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Technically through the car is built in America in Georgia so its not that bad. Could be worse you could have no big car companies.
 

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A police department using a foreign car when we have a better hybrid right here:

^^Most of Hawaii's new modern police vehicles are foreign cars (Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Altima, Infiniti G35 etc..) maybe because its cheaper import cars from Japan than Detroit eh? Though we do have some new aggressive Dodge Charger which I love and hope to have a good amount of them in our police fleet. Crown Victoria are still the based for our fleet but are getting replaced quickly.
 

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^^Most of Hawaii's new modern police vehicles are foreign cars (Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Altima, Infiniti G35 etc..) maybe because its cheaper import cars from Japan than Detroit eh? Though we do have some new aggressive Dodge Charger which I love and hope to have a good amount of them in our police fleet. Crown Victoria are still the based for our fleet but are getting replaced quickly.
Technically none of cars aren't infact 'imported' they'll be built in American Factories by Americans but the thing on the front will say Nissan or Toyota. If they were imported from Japan you'd have the steering wheel on the correct side of the car.
 

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Why in the hell is U.S. police department using foreign vehicles? Not cool.

I felt the same way when Austin Police Department started using BMW's instead of Harley Davidsons.
 

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Technically none of cars aren't infact 'imported' they'll be built in American Factories by Americans but the thing on the front will say Nissan or Toyota. If they were imported from Japan you'd have the steering wheel on the correct side of the car.
Many cars are shipped to the U.S. from Japanese automakers on the left side.
 

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You do know that the Ford Fusion Hybrid is assembled in Hermosillo, Mexico, right?
The Altima is more "American" than the Fusion.
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On something like this it's about the name on the front. Having the government supporting a French/Japanese company over an American company is a damned shame.

Actually, seeing as how the Federal Government currently owns them anyway, why not use Chevy Malibu Hybrids?
 

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Many cars are shipped to the U.S. from Japanese automakers on the left side.
Nearly all Japanese cars sold by Japanese dealers ships are built in the USA. The only cars that aren't include most Lexus models and the G35(Nissan skylines have always been built in Japan) because they are built in alot smaller numbers and are more expensive. Honda have 13 plants, Nissan have 3 and Toyota have 7 in the USA producing a hell of a parts and cars.
 

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Nearly all Japanese cars sold by Japanese dealers ships are built in the USA. The only cars that aren't include most Lexus models and the G35(Nissan skylines have always been built in Japan) because they are built in alot smaller numbers and are more expensive. Honda have 13 plants, Nissan have 3 and Toyota have 7 in the USA producing a hell of a parts and cars.
A few Midsize cars, most of the large cars (Avalon, Maxima), and trucks anyway. Most of the small cars and "upscale" branded cars (Acura, Lexus, Infiniti) are imported.


Ford alone has ~41 plants in the U.S. alone though.

 

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Are they though? Ford's doing pretty well (in this economy anyway). GM isn't, but to blame that on just having too many plants would be stupid.
How can they be doing pretty well, when they have had to shut down 14 plants, sack 11,000 workers, a huge of amount of its suppliers have gone bust and it posted a $1.4 Loss for the 1st quarter. The fact is alot of these car companies are too big and they produce too many cars, having too many plants must clearly be a big problem if there plan is to shut them down to get back into profit as defined by Fords 'The Way Forward' plan.
 

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How can they be doing pretty well, when they have had to shut down 14 plants, sack 11,000 workers, a huge of amount of its suppliers have gone bust and it posted a $1.4 Loss for the 1st quarter. The fact is alot of these car companies are too big and they produce too many cars, having too many plants must clearly be a big problem if there plan is to shut them down to get back into profit as defined by Fords 'The Way Forward' plan.
Toyota is laying off people, closing plants, posting losses, and having suppliers go bankrupt. WAKE UP. This economy is seriously hurting car manufacturers.

Ford though, unlike GM, Chrysler, and every mainstream Japanese and Euro brand, hasn't needed government support though to keep going. They also have a firm plan and have been producing vehicles that reviewers love.

They are on a roll.


Do you really, honestly, believe though that to get back to profit they will have to close so many plants that they'll have as many in the U.S. as the foreign makes? Seriously, Ford alone will still have at least double the number of plants that any of the Japanese makes have here.
 

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Toyota is laying off people, closing plants, posting losses, and having suppliers go bankrupt. WAKE UP. This economy is seriously hurting car manufacturers.

Ford though, unlike GM, Chrysler, and every mainstream Japanese and Euro brand, hasn't needed government support though to keep going. They also have a firm plan and have been producing vehicles that reviewers love.

They are on a roll.


Do you really, honestly, believe though that to get back to profit they will have to close so many plants that they'll have as many in the U.S. as the foreign makes? Seriously, Ford alone will still have at least double the number of plants that any of the Japanese makes have here.
Ford $8 Billion Loan from the US Government.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/business/24auto.html

No car maker is on a roll.
 
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