I should stay out of this idiotic dispute, but the above statement rubs me the wrong way. Japanese cars are Japanese cars no matter where they are final assembled. All the intelligent work (read highly paid) is done in Japan by the Japanese. That includes engineering, accounting, management etc. In many ways we have been suckered into being cheap labor subcontractors for the Japanese car makers while at the same time they convince us that Honda is now an American car because the pre-engineered parts are finally bolted together in Ohio.Originally posted by smb_katoomer
as to the matter of you refering to these "rice burners" those rice burners are made in ohio from other products here in the tri-state area(steel, aluminum, and 95% of the other materials)Honda's plant is in ohio, Toyota's plant is in West Virgina, and most other "rice burning" brands are owned by a parent company i.e. Mazda is owned by ford, Izuzu, Suzuki cars are owned by General Motors. So, in short, most "rice burners" are more american made than ford, GM, and chrysler. personally, i do hate those "rice burners" (i.e. ford, gm, chrysler), just give me my good reliable american truck(92 toyota pick up)
If you are talking about the ford lightning truck.They sure do look yummy.:confused: We have a quite a few speedy looking civic's around here with those big loud mufflers.Not sure if they are as speedy as they look.:thinkeven went as far as to offer to help pay for the auto if it could be a Ford lighting mmmm supercharged 5.2-liter v8 yummy!
I am sure your civic goes 115 down a hill.