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  •  Same here... (0+ / 0-)

    Growing up, with two exceptions, my parents (die hard democrats) only bought American cars. They broke and broke and broke. Always in the shop. They haven't bought an American car since and I doubt they ever will.

    My first two cars were American (Chevy Corsica and Dodge Neon).  The Neon was ok (if mediocre) the Corsica was brutal. It broke and broke and nearly killed me (when the brakes just randomly went out). I've considered buying American with the last few cars we've purchased, but I just can't do it. In most cases a quick flip through consumer reports is all I need to send me running back to Honda or Acura. Maybe when there are 10 years of positive safety and reliability figures I'll consider an American car. But no sooner.

    •  Yes - I hear that all the time about American cars (0+ / 0-)

      Thing is that American cars are now either rated the same or better than the non-union built in the south foreign cars that everyone raves about.

      So let's move on from the 70's and 80's and see what life is like now in the 21st century.  The middle class and your brothers and sisters in organized labor will thank you.

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