View Poll Results: Do you drive an American-made car?
Yes 22 35.48%
No, foreign 38 61.29%
Don't currently have a car, but plan on buying American 1 1.61%
Don't currently have a car, but plan on buying foreign 1 1.61%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

Do you drive an American-made car?

I was the lone (at this time anyway) of the dont have a car, plan on buying foreign. I will be getting the honda insight. and as far as i know its made somewhere else. But who knows when I will be getting it.. so by then the US manufacturers may have put out a cute hybrid.
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My first car was a Mercury and I hated it...always broken down. After that, I swore I would never buy another Ford/Mercury car. I owned a Nissan Altima for seven years, and it was a good car up until the end when I had to start doing a lot of little repairs on it. Now I have a Honda Accord and I love it. I drive a lot of miles to work every day and if it wasn't for that car, I would be absolutely miserable!
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I drive a VW and hubby drives a Ford. I will never buy another VW as long as I live. My car has 37,000 miles on it and is still a POS. :x
I was the lone (at this time anyway) of the dont have a car, plan on buying foreign. I will be getting the honda insight. and as far as i know its made somewhere else. But who knows when I will be getting it.. so by then the US manufacturers may have put out a cute hybrid.
Originally Posted by mrsreba
This is the car I want to buy too!
The Japanese know what they're doing.
Originally Posted by curly_princess
ITA!!!! I also like german cars...
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I'm on my 3rd VW. I think most VW's are made in the US, so I really dont think of it as a foreign car. I mean, are there any cars that are exclusively made in one country or another? I thougth it's all over the place these days.

My current VW is giving me tons of problems, and I think I'm finally ready to cut the umbilical cord.
A Saturn sedan and a Chevy pickup

I have no problem with any make except Dodge. I will never buy Dodge again.
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I have driven my fair share of Ford and GM vehicles, all of which over time proven to be crappy cars, two of which left me stranded multiple times (and they were newer!). They also do not hold their resale value at all.

After switching to Honda a few cars ago, I have never gone back to "American" cars (is there really such a thing anymore?). In my experience, Hondas have been more reliable and even when I had tons of miles on them, I still never had any mechanical issues at all. More than I can say about any Chevy or Ford I had.

My "Japanese" car was labeled as having its engine and transmission built in Japan, and was assembled and had everything else come from the US.
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I drive a Nissan that was assembled in Tennessee. I don't know where all its parts were made, so I didn't vote.
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The last American car I had was an '85 Mercury Lynx. It was a POS. I traded it in for a Honda, got two more after that, and probably would have had Honda the rest of my life (or other Japanese car). When I met DH he worked for a German car dealership, and we both got good deals on cars. They're nice cars, but not sure I want the next won to be the same make- I need something a bit bigger and a bit more... useable (like a truck/SUV or something).
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Foreign every time.
I have both: a Honda CR-V and a Chrystler Neon.

My SIL bought her Civic, my dad bought his Nissan and I bought my Neon all in the same year (for close to the same price). Those two cars are still zipping around like they are brand new and my piece of crap has been nothing but trouble since the beginning.

Not buying American ever again.
The Japanese know what they're doing.
Originally Posted by curly_princess
100% agree. would never ever ever buy a non-Japanese car. they are brilliant!

the Americans should really learn from them
Foreign now, but over the years I've had both. Right now I have a MINI Cooper S (German owned, built in England), but my last car was a Ford Explorer that I drove for over 10 years with very few problems. Before that an old VW Bug, before that a Chevy Camaro. I'm not really loyal to any one make or country of origin.
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The Japanese know what they're doing.
Originally Posted by curly_princess
100% agree. would never ever ever buy a non-Japanese car. they are brilliant!

the Americans should really learn from them
Originally Posted by Ambrosia
My first car was American. Since then I've owned Honda, Toyota and Mazda. My next car will probably be another Mazda.

My BF is a Ford guy from way back, and currently owns a Ford Ranger and a Ford Contour. His cars are about the same age as mine but have had so many more recalls and breakdowns. (Even though he is careful about maintainence.)

Reliability is of first importance for me, so I will stay with Japanese cars. If US cars were as reliable, I would prefer to buy American.
I have Toyota. My parents always bought American, so my previous car was American. But it was one problem after another, starting at 35,000 miles. Didn't even make it to 100K. The engine had a known defect and GM didn't want to take responsibility. Too bad, because they lost two young people who could have been buying their cars for the next 40 years. But instead, we have boycotted American cars and will buy Japanese.
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