The resident forum US Car maniac anti-import user (filller) ME will now tackle some statements.
OK OK I would never ever ever ever EVER ever EVER buy an import that is less than a BMW 7 (older) or a MB 500, 600 or therewise.
I would NEVER buy anything asian. PERIOD.
Cars we had in US.
*Denotes still have it.
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra--Dont remember much but the 3rd front seat was cool!
1992 Chrysler LeBaron--So so, not a bad car.
1994 Ford Aerostar XLT--Average, transmission problems
1997 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer*--140,000 MILES and still going no problems.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX*--A solid V8.
1996 Chevy Impala SS* <----Rice eater. My car
5.7L V8 LT1
2002 GMC Yukon Denali XL*--Solid SUV, tows nicely and does its job such as haul firewood, furniture and anything else... plus it has 5 PTVs LOL
2002 Lincoln LS*--Nice car, though eats gas like crazy, even for american car
2002 GM Powered Freedom RV*--Pimp Bus...Great stuff though.
"I said no Germans because Germans build VW, Audi, BMW, MB, so, I don't think it's possible not to ne nationalist in that case!!!!!!!!! "
Or is it?
"Nationally conscious as I am, I decided to buy the Opel Corsa.
Later I found out that my Corsa was built in Zaragoza (Spain) - Ford Fiesta are built in Cologne (Germany)..."
The cash is in Detroit not in Germany LOL in BOTH cases.
"I was quite impressed with how well it drove, but unfortunately it was way underpowered. "
"The problem is that I prefer small cars, and with the exception of the Ford Focus, US manufacturers can't do small cars."
They dont because its not practical to make 100 diffrent kinds of geo metro class cars. Of course with exceptions with subsidary companies in Europe and Asia.
"I try to look at American brands first and then go to other dealerships. That's a fair and evenhanded way of buying cars."
Your a good citizen...what can I say?
"but I do know that VWs are reliable and reasonably priced,"
And I lay 5 golden eggs each morning after breakfast.
"I had a German car given to me and it was a nice freebie. I eventually got rid of it and bought a real car,...an American car. "
I know you are 100% sane.. Always have been with cars.
"Yep, buy the Ford (made in Mexico or Canada) over th Toyota or Nissan (made in the US)."
Ok thats a pretty dumb statement. Cars now are made everywhere and parts are made in diffrent places. Not all Toyotas and Nissans are built in the US and not all Fords in Mexico and Canada.....it all comes down to where they money goes..