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Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #26
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I can appreciate a Honda but I would rather drive anything American over anything Japanese. I'm a man of principal.
I used to think like this, but it seems that today there are more Japanese cars built in America than US manufacturers. It seems logical to think that the money comes back to the US when you buy American but what about all the taxes and money spent by the employees who collect a paycheck by building those Japanese cars? Not bashing your way of thinking, because I was the exact same way. I guess my narrow mindedness has expanded with age. Lol

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #27
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Wrong.. The current gen accord seem to be based of the 2000-2001 model, nothing to do with the genesis at all
...I fail to see how stating that the vast majority of automotive journalists saw similarities to Genesis immediately can be "wrong."
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #28
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I would ride a bike before I would drive a Japanese, Korean, or any other Asian vehicle.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #29
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I would ride a bike before I would drive a Japanese, Korean, or any other Asian vehicle.
I would do so as well for the vast majority of Asian cars.

Only exceptions: Avalon, Maxima, and GT-R.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #30
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Asian small cars are great for performance and reliability, but they don't pull off reliability on larger cars any better than American manufacturers. I did drive a 2013 Camry this weekend, and as toaster ovens go, it was above average.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:40 AM   #31
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I think Hyundai cars are looking 10 times better than Honda's these days.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:36 AM   #32
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tell him you like his new Hyundai..
Why would I want to look like a douche that doesn't know my vehicles? If someone said that to me I'd laugh.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:07 AM   #33
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I used to think like this, but it seems that today there are more Japanese cars built in America than US manufacturers. It seems logical to think that the money comes back to the US when you buy American but what about all the taxes and money spent by the employees who collect a paycheck by building those Japanese cars? Not bashing your way of thinking, because I was the exact same way. I guess my narrow mindedness has expanded with age. Lol

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Without checking the numbers I still feel confident believing that more cars from US based companies are made here than Foreign car companies.

As to the taxes and salaries there are still less than the US companies (I assume) but IIRC most of them set up camp in Right to Work states so no Unions (if that's important to you, surprisingly it's not to me) all of this is in a effort to undercut the US based companies while still being able to claim that they are "American made cars". Believe it or not this is my expanded mind I'm 40 now... lol

The long and short of it I really doubt that buying an Asian or German car for that matter does as much good for the US economy as buying an American based car. It this Global Economy nonsense that IMHO doesn't seem to be working out too well that is even making this a conversation. It's not enough that many of the components on all the cars are pretty global as it is. I mean electronics from Japan/China/Mexico the Brakes have been Australian/Italian etc.

BTW... this was not an attempt at starting an argument or debate just me explaining my stance/opinion.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #34
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Canada is in North AMERICA, Spanky... lol


Wow, just wow.........
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #35
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Wow, just wow.........

Hey man you gotta take what you can get. It technically makes my initial statement accurate...
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Why would I want to look like a douche that doesn't know my vehicles? If someone said that to me I'd laugh.

I was a snide comment dripping with sarcasm, and the Honda owner understood exactly what I was saying to him because he saw my face when I walked up to my car and couldn't squeeze between his rice bucket and mine to get to the door handle much less open the door..

pretty sure he knew I was picking on him which is why he got butt hurt.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #37
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I would do so as well for the vast majority of Asian cars.

Only exceptions: Avalon, Maxima, and GT-R.
Avalon is my company car. Didn't expect to like it as much as I do. 6.0second 0-60 and 14.2 second 1/4 mile while getting 32mpg hwy makes it bearable and fun. My 2011 has 94,000 miles. I trade out in 4 months and looking to get the 2014 edition although the Impala is pulling me.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #38
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I would ride a bike before I would drive a Japanese, Korean, or any other Asian vehicle.

Yeah, till you had to go someplace that was 300 miles away and that was the only car to get you there..

That car would look mighty fine then..
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #39
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Yeah, till you had to go someplace that was 300 miles away and that was the only car to get you there..

That car would look mighty fine then..
Mass transit, motorcycle, horse, donkey, covered wagon...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #40
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #41
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...I fail to see how stating that the vast majority of automotive journalists saw similarities to Genesis immediately can be "wrong."
And even they are wrong.. some being the idiots they are





Like.. come on..
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #42
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I was a snide comment dripping with sarcasm, and the Honda owner understood exactly what I was saying to him because he saw my face when I walked up to my car and couldn't squeeze between his rice bucket and mine to get to the door handle much less open the door..

pretty sure he knew I was picking on him which is why he got butt hurt.
Yea I get it. Just thought I'd throw in my $.02 lol
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #43
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Unusual reaction from the Accord owner. I bet 80% of Accord owners don't care about the styling similarities between their car and a Hyundai Genesis. Most Honda Accord owners only care about getting from point A to point B.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #44
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Not all that 'the same'. similar styling cues, that's about it

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Not all that 'the same'. similar styling cues, that's about it

I agree. Quite different.
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