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Domestic Parts Content
Following is the ranking of automakers by the percentage of content in their vehicles with domestic parts.
· 82% - GM
· 49% - Honda
· 41% - Toyota
· 38% - Nissan
· 11% - BMW
· 5% - Infiniti
· 4% - Kia
· 3% - Lexus
· 1% - Hyundai
 

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percentage of parts content doesnt matter if they cant get the cars out to the public.
 

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What about Ford and Chrysler (or whatever they are called these days)?
 

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The windows sticker of the Enclave says 76% domestic parts content
 

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US/Canadian? Is that supposed to mean that Americans will think made in Canada is the same as made in the U.S.?
 

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My point is they appear to be masking the reality about what is built in the U.S. and what isn't. Lots of auto manufacturing has gone to Canada. I don't have a problem with Canada but don't blend the U.S. and Canada as a disguise. If you are going to report what is domestic, than report it accurately. State what percentage is U.S. and what percentage is elsewhere, including Canada.
 

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My point is they appear to be masking the reality about what is built in the U.S. and what isn't. Lots of auto manufacturing has gone to Canada. I don't have a problem with Canada but don't blend the U.S. and Canada as a disguise. If you are going to report what is domestic, than report it accurately. State what percentage is U.S. and what percentage is elsewhere, including Canada.
The sharing of car parts between the 2 countries has been going on long before the cars manufacturers off shore were here.

When we ship you gas and oil I will make sure to indicate it is made in Canada so you can decide if you want to use it.
 

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Canuck, I think you are getting offended mistakenly. I don't have a problem with free trade, not with Canada nor anyone else for that matter. All I am saying is that they post what percentage of their vehicle is made domestically in what I would guess is an attempt to appeal to people who want to buy a domestic car. Canada is a wonderful country but it is not the U.S., both are sovereign nations. I would say the same thing if I were Canadian and the sticker read the same way. If I bought something and wanted to know how much of it was made in Canada, it doesn't help to see X% from Canada/US. Just the same as X% US/Japan or X% Canada/Mexico.
 

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No major offense taken. It would be interesting if Wal Mart posted a sign out front 90% made in China and see how that would go over. People still buy from Wal Mart and I wonder how much of that is made in the US.

I have said for many years likely more than 10 that Wal Mart is not as good for the US as people believe but I'm not an economist just a manufacturer in Canada.
 

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I have said for many years likely more than 10 that Wal Mart is not as good for the US as people believe but I'm not an economist just a manufacturer in Canada.
I am not certain that anyone has said that Wal Mart is good for the US. They seem to have a pretty poor reputation IMHO.
 

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I am not certain that anyone has said that Wal Mart is good for the US. They seem to have a pretty poor reputation IMHO.
People do not normally go to places that are bad (in the day time) :angel:
 

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People do not normally go to places that are bad (in the day time) :angel:
I am getting a bit confused here but people shop at Wal Mart because they are inexpensive, not because they have great social policies. Many people hate Wal Mart for the way they treat employees, but at the end of the day their prices are good so some don't care.
 

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We all want the highest wage at work and the lowest prices at the market. That equation has made us a service economy with more and more manufacturing moving away. It is a natural process that is mostly unavoidable.

Other American institutions will be changing or disappearing as well. Take the traditional family farm. It is inefficient and will be driven out by large efficient corporate farms.
 

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All I'm saying is that people's behaviour is interesting at times. Support things with money that we hate. Then do not support things with money that we chearish (health care for the people that can not afford it).
 
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