2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NYEnlarge Photo
Let’s go back to the Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry example mentioned earlier. Most Americans would assume that because Ford is an American company, one of the “Big 3” in Detroit, that would make it the best choice for buying American. Well, the irony about this situation is that in all actuality the Toyota Camry has 80% of its parts from U.S. sources, which is in contrast to the Ford Fusion which has 50% of its parts come from U.S. sources. As a rule, most Ford cars sold to American’s are built in the U.S., but the Fusion being an exception makes it difficult for most consumers to keep track, especially when the Fusion has turned the mid-size car market around for Ford.
2010 Ford Fusion Sport AWDEnlarge Photo
Bottom line—economists say that it is still better for the U.S. economy if you buy from an American car company because they still employee more Americans than any of the foreign automakers. So if you buy American, then you are helping the American car companies stay in business. The question that is left for you the consumer to answer is: Would you chose American over Foreign even if it isn’t the best car, price or quality?
Be sure to check out our other recent stories here at AllSmallCars.com like Mazda Kiyora Concept Coming To 2009 Tokyo Motor Show or another green story like While Other Car Prices Are Going Down, the Toyota Prius Is Going Up.
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