Trump wants everyone to buy american yet american quality is the problem in the auto industry. So what now??😛😛😛😛😛


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Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

I don't see it, from personal experience.

I mean, I haven't compared brands on Consumer Reports ...

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Let's rethink that on the quality of American made cars. It wasn't an American car that was recalled for accelerating all on its own with no way to stop. Toyota just this week recalled 79,000 2016-2017 Tundra pick-ups. If you bump the bumper, but there is no apparent damage, the bracket may have actually failed. Step on the bumper or rest something of weight on it and it will fall to the ground. The Toyota Sienna minivan is being recalled because their sliding doors won't stay shut. And the Prius has been recalled for faulty brakes.

Volkswagen was caught falsifying their emissions. They also just recalled 600,000 cars because of a fire hazard and air bag malfunctions.

To be fair Ford had a recall this week too. Less than 6,800 F-150s were recalled because the instrument panel when first started in very cold temperatures did not show the transmission shift position.

The thing you really can't buy American made is electronics. The thing about making them in the US is the toxic waste created in making them. We have stringent laws about disposing it. China does not. If you have read anything about the pollution in that country you would be wary of bringing that to the US. And if you think your smart phone is expensive now, think of how much more it will be to add in the cost of the proper disposal of the waste.

Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

I have a hard time determining what is an American Made Car. Is it one made up of foreign made parts and assembled here in the US? Is it one where all the people on the assembly line are American? I would say and American Made car is one totally made in the US down to the last bolt.

DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered

I don't see Trump driving around in a Toyota Camry, so I would take it with a grain of salt. It's mere lip service for his supporters, who are also probably not driving Toyotas or Hondas.

For reference, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord are the two most American cars for quite awhile now. The assembly of a Toyota Camry also employs more American workers than your "American" brand cars.

If you're not well off and would like a new car, I highly suggest the two. Personally I can see myself in a Honda Accord Coupe V6 anyday. These cars can be passed on to your grand children at 300k miles and there wouldn't be any problems.

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