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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 01:22 PM
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Maybe it was referring to the driver......
Dang, Jim, I never thought of that. They are called Vanity plates because of the vanity of the person who buys them, and often as not, it's something related to their profession, or hobby or some stuff like that.....but most of the vanity plate discussions here revolve around plates that apply to the car....so I just assumed........

According to most estimates, there have been between 600 million and 750 million people born in what is now the U.S.A. (since 1776). Why would someone create a vanity plate that basically draws attention to the fact that he/she is simply part of a very large historical group or people who were USA-MADE. Also, if this was the intention, I'd expect that it would say USA-BORN.

I'm going back to my original assumption. Dude/chick ( I couldn't tell, even when I was looking right at him/her....so I won't pass judgement), was driving a bright yellow 15+ SXT Challenger and sincerely thought he/she was driving and car "Made in the USA".

Either that or the plate was transferred from their previous Honda Accord which truly was made in the USA.

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My Buick GN was made in America but had a lot of foreign electronics from Japan. Also some from China. It was labeled as "American Muscle" also.

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If it had been Japanese but looked, drove, performed like my Challenger, I'd have bought it. Never owned a car from a foreign company, but certainly not expecting an American brand to have all American made parts either. A muscle car from an American company is an American Muscle car though. Content is right there on the Window Sticker

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For me, the main feature is where it's assembled. Who are the workers doing "Most" of the work to build the vehicle. Even if some of the major components come from other places, as long as it's assembled in U.S., or (Canada or Mexico....defacto U.S. territories), I'm ok with with it.

If the VIN first character is 1, 4, 5...it's assembled in the U.S. 2 for Canada, 3 for Mexico.

If I see any other character than those 5, I'll not touch the vehicle. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
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One of the main reason we bought the 2018 RT+ (we're too young for a Lexus) was that it sits on a Mercedes chassis. The Mustang and Camaro sit too low and yes we can put the grandson in the back seat reasonably well. FIAT I'm sure will have a tough time following this design. Long story short - I totaled the wife's first TA and I walked away from it - Trust me I'm glad for the German influence.
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Why would someone create a vanity plate that basically draws attention to the fact that he/she is simply part of a very large historical group or people who were USA-MADE. Also, if this was the intention, I'd expect that it would say USA-BORN.
USA-MADE can take as little as a couple of minutes while USA-BORN takes 9 months...... Or does USA-MADE take 9 months and USA-BORN just a few hours (give or take). Who knows ?? Maybe they should have just put "USA-NATIVE".
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