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  • The best cars I have ever owned and currently own are foreign.
  • No, UK used to design and produce quality cars, but now the quality is in Japanese and German designed and manufactured cars.
  • Not at all. They seem to be more fuel efficient and some of them have better safety ratings. If you like the foreign cars better then go for it!
  • Not in the least, especially considering that ALL US car manufactures have outsourced at least some of the manufacturing to foreign workers. We truly live in a global village, so why not just make the best of it? Most foreign-made cars are safer, have better fuel efficiency and have much lower repair rates.
  • No. I believe it is uncapitalist to buy a car for reasons other than quality, affordability, and your personal requirements. If the car that best meets the requirements is foreign, then buy it.
  • No. Patriotism has nothing to do with buying a foreign car. It is like buying a computer by an American corporation--its parts come from many countries, not just one.
  • Not at all, as a matter of fact it has forced Ford, GM to make better vehicles and provide better warranties.
  • I don't think so.... Our choice of cars is not governed by the sense of patriotism or its opposite. We choose cars according to what suits our tastes and senses, and most of all, according to the blended feeling of luxury and convenience that we could have with the car of our choice; so it isn't unpatriotic then, if the reason banks on that kind of premise.... However, if there are people out there who'd choose foreign cars simply because they don't like any of their country's automobile products (even if the said products are at the best standards of Automobile Technology), then I guess, that question might be be ringing some sense into them.....
  • I don't regard it as unpatriotic, no. The quality, however, depends on the foriegn country. German made cars such as Mercedes, VW, etc., are almost always made exceptionally well, of course I'm partial to those. :) I'm extremely patriotic. But along the same lines, 80% or more of our consumer products are foreign-made. It's a worldwide market. :)
  • I think it's unpatriotic that American card companies does not, at least, equals level of safety, user experience and price than foreign companies have.
  • Its not that its unpatriotic, its just that most of the factories are (well were stupid out sourcing) in the United States. I'm from the Detroit Area (Motor City) and my dad and many other of my friends parents work for Ford and GM. Ford and GM are laying off tons of people and its sad to see these people that have worked for them forever being booted out. Tons of people in the state of michigan depend on the auto industry for income, and if you buy a foregin car, your just making the american economy worse!
  • If you really think about it. What car is now foreign???? Most of the cars now a days, whether it be honda, mitsubishi, daewoo, nissan, etc are all manufactured in the united states. The only thing that makes cars foreign now are the engineers.
  • No. The cars are sold and serviced here so a chunk of the money stays here. The parts may be made in the other countries but tell me they arent marked up when sold to the consumer! Ultimately, the American car companies have started to see that if they dont produce a car that can compete (reliable, cost effective) with the foreign made brands they are not going to sell as much as the foreign made brands so finally we are beginning to see better made "local" competition.
  • No, I do no believe it is unpatriotic to by a foreign-mad car. My state's (I live in Michigan) economy is heavily based upon the auto industry and this increased quality compition has pushed our domestic automotive companies to achive a higher standard.
  • My wife and I have only ever owned three cars made by "The Big Three" but eight out of nine of them were made in the US. (Yes, we eat cars.) Volkswagen, Honda, and Toyota treated us right and were made by Americans. That said, I believe it unpatriotic to buy inferior vehicles based on whose emblem is on the hood. Americans are all about getting the best of the best and being smarter, so why be stupid when it comes to choosing a ride? Why settle for an unreliable, unstylish set of wheels? The US market is about the survival of the fittest. If FoMoCo and GM can't give us what we want, they don't deserve to survive as companies regardless of their nation of origin.
  • You know what the car most made in America is...Toyota....The majority of the "american" car companies are now made in Canada and Mexico...To say it's unpatriotic would be ridiculous.
  • My father refused to ever buy or help me purchase any vehicle that wasn't American made. He grew up during WW II and so yes, I grew up believing that it was important and to some extent my patriotic duty to purchase American made items. My husband's parents grew up in England during WWII. Both of his grandfathers fought in WW II. To this day my husband will not have anything to do with BMW. So perhaps there is something to feeling a level of patriotism to the products we purchase.
  • I think my Japanese car was acutally assembled in Canada, I guess I step on two toes.
  • No, I don't believe it is unpatriotic, but I do believe a lot of Americans are making a mistake by buying foreign. The perception in the US is the vehicles here are junk, and while the big 3 may have had there problems in the past, they have made huge strides over the last decade to position themselves back at the top for quality. I think it would benefit the US if Americans bought US products. Many will tell you that the foreign automakers assemble the cars here, so what does it matter, but there are thousands of parts on a car that also need to be individually manufactured before they make it to the car. Foreign automakers tend to source the majority of their car parts to foreign suppliers, so instead of the hundreds of jobs made by Toyota for assembling the car here, think about the thousands of jobs that are overseas manufacturing the parts. US automakers also use foreign suppliers, but rarely do they buy above 20% of the content from outside of North America. I highly recommend you read this article about the 'perceived quality' and the 'true quality' of vehicles today before you make your next purchase. I'm not saying you have to buy American, but if you don't, be sure your decision is an informed one. http://overthehillcarpeople.com/themonthlytuneup.htm
  • It depends on the way in which you value your own country. If you are concerned about supporting local industry then perhaps you'd be more inclined to buy locally manufactured cars. But if they were inferior in quality to foreign made ones, in terms of milage, emmissions and safety, you'd be caring for your local environment by buying foreign. And if everyone else followed suit, you'd also be forcing your local manufacturers to raise their standards, which isn't a bad thing either.
  • Definately not I drive a foreign made car both in England and the US Over here (England ) it would be difficult to find an English car anyway. All the Car plants are now making Japenese etc cars. They are better quality and you certaianly get more for your money
  • Yes, I also believe it is unpatriotic to buy an American flag that was made in China.
  • If you will check, you will discover that most foreign-made automobiles are assembled in the united states. toyota has an assembly plant in lexington, kentucky. People are buying automobiles for their looks and long-lasting durability. toyota and honda lead that list. If a better product is built, america will buy it.
  • Absolutely not. I drive a German BMW 5 Series and it is one of the most reliable and most comfortable cars I have ever driven. As a consumer, you should buy whatever you believe is the best quality and not because of its nationality.
  • I think the best idea is to stop thinking about patriotism when choosing a car and start thinking about price, carachteristics, etc...
  • I remember the automobiles built in the 70s. some were a disgrace to the american public. general motors built automobiles that the paint peeled, fell off and would not adhere to the metal. I own a Honda and a Toyota Camry. i did my homework before making my purchase. i based my decisions on Consumer Report Magazine. Hondas and Toyotas have consistently lead all categories for workmanship, reliability and owner satisfaction. what could beat this? I have not been dissapointed in my choices. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford only wish they had 50 per cent of the buyers market. Its not unpatriotic. its common sense. if a better product is out there, Honda and Toyota built it.
  • It should be pointed out that a lot of cars though they are foriegn companies are still produced in the US. The Honda's you buy in the US where made in the US.
  • Unpatriotic may be a bit strong, but this is an issue that I do feel somewhat strongly about. To buy a foreign car appears sensible, right? They are generally cheaper, more sporty, and more fuel efficient. I certainly understand why people are attracted to foreign cars. However, buying a foreign car will only save you money in the short run. There will be severe long term consequences for our economy and our unemployment rates. This can also be seen as a moral issue, not just an economic one. Why are American cars (and American products in general) generally more expensive? It's because American industries are held to labor standards and minimum wage. The American Auto industry is in dire straits, because it is competing with foreign industries who do not have to comply with these regulations. Maybe my opinion is biased because my mother was a GM employee for 25 years until her job was outsourced.
  • Absolutely not, you buy what you want to buy that best meets your needs and desires.
  • No. I live in the United States which does not exactly scream "land of reliable cars".
  • No. Besides, many "foreign" cars are now made in the US.
  • Funny thing is most foreign cars now are made in the US as well
  • all i drive are foreign cars, and that is because they actually last longer and are better made than american cars
  • The definition of patriotism includes "sacrifice for one's country". Buying an American made brand/model would certainly be a sacrifice...so, yeah, buying American is patriotic.
  • well it's not bad it's just wrong saying that the cars made in other countries but orginally they were made here.
  • It's more than unpatriotic, it is criminal. Anyone that says that that it is ok to buy a honda or toyota because it is manufactured here is just ignorant. What about all the companies that toyota and honda are building in Japan from the profits from there "American manufactured" car sales. Come on people, foreign car drivers are destroying the only great businesses we still have in America while giving money to godless nations and businessmen out to defeat other American businesses. Foreign companies cheat with currency and every way they can to make their products cheaper. I can't even think of the words to describe the people that do this and rationalize their destructive purchases. And even after foreign companies cheat with currency valuations, and not paying pensions, and not paying good wages to their employees, crappy health care systems, crappy militaries, crappy lives, there are still American cars that have the same quality as the best Japanese cars. To you anti-American idiots, just wait until your kids or grand kids are working at walmart or for some other crappy foreign owned company, or some other crap job because you didn't support your own countries businesses. Yall are a bunch of un-educated selfish ignorant, delusional, unpatriotic idiots.. Sorry for the harshness, but I’m 46 and just realizing how ignorant the majority of us are!!
  • I buy the best car I can afford, taking into consideration safety, handling, efficiency and body style which suits my needs. It is not "unpatriotic" of me to buy a foreign car if it meets my criteria. It would be unpatriotic of me if i not did not exercise my freedom of choice in selecting a car.
  • no i do not..although we always have owned american made vehicles...and reserved euro vehicles for renting.. i myself own a ford..but am thinking of getting an audi or volvo..i look for styling, reliability, price and above all else...safety!
  • This is an emotional question and I do not believe it should be considered a matter of Patriotism. I understand that the loss of a job in your family can be devastating, however, the automotive manufacturing world is just too interconnected to call any vehicle an import based upon where the parent company is located. Here is a little side story. If I recall correctly, the CHP (California Highway Patrol) tried to improve the made in USA content in their equipment purchases by specifying a minimum percentage of USA content (the percent figure was 80-90%, I believe). This was intended to give the edge to Harley Davidson, but is why Ponch and John were riding Kawasakis in the TV series "Chips". Kawasaki was the only manufacture of Police spec motorcycles that met the minimum percentage. My point is while imports like BMW, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota continue to build assembly plants in the USA creating jobs in American; GM, Ford, Daimler-Chrysler build plants in Mexico, Canada and China etc. Then the content of Domestic owned cars and trucks are frequently very foreign and visa versa. Look at the first character on the VIN plate of your own vehicles; if it is a 1 or 4 then it was assembled in the USA. Any other number or letter means assembled in another country or region of the world. http://www.autocheck.com/consumers/car-facts/vin-numbers/free-vin-decode.do A factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, was the third new plant GM announced last year in an emerging market. The automaker didn't disclose what it will build there. GM has 79 operating auto assembly plants, with 30 in North America, 17 each in Europe and Asia and the rest in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=ayvOOPpT381E&refer=japan Ford Motor Company has picked Oakville, Ontario (www.ontariocanada.com) for an US$818-million expansion. What's more, in a major departure from historic form, Canada and Ontario have together agreed to $164 million in subsidies. http://www.siteselection.com/ssinsider/bbdeal/bd041108.htm
  • It's not unpatriotic, however now a days, even when you buy American, a lot of the money goes out of the country due to many of the parts themselves being manufactured oversees and in places like Mexico and Canada. Now it's nothing against any of those places, but I think we should buy more American cars and keep as much industry as possible in the states, even though some of the money goes out of the country. Who knows, maybe one day you may need a job in a factory as an auto parts maker.
  • As Toyota would say, "What is a foreign made car? They have an impressive footprint in America now in all that they have invested. I would look hard at a few US made models. I have for years been shopping for fuel efficiency and quality in the top items that I seek. Needless to say, two of the last three new vehicles that I bought were Japanese.
  • NO, most of them are assembled here in the US. If it were unpatriotic to buy foriegn things, we would all be unpatriotic. Look at every thing you own, 98% of it is made in another country.
  • No. Most of the foreign brand cars are assembled in the United States. I work right across the street from a plant that makes chrome badges and dashes for Toyota, Honda, and many others. The plant is in Missouri, and ships to assembly plants in Tennessee, Detroit, California, on and on. I can promise, that if you buy a Toyota, you will be feeding families in Missouri and Tennessee at the very least.
  • No, it's practical. Nothing unpatriotic about that.
  • There is no such thing. All of the so called Made in the USA cars are slowly moving out of country. With fuel prices like they are the " foreign " cars a more practical.
  • Toyotas, yes. They are sending back cars cheaper than we are sending them the scrap metal. While they may run better, who is going to make America's tanks in a war when our auto companies are out of business. Also, the brand Chery is coming to America and they are Chinese. It is VERY unpatriotic to purchase or drive one of those.
  • I stand by my toyota all the way. Best car(suv) I have ever own.It can run on 2 cyclanders.
  • I stand by my toyota all the way. Best car(suv) I have ever own.It can run on 2 cyclanders.
  • no. especially since some "american" cars have all the parts made in other countries and/or are assembled there. besides, my foreign made car puts out less emissions into the air. and, that's good for everyone in this country!
  • no because a lot of the *foreign* cars (like Toyota for example, my old Camry was made in Tennessee) are made in the US and so give jobs to US workers and help to make a stronger US economy. Heck my american made Mercury was actually partially made in Canada...I am not sure there are any *american* cars that are completely made in america anymore. Does anyone know if there is?
  • Certainly not! To buy a car simply because it is made or owned in your country and not because of quality or safety... etc, would be ridiculous
  • Not really but I've only owned 1 foreign made car or so I thought. I've only had Fords & 1 chevy & most of my family by fords but correct me if I'm wrong, they may be made in america(just like toyota & others) but they have alot of foreign made parts on them. They are just put together in america. But do we REALLY know who actually OWNS Ford & Chevy? We know they started out being american but why do so many foreign cars & trucks resemble ford & chevy made vehicles?
  • No. In my country ALL cars are foreign. I can't speak for other people whose country manufactures cars :)
  • Everyone works hard for their money - people buy what they want - but when our country is owned by foreign nations and your grand kids are luckey to have a min. wage job - will you be happy. that is the question. we have to find a way for americans to support our economy not that of other nations. We are the joke of the world - send our children and money to fight W.M.D until we are our of funds to support our selfs this is the bigger problem Economy
  • Hell no. Its not my fault that foreign made cars are better, nicer and more reliable than our own.
  • Well. Chevy makes some of its cars in mexico. Ford makes some of its cars in mexico. Dodge is owned partially by mercedes... where Toyota Builds Most of its cars (for the us) in the us, they are made by U.S. workers. BMW Builds their Z4 roadster and X5 in the U.S. Ford owns such foreign brands as Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, and mazda. Ok. SO lets look. Mini a "british" car- Made by BMW lamborghini an "Italian" car-Made by german brand VW Bugatti an "Italian" car-made by VW Ford an "american" car-made in Mexico Chevy an "american" car- Made in mexico Volvo- a "swedish" car- made by americans (FORD) Mazda- a "Japenese" Car- Made by americans (FORD) Jaguar a "British" car- made by americans (FORD) Land Rover a "British" car- made by americans (FORD) Dodge an "american" car- made partly by germans (MERCEDES) jeep an "american" car- made partly by germans (MERCEDES) Mitsubishi a "Japanese" car owned partly by dodge,an american company, which is partially german. (MERCEDES) Chrysler an "american" car thats partly german (MERCEDES) Toyota a "Japenese" car thats built in the U.S. BMW Z4 and X5 "german" cars built in the U.S. So umm.. I guess if you want your money to go to U.S. workers, buy toyota? here are the sites to verify that info. (not including chevy and ford making their cars in mexico) this shows that daimlerchrysler owns dodge and mercedes. http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/ http://www.dodge.com/ Go to the bottom where it has the jeep, and crysler emblems. this shows ford owns volvo, land rover, etc. http://www.ford.com/en/default.htm Bmw and mini http://www.bmwgroup.com/ volkswagen: http://www.volkswagen.com/vwcms_publish/vwcms/master_public/virtualmaster/en2/unternehmen/konzern.html as for the others, you can research them yourselves. I think honestly that if you must have a chevy, dodge, or ford, (although muscle cars are beautiful)you are not supporting our country anyway, and you are buying a poorer quality product than what you could find from some foreign manufacturers, especially the germans. But it's your preference. By the way. How many of you actually new what ford owned?
  • Nope, not at all. I don't think it has anything to do with patriotism.
  • I'm in the UK. Nope, it's either get one from abroad or don't get anything at all - I'm not sure if any are any car UK manufactures here at all. Kinda cancels out any flag waving but hey, who cares.
  • No. if American automakers would ever produce a vehicle comparable to a Toyota or Honda, people would not be buying foreign cars. I have owned at least 12 automobiles. some were pure junk from the beginning. i talked to many mechanics and asked which automobile they see the least for repairs. Toyota and Hondas, always. I decided to give a new Toyota a try. in 2000, i ordered a brand new Toyota Solara, fully equipped with everything the factory offered. this has been, by far, the very best automobile i have ever owned. i will buy a new one, when the time is right. I do not believe being unpatriotic has anything to do with the quality and reliability of an automobile. i may change my mind, but General Motors and Ford have a long way to go, before they can build an automobile equal to some of the foreign made cars. Never drive a Toyota or Honda? take a test drive and feel the true "professional grade" the way an auto should feel, drive, and give excellent longevity.
  • I used to believe it was. But who would have ever known just how sub standard American car makers would go, making their products. I'm sorry if this makes some Ford and Chevy lovers angry, but gee whiz, the pride should be in quality. In that I myself am ashamed, for the American car companies. My husband has a Toyota 4 Runner, and trust me... it is Built Tough! In the past 20 yrs. I have lost that loving feeling for my Chevy Dealer.
  • My chevy is made with suzuki parts. nuff said
  • Yes, In fact there was an article that explained that for every 1% of market share that was gained by the imports that approx 24,000 americans stood at risk of loosing jobs, and not just the over paid union folks. The regular blue collar guy that works for a comapany that supplies parts to the manufacturers. You see up until a couple of years ago the import manufacturers only had assembly plants here in the US. That means they would ship all or at least a huge percentage of the parts over to be assembled here in the US. The primary reason for that was to avoid paying the tarrifs. So if helping americans loose jobs and avoiding paying taxes is unpatriotic then yes yes yes yes yes
  • Being a die-hard Chevrolet fan, I find it hard to buy a non GM car. Currently I drive a 2005 Chevrolet Classic (Malibu). My wife drives a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice.
  • well for thats a hard question cause my favorite types of cars old school muscle cars. but nomi dont think its un patriotic its your choice to buy whatever car you want
  • No. It's just freedom of choice. I have a brand preference and that's what I would prefer to buy. If it's a foreign car, so be it. I have a lot of respect for car makers from all over the world, and I see some nice cars come out all over the place. For example, I'm not a big Ford fan, but I love the new Ford GT, and the Australian Falcons (in their sports versions - XR6 Turbo and XR8/GT) That being said, they wouldn't be my first choice on the list. If the domestic market wants my business, then they had better come up with something that I want: turbo, all wheel drive, light weight, great handling... Like a Subaru Liberty (Legacy) GT Spec-B, for example. That turns my head. Or maybe an Audi RS6. Or a Mitsubishi EVO 9. That's my kind of car. So, until the domestic manufacturers make cars that suit my wants, I won't be buying anything from them. Simple as that. If that's 'unpatriotic', so be it.
  • I am a PROUD owner of 2 Chevrolets... would not buy anything else!!!
  • I believe its unpatriotic to buy anything not made in the US. Dont get me wrong,I buy things from other countries because I cant find it made in the US but I think we should buy US first....
  • Nope... Give me a Japanese car anyday
  • No, it is not. I have noticed that some people who say that "buy American cars, support the USA Economy" have their homes loaded with foreign made Gizmos, mostly Japanese ones...including Seiko watches. It is smart to buy the best at the lower cost, and regarding cars, those are Japanese and Koreans. I love my Hyundai. I am very impressed how well built that little thing is. It will turn four years old in August, and has never been to an Auto Mechanic other than scheduled maintenance.
  • No, since most of them are built here.
  • it depends, newer age american cars are not what they used to be, eninge wise interior wise and body wise, japan probably makes the longest lasting cars, example: Honda made over 15 million vtecs engine last year and none of them had recalls on them or went wrong.
  • What does patriotism have to do with the kind of car you buy?
  • I think the question is kind of strange. I drive aHonda that was built in Ohio, by American workers, and with many American parts. I have owned American cars that were built in Canada or Mexico. Who cares what the country of corporate origin is? I could care less if I make the chairman of GM richer. I do like the idea of supporting jobs in America, though. My son's Nissan truck was built in Tennessee. Who cares if Nissan is a JapaneseFrench company? It was built here, with many American sourced parts. Buy the best you can get for your money. Don't worry about the rest.
  • After reading the other answers it is clear to see that most people believe that an American made car is not foreign which it clearly is. The Canadian automotive sector produces American vehicles & vehicles from asia. We also produce products for vehiles from europe. Very few vehicles like the Brooklyn which was Canadian designed, owned & produced all in Canada can really be considered domestic. The downfall of our market started with the importing of cars like the Beetle & products from the Datsun world.
  • The UAW has had a big influence in the decline of the American auto industry. Wages are to high for most of the jobs performed thus increasing the price of a already inferior car compared to say Honda or Toyota.
  • I think the country of origin of most cars is irrelevant now because so many parts might come from all over the world, but the car might be driven off a plant in Alabama. I think a good question would be what is the most reliable car brand... because some are definitely more reliable over time than others.
  • nope. because hondas and toyotas that is sold in the US are made and assembled in the US. and some brand that you think american cars are acctually assembled overseas
  • Who cares? Tons of stuff is made overseas...and that doesn't stop anyone...as long as I like it and I can afford it...I will but it.
  • Most "American" automobiles are either mostly or all assembled in other countries, the real american part about it is the engineering and design.
  • We are patriotic buying "American made" and politicians export the most jobs out of USA. With the today "global" policies I do not believe that is unpatriotic to buy a car with foreign name. Most of the parts even for domestic name cars are made in China!
  • no. here's why. it is good for our nation to conserve on gas. foreign-made cars generally use less gas. therefor, foreign-made cars are better for america.
  • If the profit goes to another country, it's bad for our country.
  • I don't believe there is anything that can be called a foreign-made car anymore, but that all vehicles, Harley-Davidson included, are *global-made* because their parts list would come in from all over the planet. In the 1980s, for instance, about 85% of the parts in a Harley came from overseas, mainly Taiwan. Granted, they're an ally, but that doesn't make the parts American. Mexicans, I am told, like to steal Fords in El Paso because a lot of the parts are made there and they can always get replacements. That, while wiring harnesses come from an Indian reservation in Mississippi. Makes one wonder what the Ford plants in Dearborn actually produce. It's like that all over. Global-made cars.
  • i drive a ford, but i see it as unpatriotic, if you would do your research, you would find that most "American" made cars, are usually somewhere between 40% and 70% foreign parts and labor, and simply assembled in the US
  • I don't think there's such a thing as either a domestic or foreign car. Most imports are assembled here, roughly 20% of most domestic parts are made outside of the country, mostly in Canada and Mexico, but still it's not here. Almost all cars for the American market, no matter who makes them are designed here. Well, not Beemers or MBs as far as I know, but I could be wrong about that. Repairs and parts tend to be significantly more expensive on imports, but mostly on the higher end vehicles. Go with the brand and model that fits you.
  • yes it is not right to buy Japanese cars they do not let us sell fairly in their countries. 20% tariff you buy a Jap car most of the money goes back to Japan. give Ford GM Chyrsler a chance the quality is just as good. we have already lost 120,000 jobs this year in Detroit keep buying foreign your job is next, frank
  • Given the two options: a) drive a car that doesn't break down every five minutes, handles relatively easily and looks reasonably cool. and b) drive a Rover. I'm fairly happy being unpatriotic.
  • No, I don't think it's unpatriotic. Until American made cars can keep up with or beat the competition, I will continue to buy 'foreign' ones. My warranty is better, the life of the vehicle is longer (heck, in the maintenance schedule, it goes up to 150k miles), less problems overall and the price is cheaper. When purchasing my last 3 cars, I gave Ford, Chevy, etc., a fair chance. They simply couldn't compare. They charge more and you get less. Sorry, but I'll stick with my Mitsubishi(s).
  • It's unpatriotic to buy a car just because it's made in US. Interestingly, many US car makers build cars outside of US while some foreign makers build cars in US. Honda builds almost all the cars sold in US in US. Chrysler builds many minivans in Canada. Also, many foreign cars have American made engine/tranny.
  • who is to say what are foreign cars? toyota,honda,subaru,hyundai,nissan,bmw,mercedes,all have assembly plants in the u.s.using domestic steel parts and labor..on the other hand dodge,chevrolet,and ford have plants in mexico...buy what best suits your needs, budget,and lifestyle..
  • No I don't...
  • No - I think its unpatriotic to put associate your country with inferior goods, and then have the brass neck to try and guilt-trip people into buying the shoody goods...
  • Yes, I fullly believe that it is unpatriotic. We are giving money to those that will probably one day be builing a bomb that is going to be aimed at us. I am not an untrusting person, but just look at how some of these cowards start wars. We are just supporting them by buying thier cars. I do understand the whole gas mileage thing, but I would rather safely pay an extra $1 a week then support future war fighters. The cars that we produce here in america are well built and also offer an affortable line for everyone. Paying for imported parts will usually make the price of the foreign cars more at the end too. Support our country, buy American!
  • Nope. Most foreign made cars have assembly plants in the US, that employ americans. The unions are what is causing american car manufacturing problems and forcing them to move into other countries.
  • Yes, I fullly believe that it is unpatriotic. We are giving money to those that will probably one day be builing a bomb that is going to be aimed at us. I am not an untrusting person, but just look at how some of these cowards start wars. We are just supporting them by buying thier cars. I do understand the whole gas mileage thing, but I would rather safely pay an extra $1 a week then support future war fighters. The cars that we produce here in america are well built and also offer an affortable line for everyone. Paying for imported parts will usually make the price of the foreign cars more at the end too. Support our country, buy American!
  • I own a 1986 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - wonderful old car. The only foreign cars I would buy would be those that were engineered and made in Germany because they are top quality vehicles plus I am German blooded so stick with your roots. Only trouble is - German cars as cool as they are, are so bloody expensive - there should be a law on that one. Cheerio!
  • yes it is. Buying foriegn cars is just giving $ to others so they can have bigger and better weapons then us when they start a war with us in the future! I would rather employ our own kind, then give other citizens of other countries jobs.
  • I would worry more if your congressperson is blatantly not honoring their oath of office to uphold the constitutiton.
  • If it's a 4 cylinder I say Who cares who made it - The only thing that is UN-patriotic is gas for $3.65 a gallon!
  • No! I think it is in the best interests of everone to buy the best product on the market. North American auto manufacturers are just as capable of making good cars as any firm in the world. Now that we're buying foreign made (or designed) cars they are getting the message and everyone will be a winner.

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