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Old 09-18-2016, 03:16 AM
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Can you speak Spanish.
Mustang might be named Mustan-go.

Things are drying up in Detroit as it is. This won't help any.

Little car hauler inside news there.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...d-into-mexico/
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Ford already builds hundreds of thousands of vehicles every year in Mexico, this really isn't a dramatic change.
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Fiat-Chrysler is doing the same thing.
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unions profit health insurance and CORPORATE GREED with a sprinle of share holders topped with covering your ass
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I'm a Ford guy but there'll be no Mexican Fords in my driveway.
Bought a new car for the wife last year and as Ford doesn't make a Focus wagon any more I held my nose and got her a Subaru Outback. At least it is partly made in USA.
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No more ford for me
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
unions profit health insurance and CORPORATE GREED with a sprinle of share holders topped with covering your ass
Please. Corporations are supposed to make money, otherwise they go OUT OF BUSINESS! You might want to look at the profit margin of the autos, not to mention the role government policies play in these decisions.

I believe Ford has also previously announced they are bring some truck production back to the US.

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Toyota and Honda-Made in America

https://www.cars.com/articles/the-20...1420684865874/
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Originally Posted by wonoma View Post
No more ford for me
Before you totally jump ship, it is just the small cars they are referring to.
Much/most production will stay here I believe.
As with any item you have to check the origin of whatever you are looking at.
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Ok, I'll ask a question that I have asked myself before, and have no real answer for - but seems relevant to this thread.

In the immediate family-
A Chevrolet made in Canada.
A Chevrolet made in Mexico.
A Pontiac made in Australia
A Nissan made in Smyrna TN
A VW made in Chattanooga TN

So on the question of patriotic purchase - is it better to buy a vehicle where the jobs go to another country, and the profits go to an American corporation - - Or to buy a vehicle that provides jobs to your neighbors, but the profits leave the country?

Not sure I have a correct answer, but I'm beginning to look more at "foreign" makes than I did in the past.
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
Ford already builds hundreds of thousands of vehicles every year in Mexico, this really isn't a dramatic change.
It's a big deal if you worked at the factory in Detroit.
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
Before you totally jump ship, it is just the small cars they are referring to.
Much/most production will stay here I believe.
As with any item you have to check the origin of whatever you are looking at.
I'm a truck guy but I still won't buy ford because of it
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Originally Posted by wonoma View Post
I'm a truck guy but I still won't buy ford because of it
What truck builder doesn't build cars in other countries?
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
What truck builder doesn't build cars in other countries?
I believe tundra is built in Texas
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Originally Posted by wonoma View Post
I believe tundra is built in Texas
Not what I asked.
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If you're mad at Ford, and not upset with the union and government regulations that caused this scenario, your anger is misplaced.
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Originally Posted by wonoma View Post
I believe tundra is built in Texas
Tundra is a Nissan and Nissan means over seas. LOL
It might be put together in the US but you can bet PEACES PARTS come from across the pond.

When I leave home first load is always Nissan off the New Port News Port. We have the contract out of there. If their on the port their from over seas. Jakes Latitudes. smaller units and the bad ass boy. GTRs.
And that GTR is a pain in the ass to haul. Only rack we can load it on is back bottom turned around backwards. Spoiler is to low to load front ways and to much of a angle to get on the top racks. Hate messing with those things.
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
Can you speak Spanish.
Mustang might be named Mustan-go.

Things are drying up in Detroit as it is. This won't help any.

Little car hauler inside news there.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...d-into-mexico/
You do realize that the reason they are shifting car production to Mexico is because they are shifting truck production into those plants. No manufacturing jobs are leaving Detroit. The Ranger and Bronco are taking its place.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
It's a big deal if you worked at the factory in Detroit.
Why? They will be making trucks vs cars, makes no difference to them.
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
Tundra is a Nissan and Nissan means over seas. LOL
It might be put together in the US but you can bet PEACES PARTS come from across the pond.

When I leave home first load is always Nissan off the New Port News Port. We have the contract out of there. If their on the port their from over seas. Jakes Latitudes. smaller units and the bad ass boy. GTRs.
And that GTR is a pain in the ass to haul. Only rack we can load it on is back bottom turned around backwards. Spoiler is to low to load front ways and to much of a angle to get on the top racks. Hate messing with those things.
You should do a little more research on the tundra.
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