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Thread: Why Americans should buy AMERICAN Cars!




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    http://www.auto.com/latestnews/pm91_20020111.htm

    Sorry to hear it Ford. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    Pretty much reflecting the same thing that's happened here over in Austraralia for the last 30yrs. :(
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    Well it's happening to the Japs as well Wiz - you just aren't hearing that in the U.S. (most likely) :(
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    Globalization, we all swim together we all sink together:(
    I always feel sympathy when a factory or assembly plant closes. That's a lot of folks in one area out of work. Not many communities can begin to provide enough job opportunities to make up the difference. Usually the case is that the rest of the local economy is crimped in a big way.

    These situations almost always have a huge trickle-down effect.
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    Gives a whole new meaning to the tag-line doesn't it.

    Built Ford?.........TOUGH!:no:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C
    Built Ford?.........TOUGH![/B]:no:

    I like that one Charles
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    that Oakville, Ontario plant is about 30min from where I live - I drive by it about once a week.

    What that article doesn't say it that the F150 truck is only one line in the plant - the major production is the Windstar minivan - which is still being produced at record levels.

    In fact, they just built a huge new office complex at at that site - so I don't think they're hurting too bad

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    I will however be Buying 2 North American built cars in the next 2-3 years:
    A Chrysler Sebring for my wife this year & a Dodge Dakota 4x4 for me next year or the year after (my Ford Ranger4x4 is getting a little long in the tooth)

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    Actually RDR I've seen companies, plants, and even military bases go through major new construction just before they shut down.
    Several reasons for that, one being - if they spend a lot of money, they think they can force the corporation/government hand too keep them open. Another is the increased price that can be asked for the property if and when they sell it. And I would guess that there would be some considerable benefits at tax-time also to spending all that money.

    Beware major new construction, sometimes it can be an indicator of a rattler in the woodpile:no:
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    I hate ford.

    I'm sorry.

    I've given them two tries. One try was a Ford Escort, and the other was a Ford Bronco, and both of them eventually were Found On Road Dead.

    They suck. I'm glad they are shutting down plants for more than one reason. Oh yeah, and those cars were already being cut off, so it's no big news...they've already been replaced.

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