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Old 07-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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...not unless Ford's build quality and reliability has substantially improved,
good looks notwithstanding.

"Fix Or Repair Daily" is not an undeserved slight for many of their vehicles.
Which it has.

I don't view Honda as some patron saint of reliability. In recent years the quality of their vehicles has become downright pathetic. Especially material-wise.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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Honda lost their way for 15 years or so from a design standpoint. The new generation seems to have helped them find their way back.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #20
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I like both Hyundai and Honda , they both look good .
Op nice MUSTANG btw lol.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #21
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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.
Says the guy driving a car built in Canada whilst the Accords are built in America.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #22
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When Accord debuted it was almost universally described as a Genesis knockoff from the rear.
Wrong.. The current gen accord seem to be based of the 2000-2001 model, nothing to do with the genesis at all
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:16 PM   #23
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Says the guy driving a car built in Canada whilst the Accords are built in America.

Canada is in North AMERICA, Spanky... lol

My thought process is that the company is US owned so the money goes back to the USA. No matter how you cut it, it's till better than buying a foreign car.

Oh and I KNEW as I typed that someone would bring that up.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #24
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Canada is in North AMERICA, Spanky... lol

My thought process is that the company is US owned so the money goes back to the USA. No matter how you cut it, it's till better than buying a foreign car.

Oh and I KNEW as I typed that someone would bring that up.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #25
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Wasn't even mad for a second bro... lol
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:58 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, 11:11 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, 11:20 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, 11:22 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, 01:35 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, 01:40 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, 02:36 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, 09:07 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, 09:53 AM   #34
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Canada is in North AMERICA, Spanky... lol


Wow, just wow.........
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