|06-26-2013 05:25 PM|
The astro was a very nice machine. The leafsprings were fiberglass though and the engine was too big and in too small of a compartment, cracked heads pretty bad.
It was literally a minivan though. It was a van, miniaturized.
Mine got 17mpg.
|06-26-2013 04:54 PM|
I have a 2011 E-250 as a work van, but I'd consider the Nissan NV if buying today. Its ugly as hell, but Nissan has thought out the full size van better on their first try than Ford and Chevy have done with 50+ years of experience. Inside is huge and load area is flat, plus you can get a hightop right from the factory.
|06-26-2013 04:37 PM|
|michiganadam||If someone truly needs a van, vans do the job without looking hideous. Checy astros looked good until the mid 90s though.|
|06-26-2013 08:49 AM|
Plus, Chrysler's minivan was the big money-maker for the company for a number of years, not to mention several million dollars I earned from working for Chrysler because of the minivan.
I'm sure a lot of those profits went into R&D on Jeep technology.
|06-26-2013 07:25 AM|
That's what your neighbors are buying, that list. I see that list and then I think about every new American made car I've ever seen, and it's requisite trips back to the dealer to get "fixed" at least 3 to 5 times the first year and I don't doubt that list a bit
|06-26-2013 07:05 AM|
I'd take a Tundra over an F150 any day. But at least those rust bucket GM trucks didn't make it.
+1 on an American worker being FAR more important than some CEO making 400 times what his workers do.
And remember, Toyota stock trades in NY, same as Tokyo. It isn't like the money just goes to Japan.
|06-26-2013 04:55 AM|
Theres no excuse for minivans to exist. You can thank chrysler for those ugly things.
|06-26-2013 01:02 AM|
|06-25-2013 07:19 PM|
|fan of fanboys|
|06-25-2013 07:18 PM|
|fan of fanboys||
Isn't there a list of most American just based on where it's made? I thought I'd seen that.
Tundra, I think, more American made than any other full size truck based on that. I think, going off memory
|06-25-2013 07:17 PM|
|fan of fanboys|
|06-25-2013 07:15 PM|
|fan of fanboys|
|06-25-2013 06:39 PM|
|Mindlesschunk||I'd rather be homeless than buy any one of those cars|
|06-25-2013 06:36 PM|
|06-25-2013 06:11 PM|
Yes they are but don't let that get you down....you're Fiat is still prettier
|06-25-2013 05:55 PM|
|clayps||Actually a big fan of the new Chevy Traverse's. Much more classy looking than the awkward looking model of years past.|
|06-25-2013 05:44 PM|
the Honda odessey isn't bad if u need a family van
|06-25-2013 05:33 PM|
Jk, I don't know.
|06-25-2013 05:32 PM|
So those ten are more American then this???? Lol
|06-25-2013 05:31 PM|
|traitor08||Didn't see anything on that list I would buy.|
|06-25-2013 04:13 PM|
|06-25-2013 03:58 PM|
|06-25-2013 03:14 PM|
If you look at the methodology of "cars.com" you will not put any faith in their list. I think it's getting worse, but I don't doubt Ford's F150 would be near the top of any list, for now.
It's more marketing than science.
If anyone is interested, check out the methodology used by Kogood/American University.
Kogod Made in America Auto Index | Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
However, since cars.com buys (and sells) quite a bit of print and airtime, theirs will spread through for-profit media like wildfire.
|06-25-2013 02:46 PM|
|06-25-2013 02:38 PM|
|MacCTD||Pretty funny that the F150 only has 75% domestic content, probably the lowest of the group and the minimum required to be considered for this list.|
|06-25-2013 02:30 PM|
Funny thing...go to a yota dealer and look at the parts content percentage sticker on an import (hell my hyundai had a permanent sticker in the window for it! Theyre proud!). Then look at gm ford or chryslers.
Imports have a "us and canada" parts percentage. Domestics have "north american". What a cop out....
|06-25-2013 02:23 PM|
I don't think sales should factor in very highly as parent companies that are not US based get the profits.
But i agree, the only vehicles i would consider are the f150 and the acadia.
|06-25-2013 02:22 PM|
It's based on sales, construction location, and sourcing of the parts.
|06-25-2013 02:20 PM|
|dawhitesJKU||5 of those are not American brands.|
|06-25-2013 02:17 PM|
|mhilbush||When I look at this list, other than the F-150, the word that comes to mind for me -- BORING.|
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