Car buyers can rejoice again with an American automobile company reclaiming the number one spot in the world. It’s nothing short of pure bliss for a population who has subsidized the Koreans and Japanese for so many years do to poor choices out of their own countrymen. From one American to another I say, “Way to go USA!”
In the dark days of the American automobile manufacturer, specifically the 1980s-2000, consumers bought American at their own peril. Less design, less options and less quality was the reward for a patriotic purchase. Today the absolute opposite is true and it feels great to be back. American manufacturers such as Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, and Cadillac feature better MPG, better quality, better styling, more features and a better warranty than the Japanese and Korean automobile manufacturers. In 2012, Americans who buy foreign manufactured cars now do so at their own peril!
The trend is so substantial that many Japanese and Korean companies have created “manufacturing facilities” in the United States to give consumers the allusion that a purchase of their vehicles is not a net negative for the United States. Most consumers see through this manipulative behavior and realize that those plants are merely assembling facilities with very few jobs created. The parts suppliers and manufacturing is largely done oversees for these companies as evidenced by the massive shortage of Hondas and Toyotas for sale in 2011 due to the flooding in Japan. Americans are becoming smart to these false “built in the USA” claims of Japanese and Korean mercantilist manufacturers and are overwhelmingly saying, “give me a real American made car.”
So in 2012 let Americans cheer the achievements of their fellow countrymen and reap the rewards of a better built, more efficient, better looking automobile built right here in their own backyard.