The whole "buy american crap" is a marketing and political gimmick to convince people to pay a higher price for lower quality garbage. Very little the U.S. produces in manufacturing has been any good for the last 20 + years. I buy a few maglights, the pieces of crap falls apart (it is frigen flashlight, how do you screw that up). I buy rigid shop vac, the motors burn out in less than a year of light use. The last good american car I drove was 1980's series dodge charger, with a Mitsubishi engine in it. The american made door handles use to snap off in my hand. The american made break lines leaked all over the place. The problems went on and on, but that mitsubishi engine was north of 200,000 miles when I sold it (not sure, the american made odometer broke at 100,000 miles).Andres wrote:But, with the same crap designs and crap processes.bert.douglas wrote:A new corporation was born, with government financing, and took over the assets, but shed all liabilities. No lawsuits over bad ignition switches. They are immune. That was a different corporation.
I actively avoid buying anything American made, because they long ago worked out that it was cheaper to produce garbage and market it as "made in America" than to produce something worthy of the historic label. Hell, they will even give you a lifetime warranty, knowing most people will not use it.