Everyone thinks every car is a piece of junk once they have to shell out some money. Hey... guess what? Parts are expensive! Especially Honda's. Why do you think the Civic is constantly high up on the "Most stolen" list?
Absolutely incorrect, If you purchase a Japanese vehicle, you are supporting the JAPANESE ECONOMY not the US economy.
It doesn't matter that the car was made by Americans, it directly supports the company which in not located in the USA.
Go back to school!
Run this by me again. The bestselling cars in America are designed, engineered, built, and sold HERE, yet this is a bad thing because the profits go back to Japan (which they really don't since it is obvious Honda and Toyota are reinvesting in their most profitable market)?
How is employing tens of thousands of AMERICAN workers bad when the domestic manufacturers are laying off right and left and CLOSING plants? Those workers should be on welfare instead of earning wages?
And how is a car like the Canadian-built LaCrosse or Mexican-built PT Cruiser keeping Americans employed?
Automobiles are the lead in the global economy. American brands are made in the U.S., Canada & Mexico. Over 50% of the steel used in Chrysler products come from overseas. Look at the electric components in American cars and you'll see they're made in Japan and Korea. Would you buy a Ford Ranger? How about a Mazda pickup? Same truck! If I got it right, it said in Motor Trend the new Camaro is going to be built in Australia.
When you buy a foreign car made in the U.S., the only money that leaves is going to a CEO in another country instead of a CEO here.
For all you traitors who think that Japanese cars are better, I ask you this: When was the last time you saw a classic (25years) japanese car on the road?
Didn't you see the article in the New York times about classic Toyota's and Honda S600's? Probably not. You only read what is presented on the news. Also I believe the Nissan Z car us a classic. My dad has a 1974 Kawasaki Z-1 900 that is worth more than when he bought it new. It is a classic. So there you go!