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Old 10-27-2010, 08:40 PM   #15
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Look at the sorry cars the big 3 were building in the 1960's and 1970's before Honda and Toyota started shipping cars here. It made Detroit sit up and start to do a better job. Finally Ford and I believe Chevy both have cars that are close to the Hondas and Toyotas.


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KIA is hiring every top Designer and Engineer from Europe.
Some of GM's car look more like OPEL's and Vauxhall's. I would never even look at a RV from China. Has to be US or Canada.

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I believe the animosity of Chinese products by many Americans is why the Chinese may have trouble finding dealers to sell their vehicles and stock parts.
But I imagine the Japanese originally had that problem too.
I still remember the TV announcer who was amazed that Ya-Ma-Ha had the nerve to bring a motorcycle from Japan to race against the Harley Davidsons, BSAs and Triumphs. He said he doubted he would see them again.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:05 PM   #17
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Some of GM's car look more like OPEL's and Vauxhall's.
Opel and Vauxhall were part of GM Europe - they may still be, but I'm not sure since GM's bankruptcy as they sold off a number of their international brands (example - Saab sold to Spyker).

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Old 10-27-2010, 09:25 PM   #18
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I may be wrong on this but I thought I had read somewhere that someone was involved with a Chinese car maker and was looking to start import next year!
Why is it that we can do business with the Chinese but I still can't buy a good Cuban cigar in this country?

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Old 10-28-2010, 10:16 PM   #19
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I remember reading about a Chinese pick-up truck that is slated to be sold here.
The Chinese can make some good stuff if they want.
Still think this is the last thing we need here.
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Maybe they will build a 8.1 GM clone motor for their motorhomes. Of course they would have to pass emissions standards.

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I try to purchase "made in USA", I really do. I look at labels, I do my research, but it is getting harder and harder. Although I would never purchase a MH constructed in China, there are many people who would, purely because cost would enable them to enter into RVing. If American manufacturers keep their collective heads in the sand it will only be a matter of a short time before overseas companies enter the USA market. American manufacturers need to improve their quality control, they need to assume primary responsibility for the components they install (large and small) and they need to honestly stand behind their products. As for globalization, many of the components are now manufactured overseas. You only need to follow the threads on Workhorse, Norcold, Dometic, and windshield seals to see that today's manufacturers are not endearing themselves to the marketplace.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:58 AM   #22
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china motorhome

very well writtten response. i believe MH mfgs. should put more attention to quality.

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kalynzoo,,, Couldn't agree more!
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I like all the pro-American loyalists here, I support our economy. Thanks everyone.

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Ok .... I mumbled thru this complete article and came to a conclusion that I did not see mentioned in the article.
Honda and Toyota and BMW and other ''foreign cars'' are made here in the USA. By American Workers. Honda Goldwing motorcycles are made in the USA in Marysville Ohio unless I am mistaken.

I agree that we should buy American to preserve American Jobs but look at your computer...... Where was it made..... look at your sneakers, shirt, underwear, sox and a thousand other things you have and see how much has ''Made in the USA'' stamped anywhere on it. About the only thing made in the USA now is Beer, Baseball games and Hookers.

SUPPORT THE AMERICAN ECONOMY......... ''TAKE A HOOKER TO A BASEBALL GAME AND BUY A BEER''.......

I yield the soap box.....
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Some of the early "C" class Tioga's were built on Toyota Truck Bodies and you still see them on the road.

If you buy any car today it's partly made in another country, just can't avoid the global thing.


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Just what we need here in the US, more junk from China. I guess we could use the poor quality nuts, bolts, & tools they make to fix the poor quality MH from China. My son-in-law bought a cheep atv from China for my grandson and for that cheep price he got cheep quality junk he can't get parts for now for it sits out back behind the garage.

As for all the globalization, do you want fries with that?
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