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Monday, July 09, 2007

Foreign or Domestic?

FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC?
Seeing how it was such a dreadful Monday at work, I wanted to just free flow for a while on the blog. The question is does it REALLY make a difference which vehicle moves you or drives you from point A to point B? I wrote about our current Toyota Highlander purchase a couple weeks ago, and bought into the whole idea that foreign somehow, at least in my mind, is better than a domestic vehicles. Honestly, people have their opinions and either are really for or against this issue as I have asked a few fellow colleagues. I really think that my next car is going to be a ford, chevy, or gmc, only because it goes against everything that I've thought about cars and I wanted to take a true test. So far my little compact mazda that I use to ride around town is at 130,000 miles and hasnt skipped a beat yet in almost 8 years. I have had it since the odometer read "2" (yes, TWO). I trusted that its going to take me to 200,000. Do Fords, Chevys, or other American perform to this standard, better or worse; Or did I just buy into the whole commercialism hype of japanese ANYTHING is just BETTER... im sure they are but I'VE never experienced it. I guess I have to find out for myself before I can judge that yes, a foreign car like a Toyota, Honda, or Mazda makes a "better" car.

This thought was brought about by a huge Ford plant closing down in my area and literally hundreds of people are going to be without a job in the next couple months. Maybe American-made isnt what it use to be and maybe the term "community" doesnt apply in business anymore. It just sucks to hear stuff like this.

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