Boredmaster wrote:You aren't supposed to buy American primarily because it's supposed to be the cheapest or highest quality. You buy American because you live in America. Helping support Americans is good for America. Helping support China, who purposely builds anti-American ship weapons (DF-21D), purposely puts lead in our children's toys, purposely is responsible for 2317 pieces of sizable space debris from the test involving the destruction of YF-1C. The reasons NOT to buy Chinese, when you can help it, is more than enough to the enlightened. But mostly, it's just the right thing to do, period! The only new car I've ever purchased was a Ford, and I didn't have a single, not ONE, issue before I sold it at 130,000 miles. Both of my Japanese-built cars fell to pieces at 60k miles. Anyways, I'm rambling because I'm passionate about this subject. Seriously though, I find it bothersome that some people don't see why buying American is the right thing to do.
My Honda was made in Marysville, OHIO
My Ford was made in MEXICO.
We live in a global market now. The computer you used to write your comment was NOT made in America. It' very likely your American branded car was not made in America. It possibly was assembled in America but I would bet at least some of the parts were made from manufacturers in Asia or Europe.
By the way, my Toyota, made in Kentucky, has 285000 miles on it. All the service and repair was performed by Americans right here in the good old USA! I'm afraid to say where the replacement parts came from however.
If your car fell apart at 60K, I'm guessing you didn't take care of it properly or, chose a bad American service and repair company to maintain your vehicle.
Please educate yourself first before you mislead others.
Most, if not all, of American brands contract with the lowest bidder to manufacture their product.
If you think LL Bean, Gap, Lands End, etc. have their clothing made by American textiles, you would be wrong. It's not China who makes all of these items. It's Bangledesh, Viet Nam, India, Sri Lanka, and on and on.
It very naive to think your American products are made in America or that you're supporting the American economy by buying only American made products.
Educate yourself and try to buy products that have high quality and made with fair practices by companies who treat employees fairly and who return profits to America.
Oh, and be very careful when you lace up your shoes to go workout. Those shoes were not made in America and quite possibly were made in a sweatshop by children.