Buy a Toyota or Honda. They are now more American than the big three.
Many of us have seen a coworker, neighbor, or friend purchase and prominently display a "Buy American" bumper sticker on their domestic automobile. However, in this changing global economy which has seen Toyota and Honda building new factories, design centers, and more in the U.S. and domestic automakers moving their production overseas, are "American" automobiles really that American anymore?
A Cars.com study compares the Ford F-150, a classic "American" vehicle, and the Toyota Camry in its annual American-Made Index and comes to a shocking conclusion -- the Japanese automobile has more American parts in it than the truck. The study, in fact, finds Toyota Motor Corp. to be the most "American" company based on multiple factors.
The thorough study takes into account several critical factors including where the vehicles are assembled, their popularity based on sales volume, and the percentage of the parts made in the U.S. based on the cost or value of those parts. After five years as the most "American" vehicle, the Ford F-150 truck was dethroned in a shocking upset by the Toyota Camry.
Toyota didn't stop there -- it picked up the sixth spot with its Sienna minivan, the seventh spot with its Tundra full-size pickup, and the tenth spot with its new Venza crossover.
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:24 PM on May. 9, 2011
I was seriously just outside looking at my Honda and thinking how un-American I am lol.
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:26 PM on May. 9, 2011
The study, in fact, finds Toyota Motor Corp. to be the most "American" company based on multiple factors.
I believe this... Toyota's Kentucky Operations has one of the BEST lean management/logistic operations worldwide.... Good for Toyota.. They aren't bound by union contracts...
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