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#1 OFFLINE   Pioneer

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:58 PM

Good...right now i am sure every vehicle built there will have problems due to the mexican worker being a little po'd at what is going on here politically...im getting mrs snoots something built in michigan or japan...sadly i wont be getting her another fiesta which she really does like and it has been a good car minus the dog we ran over and that semi dumping parts on the road...furthermore no reason not to employee usa workers building engines and transmissions here...nafta really ended up sucking..it crushed detroit workers but did line manufacturing admins with gillions of bucks at the usa workers expense...rant off...god speed

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:52 AM

NAFTA didn't kill Detroit. Japanese, Korean and German market share did that.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:00 AM

NAFTA didn't kill Detroit. Japanese, Korean and German market share did that.

 

Mainly the Japanese starting in the late 70s and the Koreans within the last 10-15 years.   Germans not so much (from a percentage standpoint).



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:59 AM

To be intellectually honest, American car quality in the past was a major contributer to that loss of market share. I don't believe that to be the case today, but they had already shot themselves in the foot, and are continuing to recover from it.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:01 AM

Absolutely, especially in the late 80s/early 90s.   But it was also design and functionality.   I think Ford and GM caught up the first part of the last decade but perception remains.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:25 AM

To be intellectually honest, American car quality in the past was a major contributer to that loss of market share. I don't believe that to be the case today, but they had already shot themselves in the foot, and are continuing to recover from it.

Agreed, NAFTA was just the final nail in that coffin.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:26 PM

 
Mainly the Japanese starting in the late 70s and the Koreans within the last 10-15 years.   Germans not so much (from a percentage standpoint).


Doesn't matter what the percentage is, they have still had an impact on Detroit.
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