Buying American-Made Vehicles
Have you ever driven a Ford Mustang, Dodge Charger or a Chevy Camaro? These three vehicles were a powerhouse in the 1960’s, 70’s and early 80’s. In fact, the American muscle car is loved around the world for its brute power, sleek design and incredible ability to attract those of the female persuasion. However, times are changing with the introduction of foreign vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra. Now, it’s time for consumers to give back by choosing domestic cars instead of foreign ones. First, American-Made vehicles are being built with higher standards. Second, as foreign vehicles surge forward American-Made vehicles are being forced to lower their prices. Last, we are American and should stick to the American dream and purchase American-Made products such as the vehicle.
The associated press conducted a survey of 1,000 adults in March 2010. The results showed that 38% of Americans think that American cars are better built than Asian cars. That same survey was conducted in December 2010 and the results were even higher with 46% of Americans thinking American-Made cars were better than Foreign-Made cars. This was good news for the failing manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors.
Imported vehicles have been with us since the invention of the automobile. Since, the introduction of the Volkswagen in 1949 the foreign car industry has captured nearly 25% of the American buying industry. Henry Ford II wanted to drive the competition to the shores by justifying lower prices, better economy and better quality vehicles. This practice is still practiced today according to Popular Science.
Just as with any company polls are taken to prove to the competition that they are winning the war on car sales. All car companies worry about the numbers, and not the situation. Even though, the above poll was taken during the Toyota crisis with the failing gas pedal and the inability to brake. American...