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Would you buy from the Big Three now?
vanity | 11/07/12 | ealgeone

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST by ealgeone

After the auto unions supported bammy, would you ever consider buying a car from the Big Three again?


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Right now I'm working on three hours of sleep so I may not be thinking clearly, but I'm curious as to what fellow Freepers are thinking when it comes to buying a new ride from one of the Big Three AKA the UAW.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:23:29 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: ealgeone

no except maybe ford. they didnt take the money.

but still not likely


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:25 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: ealgeone

No.

But mainly because they make crappy cars.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:39 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: ealgeone

Only Ford and then only something not made by union labor in the US unless I had no choice.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:12 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ealgeone

I am an American made Toyota 4WD SUV girl!


5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by acapesket
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To: ealgeone

I have no f**ks to give any union worker who draws a pension after the way they have demonized my 401k retirement investment savings as “filthy” wealth.

And that goes double for government workers including politicians who draw their money from taxpayers.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ealgeone

This assumes I’ll ever get enough savings to buy a car. However, I’ll NEVER buy an “American” car. The quality isn’t there, and I won’t support crony capitalism.

I say this with a heavy heart because my dad was GM’s #1 fan for most of his life. Even he recently got a Toyota.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: ealgeone

No. I’m boycotting anything Obumer. We will not buy anything but necessities during his ‘rule’.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:29 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: acapesket

Me too, acs.

2006 Toyota Four Runner; navy blue.;


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:48 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: ealgeone

I will never buy a car from The Big Three. I have a Toyota and it rules.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:04 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: ealgeone

Never.....ever...ever!!! Listen up Oklahoma and Texas...we r truck country....stop supporting the uaw!!


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:33 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: ealgeone

I’ll say yes, but most critical buy a car made in America.

From whomever.

Do not support imports.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:33 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: ealgeone

Nope.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:05 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: ealgeone
Only Ford.

I won't buy foreign either.

14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Shadow44

Ford only. By way of explanation, I’m a union man and have voted Republican in every election since 1980. I can’t imagine myself ever voting Democratic. I’ve driven Fords for the last twenty years with nary a complaint. I drove a 1993 Explorer for ten years. I now drive a 2003 Ford Escape and plan to keep it going until 2018.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:42 PM PST by donaldo
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To: ealgeone

GM, absolutely!


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:50 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Shadow44

My husband is one of the 20,000 Delphi salaried retirees who had their pension taken away by 0bama. We just bought a Ford, after owning GM products for 40 years. We will never give another dime to GM. I request you to do the same.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:00 PM PST by arichtaxpayer
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To: ealgeone
taking a more firm dislike for all that pertains to state requirements of ownership, insurance, licensing, and now tracking what is done in an automobile. like so many things in life, the car is a great tool and source of enjoyment at times, but by no means essential. i'd sooner use my thumb as a dipstick in michael moore's behind than purchase a union made car.
18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:07 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: ealgeone

If I do, it will be a Ford. Chrysler is now a foreign nameplate, and I never want to see the inside of another GM dealership.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:28 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: ealgeone

Not only big three, won’t buy from Honda either(made in Ohio) It’s either Camry (Kentucky) Nissan (TN, MS) Hyundai (Al). Boycotting the bambi states


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:42 PM PST by Figment
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To: hecht
Ford is still a major employer of degenerate union thugs who did grievous harm to your children yesterday. Do what you think is right. As for me, I will only buy from benign companies who do not employ union thugs intent on screwing my children. I see lots of japanese cars in my future.
21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:42 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ealgeone

All I’ve ever owned is a Chevy pickup, The one I drive now is a 2006.
All I’ve every purchased for my business, is a Chevy pickup.

2006, was my last purchase. Never Again.

My Son is real happy with his Toyota Tundra


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:25 PM PST by twistedwrench
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To: ealgeone

Absolutely not. Even Ford employs UAW members. Let them sell their crap to Bulgaria.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:58 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: ealgeone

I would buy from Ford.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 6:38:58 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: ealgeone

Are there any motor companies who employ American workers but who didn’t get any scratch from the American taxpayer?


25 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: ealgeone

I owned old, used GM cars years ago. When I was 40, my first new car was a Volkswagen Golf. I’m 65 now, and have only had two new cars since then, and they’ve both been Nissans. I’m hoping I die before I have to buy another car.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ealgeone
I have a Honda Odyssey and a GMC Envoy Denali.

Guess which one's made in America?

The Honda Odyssey, made in Alabama.

The GMC Envoy is made in Canada.

Far as I'm concerned, I'll not buy another UAW product - ever again. Period. Up to the Honda Odyssey, all my cars have been American "branded" (GMC, Ford, and one or two Dodge's.)

From this point forward, if it's not built by Honda or Toyota in a non-UAW factory in this country, I'll buy something from over-seas. To HELL with the Unions.

27 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:41 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ealgeone

F the UAW, even FORD.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 6:40:34 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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Timely, ealgeone. Just talked to my family today about this very thing. I own a paid-for Hyundai and am in market for different vehicle. I have been saying I would buy only American made, but after yesterday, I'm admiring a pretty little KIA SUV with AWD.

I will NEVER buy another union made in America vehicle. NEVER!!!

29 posted on 11/07/2012 6:40:38 PM PST by PLK
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
Gov Motors is on the verge of bankruptcy again, can't be competitive in the market.
30 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:08 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: ealgeone

Yes I’ll buy American always...


31 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:35 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: krb
Are there any motor companies who employ American workers but who didn’t get any scratch from the American taxpayer?

Both Honda and Toyota build certain models in this country in NON-UAW factories. The Honda Odyssey and Accord are built in the U.S. (Not sure about the Civic.)

The Toyota Corolla and Camry are built in the U.S. also in NON-UAW factories. Can't speak to Toyota's other models.

32 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:52 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: acapesket

I owned a ford once that was made in Canada. I wouldn’t buy from others but I wouldn’t before cause of the bambi payoff my buddies and screw those who aren’t deal.Why didn’t Mitt talk about that? geez.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by libbylu
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To: acapesket; Mountain Mary

Sorry, but they are assembled here, but made in Japan. And the profits go back to Japan.

Just to be clear.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:17 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: ealgeone

It is unlikely that I will ever buy a new car again.

Too expensive to start with, too quickly devalued.

So, no.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:34 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: ealgeone

The only one I would consider at all is Ford. My wife and I have been noodling on how to determine which businesses are freedom loving and getting a directory together for those of us who feel betrayed by the libs. For one, the UAW on their web site shows all the companies and products which use UAW labor. We need to buy from the competition instead. For instance - not only the big 3 automakers are UAW, but Mitsubishi is as well. Any other automaker should be fine.

But we’re just brainstorming on how, both on the national and local level, we could do something similar to Angie’s List, but oriented toward those who are freedom-loving. Any ideas welcome...


36 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by tstarr
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To: ealgeone

No, but I don`t buy “Amerikan” cars anyway. IMO, they`re crap.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:16 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: PLK

Screw Unions.

They are Socialist-Communists and they produce inferior goods and vote for POSs like Obama.

I prefer Toyota and Honda.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:16 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Darren McCarty
Only Ford. I won't buy foreign either.

Brilliant. So you will pay the enemy within to hurt your family and your neighbor's family and all the rest of us, at the expense of a neutral ally waiting patiently to help the country out of its ditch. Brilliant.

39 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ealgeone

When was the last time an auto union supported a Republican
presidential candidate? BTW are the clerks and meat cutters at
your market of choice represented by unions. I am not trying to
be provocative or insulting. I’m just pointing out the bigger
picture.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:01 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: montanajoe
You'd a been a "good German" too.
41 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: PLK

Okay, maybe I need more education on this. What cars are made in U.S. by NON-union employees???


42 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:34 PM PST by PLK
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Buying a car ? ? ?


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Wait'll your electric bill is a grand a month .. soon

43 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:59 PM PST by tomkat ( <shrug>)
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To: hinckley buzzard
My family either works or is retired from Ford.

They didn't vote for asshole either and voted against the union petitions on the ballot.

44 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: usconservative

GMC Envoys were assembled in Moraine, Ohio and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Never in Canada that I can find.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: ealgeone

I’m told that the union bailout money and the billions the UAW got to take over the pension plan is almost gone. They’ll need another bailout soon


46 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:15 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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my next car/truck will likely be a Toyota. More made in the USA than the big 3.

GM and Chrysler are dead to me. I own 3 of them all pre-bail outs and bought dirt cheap (300-500 bucks).

Post bail out will be import or Ford if the deal is good.

Eff the unions. I AVOID anything with the union label.


47 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:24 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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Haven't since 2003. Won't since 2008. Had been a Chevy Man for 40 years. In 2011 I bought a KIA Sorento made in USA. There are Hondas, Toyotas, a few KIAs, and several other vehicles made by American Americans, not UAW members, and I will NEVER buy a UAW built car again: they're over-priced poorly built pieces of crap even after the considerable subsidy I pay into them. They can all go to hell for all I care, and if I could, I'd build a wall around Michigan so none of the bastards will be able to escape when the whole place goes up in flames.
48 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by FredZarguna (I'm sorry, General Washington. We owed you and the men at Valley Forge so much more than this.)
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Might want to watch it with buying Suzuki. I saw here where they’re closing all US operations.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:55 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Foolsgold
Gov Motors is on the verge of bankruptcy again

The stock is up 30% in the last 3 months, do you recommend shorting it?

50 posted on 11/07/2012 6:51:32 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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