How many American cars are actually built in America?

Canada
April 13, 2009 2:26pm CST
I was watching TV the other day, and the announcer stated that the cars he was advertising for, were built in Canada, by Canadians. In actual fact though, these cars are Japanese models, with Japanese names. Neither are made by Chrysler or made by General Motors. I'm not sure when Canada became a manufacturer for these models...but why would they be advertised as being a "Canadian" product? Now don't get me wrong...I'm not prejudice about who makes what or where they come from. I liked the cars anyways. It's just a question that kind of caught my attention. Can anybody tell me? Or did Canada purchase this company from overseas? Did I miss something along the way? Just wondering is all. crasydaisy
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I owned a Dodge that was built in Mexico, whereas all the Nissans I've owned have been built in the USA. There are quite a few "foreign" cars being manufactured here in the US. There's a sticker on the inside door of your car (I think that's where it is) that tells you where your car was built. "Made in America" does not mean what you think it does! Neither does "American Cars".
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• Canada
16 Apr 09
Who knows...maybe all the "Made In America" cars, are actually being made in the "FAR EAST"...like China, perhaps? Heck, they seem to manufacture everything else that's sold in America! Sheeeh! cd
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Isn't that the truth!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I really have no idea what so ever....I do know my ford was built in America. I am all about things being built and sold here....
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Have you checked the sticker in the inside of the drivers side door? If I remember correctly, there's a sticker there that says where it was built and when. I owned a Dodge that was built in Mexico, but all my Nissan's have been built in the USA.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
13 Apr 09
In Ontario, I think specifically in the Windsor area, there are both Toyota and Honda manufacturers...I think possibly Mazda as well! They are built in Canada, by Canadians (they are also some of the people that are being affected by the economic downturn) they are owned by the parent company, but Managed/Manufactured in that area! Possibly a definitive answer would be by Googling it and finding out the numbers! But they are technically built here in Canada! Cheers!
23 Sep 09
toyota has plants in cambridge ontario and woodstock ontario..they make rav4, corolla, lexus rx and matrix honda has a plant in alliston ontario and makes mostly civics, although it has in the past made pilot, odyssey and an acura model csx (civic dressed up and only sold in canada) neither toyota or honda has plants in windsor ontario...mazda's are made mostly in the usa and japan...none in ontario
@owntuilp (422)
• China
15 Apr 09
as the economic integrative so i think most of car we can buy but it is not built in local company.
@wildcat48 (782)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Sorry crazydaisy,can't help you ,i dont know anything about it.
• United States
13 Apr 09
I have no real answer for you but I just wanted to say that Toyota has a plant in San Antonio Texas that builds some of its trucks.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I doubt there are any cars that are 100% "made in America" anymore. I may be wrong, but it seems that more and more things come in from overseas. Then, you have to realize that a lot of companies located in America are NOT American companies! More and more companies are being sold to people from other countries, while "American" companies are moving overseas or to Mexico/South America. I owned a Geo Prizm. It was actually manufactured in tandem by two countries: The U.S. and Japan. It was mainly manufactured here in the U.S. using Japanese parts. (For all intensive purposes, it was a Toyota, at least when looking for replacement parts.) Eventually, it was sold to Chevrolet. Who knows who owns the Prizm these days? I'll tell you one thing, as soon as we're back on our feet financially, I will no longer be shopping in ANY large chain-stores. It's back to the old "Mom and Pop" stores for me! As for buying automobiles, I just don't know. I'd love to buy strickly 'American made', just to keep the money in THIS country where it's sorely needed.