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Globalization is another way to say maximizing profits.
What happened to the good old USA?
This....I certainly didn't buy my Chrysler cars for these idiot's stellar work ethic. After arbitration these UAW clowns got their jobs back and likely with back pay. I wish I had 3 Mexican Mopars after seeing this shite:


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Check this out. A few years ago, ABC News filled three rooms of a house in Dallas with all American-made goods. It can be done. They claim that if everyone purchased these products, 10,000 jobs would be created in this country.


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It's an Italian car with a Mexican motor and German transmission with what I would assume loads of Chinese parts thrown in assembled in Canada. I would bet that the Goodyear F1s are about the only thing made in America on this car. About the only American thing about this car is the use of the name Dodge Challenger.
Where did you get Italian from? The LC platform is an variation of the LX platform which was based on the Mercedes E class chassis. Last I checked Mercedes was German.

Per the windows sticker 70% of the parts in the Challenger are USA or Canadian made, with the engine and transmission (M6) being Mexican made I don't think there's much of a percentage left for "loads of Chinese parts".
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I agree with trying to get most of our products "Made in the US" if possible. Fact is, a lot of our big ticket items aren't built here anymore...and the few that are...they're uber expensive. Check out the prices on the fridge and dishwasher!!
Those are commercial grade appliances....The day I have 8K of disposable income and I need a fridge, I'll keep them in mind...
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Where did you get Italian from? The LC platform is an variation of the LX platform which was based on the Mercedes E class chassis. Last I checked Mercedes was German.

Per the windows sticker 70% of the parts in the Challenger are USA or Canadian made, with the engine and transmission (M6) being Mexican made I don't think there's much of a percentage left for "loads of Chinese parts".
Look who owns the controlling stake in Chrysler. That's where the Italian comes from. And, I said German as referring to the transmission. I know where the LX platform got it's roots. I'm sure there are still plenty of chinese made parts regardless of the window sticker. I did notice that the window glass says USA on it so at least the F1s and the glass are US made.

Besides it was intended to be a joke. Sorry I didn't research the exact percentages for you. LOL

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I do recall...even back in the late eighties, Ford actually had a percentage on the car's window sticker which gave an estimate of how much of each car model consisted of foreign parts. Anyone else recall that? I think even back then, it was 30%...nowadays, I bet it's more like 70%...
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Check this out. A few years ago, ABC News filled three rooms of a house in Dallas with all American-made goods. It can be done. They claim that if everyone purchased these products, 10,000 jobs would be created in this country.


The Made in America House - ABC News
AAAAAAAAAHAHAHA !!!

a $9K stainless steel refrigerator

no wonder noone is purchasing American Made products.

oh, and after reading this article, people will believe only furniture is American made.

what are you gonna do, sit in your living room all day and look at your American made table ??

what about TV's and DVR's and DVD's and BluRays and Home Theaters and home computers and and Wii's and PS3's and DS's and cameras and cell phones and gopros and external drives and kid's coloring books and kid's bikes and barbies and ..........................
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I do recall...even back in the late eighties, Ford actually had a percentage on the car's window sticker which gave an estimate of how much of each car model consisted of foreign parts. Anyone else recall that? I think even back then, it was 30%...nowadays, I bet it's more like 70%...
you're correct.

i think in 2010 the F150 had so much foreign content on it, that it didn't even qualify to compete in Cars.com "Top American Made Cars" or something like that......

the Toyota Camry is the most American car in the United States.......

Cars.com American Made Index ranks Toyota Camry #1 again

It seems the Accord now boasts a 75-percent American parts percentage (which is the minimum allowable to make this list) as it is now being assembled in two separate plants based in the United States. Ford's F-150, however, saw its American parts percentage fall from 80 percent down to just 55 percent – a scenario Ford calls "pretty common."
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