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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Consumer Reports has compiled a handy list showing how many cars models each carmaker — including foreign ones — built in the United States.

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What company builds the most car models in the United States?
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Looking at brands, we see Chevrolet and Ford sharing bragging rights with 12 models each, followed by Toyota (9), GMC (8), and Honda (8). In this analysis, “models” are considered the key named vehicles, rather than iterations.

For example, the Jeep Wrangler is the model, and it includes the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Likewise, the Cadillac Escalade includes the Escalade ESV, thereby matching how we organize vehicles online.

Among the findings, Chrysler has just a single car built within U.S. borders, the 200--a model heavily advertised for its Detroit roots. It is clear why that campaign isn’t used for other models.

At the corporate level, General Motors leads with 27 U.S.-built models, even without its four purged brands. A slimmed-down Ford Motor Company can boast 14 models built here, while Chrysler Group counts 12 vehicles.

Ford and Honda each have six U.S.-built models that are Consumer Reports recommended, followed by Chevrolet with five.


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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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doesn't Chrysler build alot in Mexico?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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my wrangler was made in canada. My other cars, who the hell knows. I bet most cars have parts etc. from multiple countries.
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yea, i know some of their heavy duty trucks are made in Mexico. or like you said assembled anyway.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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My Jeep is made in Howell. I refuse to have my money leave the township.

Has Consumer Reports compiled a list of lawn chairs made in Howell? Or at least MI?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #6
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Production numbers would also be interesting stat...
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I prefer to use this list

http://www.uaw.org/cars
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I prefer to think about where it was designed and developed. Since those are the jobs that matter and pay well.
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I prefer to buy whatever the F' I want.
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I prefer to buy whatever my wife tells me to buy because she wears the pants and didn't like my rover.
I hate when that happens.
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I prefer to think about where it was designed and developed. Since those are the jobs that matter and pay well.
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Plus, I don't see articles about vehicles not sold here but designed / devloped here.

My last program, I did the clusters for the Camaro, LaCrosse, Chevy Colorado, Buick GL-8, Malibu, Corsa Jr, Chevy Caprice, a couple HOldens and Vauxhalls, and one or two others I don't even know anything but the GM number. Probably 1/2-2/3s the volume is produced and sold overseas.


People bitch when they hear about us working with one of our plants in China. Shouldn't we be happy that we are able to have US jobs to design car parts for them?
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Plus, I don't see articles about vehicles not sold here but designed / devloped here.

My last program, I did the clusters for the Camaro, LaCrosse, Chevy Colorado, Buick GL-8, Malibu, Corsa Jr, Chevy Caprice, a couple HOldens and Vauxhalls, and one or two others I don't even know anything but the GM number. Probably 1/2-2/3s the volume is produced and sold overseas.


People bitch when they hear about us working with one of our plants in China. Shouldn't we be happy that we are able to have US jobs to design car parts for them?
I think most of that buy American Built UAW stuff is just a Michigan thing.

I do have to say one thing. When you have a product that is designed in the US, then built in other countries that has a far smaller benefit for the economy than a vehicle that is built here. Think of the large support system for each vehicle built. Not only do you have all of the manufacturers plants but also all of the companies that supply them parts, and companies that supply them parts, etc...

Ideally every vehicle would be built here and designed here.
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the question is where are the parts from? the car may be assembled here and marked as US made but most of the parts may be from Canada or Mexico. I know the Canadian/US auto pact used to specify that a certain percentage of each companies cars had to be made in Canada.
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My Jeep was made in Ohio.
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On the window sticker of all new cars is a % of assembled parts from what country...to an extent. Memory seems like that some stickers used term "North America" as country of origin.

IIRC my TJ was like 80% US made in 2004. Made by my neighbors couple miles from my house...during first shift on a Tuesday.
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I'm pretty sure mine was too. It's getting so old I'm having a hard time remembering those things. We're celebrating our 12 year anniversary in a week.
It's in the shop getting u-joints replaced right now.
Is that like knee or hip replacement?
Ah, to get old.....
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My 93 ZJ is built 100% in the USA!! for old ass junk piles!
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I'm pretty sure mine was too. It's getting so old I'm having a hard time remembering those things. We're celebrating our 12 year anniversary in a week.
It's in the shop getting u-joints replaced right now.
Is that like knee or hip replacement?
Ah, to get old.....

Sheesh Mine turns 28 this year in November

It's in for a face lift and will look like its 16 again
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