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Old 08-29-2010, 07:18 AM
 
Location: United States
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I've owned several makes of domestics and finally just threw in the towel. I admit i am rough on my cars, but the american cars I have owned could not take the abuse the way my Civic does.
Now I'm sure if I had more money and bought an H2 or a Vette or a new Challenger they could withstand my abuse, but the average domestic gave me nothing but problems.
I would however I like to get an old muscle car some day, a 70 Chevelle or an old cruiser like a 59 Caddy. But for daily driving, japanese for me.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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My last three cars including my current car are Asian, various makes. However I will consider American for my next car purchase, whenever that is. I always do. I always look at what the American companies have to offer and I always end up buying Asian.

I have been impressed lately by the latest cars by Ford and Buick; the newest Chevrolets are hideous though.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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Being of MI native, I keep hoping with each car purchase that there's a domestic contender for my specific vehicle requirements. I bought my first car in '78, one that I could afford -- a Ford Pinto.

Fortunately, when that one was totaled, it was the front that was hit!

Replacing it, I bought based on Consumer Reports, and other industry reviews: Toyota Tercel, and later a used Honda Accord. My last purchase was for sentimental reasons, because I'd always loved Jeep Wranglers. This time, my selected kayak/bike transport will be a Nissan Versa.

Good gas mileage, easy access to inside and the top, good visibility, comfortable ride, and good safety ratings. I looked at the Ford Fiesta, but it just didn't fit my needs.

Now, if I could just come up with the cash!
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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At every 5K price point between $20,000 and $45,000, I wouldn't look at any American car--strictly Japanese or Korean.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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At every 5K price point between $20,000 and $45,000, I wouldn't look at any American car--strictly Japanese or Korean.
So go through the list of American cars in those price ranges and explain what's factually wrong with them vs the Aisian competition.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Underwhelming interiors and mediocre sound systems in many of those cars excluding the Cadillac CTS, just to name a couple of things, to which I'd add some very safe body styles compared to the Sonata or Civic.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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I've only had problems with the 2 Asian cars I have owned. The English cars too. I find the American and German cars are the best. My current car is a Chevy Tahoe with 80K miles and not one single problem since the day I got it. Plus, it has more features than my previous MB S500, which I didn't think was possible.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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The only American car I've ever owned was my first car, a 1970 Buick Skylark; I really didn't take good care of it, and I still managed to put 160K miles on it before it died.

The two cars that I purchased brand new, a 1985 Accord LX, and my current car, a 2007 Elantra, are terrific autos.

The hottest car in America sales-wise, the 2011 Sonata is next on my list, although my Elantra has only 34,000 miles on it and still runs flawlessly, with cold A/C & a killer audio system, 38 MPG on the highway in two trips from LA to Albuquerque, as well as single trips from La/Vegas & LA/SF, and I purchased it for $4,500.00 under sticker to boot!
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