The two most American cars....Honda and Toyota

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    The two most American cars aren't, well, American, according to a new ranking by our friends at Cars.com. For the third straight year, Toyota Camry, a product of Japan's largest automaker, is the "most American car," as determined by Cars.com's formula. Honda Accord, the flagship of Japan's second largest automaker, is second.

    The highest car on Cars.com annual ranking from a Detroit Big 3 maker is General Motors' Chevrolet Malibu.

    Cars.com's annual American-Made Index ranks the most-American vehicles based on percentage of their parts that are made domestically, where they are assembled and how many are sold to U.S. buyers.

    Both Camry and Accord are made with 80% of their parts coming from the USA. And most are assembled in the U.S. Camrys are made in Georgetown, Ky., and Lafayette, Ind.

    Report: The two 'most American' cars are Japanese - Drive On: A conversation about the cars and trucks we drive - USATODAY.com
     
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    I drive American.

    A Ford Ranger -- designed by with parts made by Mitsubichi of Japan, but branded as Ford as its parts are slapped together in the USA.

    Buy American?

    How?
     
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    Unfortunatly you cant buy american in our wonderful world economy.
     
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    There has not been an American made vehicle for..what...20 years now.
    I remember sitting in a doctors office many years ago reading an article in - I think Newsweek. They listed the "big 3" and the % of foreign parts in them.
    Dodge was overwhelmingly foreign made - something like 65%.
    GM was next with about half foreign, and Ford was something like 20% or so....but that was 20 years ago.
     
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    We need to bring back the Hudson and the Rambler. That's American.
     
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    Love my Camry.

    225,000 miles and still going strong.
     
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    Toyotas and Hondas are made in the USA
     
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    The last truly all-American made car:

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