By on September 21, 2017

1980 Cadillac Coupe deVille, Image: Wikimedia

If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know that I’m passionate about obtaining products, goods, and services that are Made In The USA. Which is not to say that I never buy anything from low-cost countries where workplace safety and environmental regulations aren’t up to snuff — to my eternal sorrow, both of my laptops are Chinese, and as many of you have reminded me, the new Silverado LTZ in my driveway was Hecho en Mexico — but in general I will pay a considerable cost in both time and money for an American or at least Western product.

It’s possible, of course, that I’m just doing it to be a total snob. Nowadays, Made In America tends to imply prestige and cost, whether we’re talking SK Tools, Alden boots, or any number of high-end, hand-made bicycles. If you’re walking down the street and everything on or about your person is USA-made, chances are you’ve spent some real money. That’s also true for many industrial goods, certain building supplies, and nearly anything with wings. There’s just one complex product where the American flag logo is attached to a mandatory discount in the minds of most consumers.

No prize for figuring out what that is…

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • thornmark: >>someone to pick and choose which french cars to rebadge / product plan and market to north...
  • Jagboi: I have the Jaguar version of the Duratech in my X Type, so take this with a grain of salt if the Ford version...
  • MoDo: Jeep also needs help, too many pho-suv’s competing for the same customers (Renegade, Compass, Cherokee)....
  • MoDo: I was going to say Nissan already has enough SUV’s and then I remembered what they did to the pathfinder....
  • Carlson Fan: “So, for 2 hours I was driving through lots of snow in my famous Protege. There were 6 cars that...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Timothy Cain, Canada
  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States