexico, Canada, etc......aaaaaaaaaaahh, what was your question? I'll buy a so called foreign car that is make in American... at least I know where it is made.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think is also American to want the very best products available. Some are made in America; some are not. When the big three consistently builds vehicles that don't fall apart, perhaps I'll buy one. As for now, I'll stick with my Nissan, which was built in America (Smyrna, TN) by non-union workers.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I have supported both Ford And Chevy through thew years with bad results. Costly break downs and manufacturers that wouldn't stand up for their product turned me away. I now support Toyo. and Izu. They build long lasting quality trucks. It is, what it is. If U.S. manuf. want me back they'll have to compete or die out. I'm not giving someone my money just because it says USA. And the government feels the same way I do or else they wouldn't allow imports. After all patriotism is for the government not for an auto maker.

    Source(s): So no
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My "American made" truck was built in Canada from parts made all over the world.

    My Wife's "foreign made" car was built in Tennessee by American workers.

    Which one of us is the Patriot and which is the traitor?

  • 1 decade ago

    Of course not. I think a true American would want to expand globally to create more efficient and fair markets. Keeping things national means higher prices and lower quality.

  • 1 decade ago

    No and No. Seems to me the Big 3 are the traitors.

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