Nothin' for ME to discuss. If they start making the Wrangler in China, I won't be owning another one.
Makes me wonder how long until Chrysler considers that it would be cheaper for them to build ALL of the Wranglers over there, shut down Toledo and then import them as needed. If the chinese are willing to make things at 10% of our costs, even if we tariff the crap out of the trade and consider transport costs, it's probably still cheaper to buy a Chinese-made Wrangler that an American version.I guess since Jeep sales in China have doubled in the last year, It would be cheaper to have them assemble their own vehicles rather than ship them from the US to China, instead of them buying up a bunch of our capacity.
Not an issue for me, considering I've been on one REAL offroading trip since I've gotten my Jeep. Jeep ain't the only game in town for me. I looked at Ford F-Trucks and Chey Silverados prior to buying my Jeep. No problem here with driving either of them.So.. being that Jeep is an icon and a more or less one of a kind vehicle, what would you all replace it with if we all sell our Jeeps off for sending the business to China? I'd be hard pressed to get a Silverado or F150 in some of the trails my Jeep can go into...
X2 on thatrubberjeep said:I have no problem with Jeep making Jeeps sold in China in China. Why not it's just good business. And freight is very expensive on cars/trucks/jeeps. Just like many Asian car manufacturers have plants here in the US.
If they were to shut down the Toledo plant and were shifting there US/Canada car sales there as well I would not be driving a Jeep. I have always owned cars built in America (on purpose now, by accident earlier) and I will continue to do so. At the end of the day consumers drive these types of things. The jeep community would probably take more notice of this then most communities, but I doubt enough of the Jeep community would for it to effect the bottom line.
But I would say of all the possible vehicles the Jeep Wrangler community would probably take more of a notice of it then any other car, nothing quite as quintessential Americana as a Jeep.