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It’s Become Difficult to Tell What Is an American Vehicle

Globalization has meant you can no longer just look at the logo on the grille.

by on Oct.06, 2010

Buying American is a emotionally charged issue in a state that is very dependent on the auto industry.

Call it the automotive equivalent of playing the race card.

Talk to potential car buyers – especially in a crowd such in the lunchroom at the office – and the subject of buying American often comes up. It can be a touchy subject, especially in Michigan, where the state’s battered economy depends so heavily on the domestic auto industry.

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Just in case you don’t think this is a contentious issue, talk to the guy with the bumper sticker that says “Out of a job yet? Keep buying foreign!”

But with the globalization of the economy so prevalent, it’s hard to tell an American car from a foreign one anymore. Some would say that you simply look at the grille. If there’s a logo from a brand owned by GM, Ford or Chrysler then it’s American. But it’s really not that simple.
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