You probably thought it was smart to buy a foreign import of superior quality, with better mileage and resale value. Maybe you even thought that years of market share loss might prod us into rethinking our process and redesigning our products with better quality in mind. But you forgot one thing: we spend a shitload of money on lobbyists. So now you’re out $25 billion, plus the cost of your subaru. Maybe next time you’ll buy American like a real man. Either way, we’re cool.
We’re the big three. We don’t need to compete
Personally, I drive a Honda. In fact, other than a couple K cars acquired for under $300 each and a Jeep Cherokee I bought for a song all of my cars have been from other than “American manufacturers”. I put that in quotes because my Honda and previous Toyotas I’ve owned were manufactured in the United States. Not that this matters a great deal to me. I buy Honda and Toyota because these are better products; as such, these consistently require less maintenance and maintain a significantly higher resell value.
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