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2022-07-04 4:09:32 PM  
I thought the Ford F-150 was the most popular vehicle for Americans, but I'm not a pickup guy.
 
2022-07-04 4:20:02 PM  
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2022-07-04 4:29:24 PM  
I can get 20 'Mericans into a Chrysler.

/It's as big as a whale.
//So hurry up.
///Bring your jukebox money.
 
2022-07-04 5:21:18 PM  
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You know it's true.
 
2022-07-04 5:40:13 PM  
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2022-07-04 5:59:00 PM  
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2022-07-04 6:01:59 PM  
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2022-07-04 6:42:31 PM  
I mean, if we're being serious...the answer can ONLY be:

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2022-07-04 7:44:17 PM  
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2022-07-04 8:24:32 PM  

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My post aside, this is the correct answer.  A greater testament to American potential than the Apollo program.
 
2022-07-04 8:30:28 PM  
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/so very sorry
 
2022-07-04 8:58:33 PM  
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/ Pure 'Muhrica to this day ... actually more so than any time since.
 
2022-07-04 9:02:27 PM  
They just assemble the parts south of the boarder. The parts mostly come from___........recall(s) in 3.2.__
 
2022-07-04 9:07:29 PM  
Mexico even makes better Coca-Cola than America. It is a sad state of things.
 
2022-07-04 9:19:36 PM  

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Sorry because of perceived threadshiatting, or because it's probably the unfortunate correct answer?
 
2022-07-04 9:25:29 PM  
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2022-07-04 9:30:25 PM  
The answer is the Ford Mustang, built by overpaid union slobs in Detroit Rock City, just like ol Henry Ford and little baby Jesus intended!
 
2022-07-04 9:46:49 PM  

Great_Milenko: The answer is the Ford Mustang, built by overpaid union slobs in Detroit Rock City, just like ol Henry Ford and little baby Jesus intended!


The Mustang MachE?
 
2022-07-04 9:47:25 PM  

Great_Milenko: The answer is the Ford Mustang, built by overpaid union slobs in Detroit Rock City, just like ol Henry Ford and little baby Jesus intended!


Nope: Top American content: Tesla Model 3

The Ford Mustang is No. 2 (in 2021)

No. 3 is Tesla Model Y

Complete list
 
2022-07-04 9:50:41 PM  
We just did this a week or two ago.  The Tesla Model Y is the most American made car out there right now.  Now that I've written this, does Most America mean most American made or something else?
 
2022-07-04 9:51:17 PM  

natazha: Great_Milenko: The answer is the Ford Mustang, built by overpaid union slobs in Detroit Rock City, just like ol Henry Ford and little baby Jesus intended!

Nope: Top American content: Tesla Model 3

The Ford Mustang is No. 2 (in 2021)

No. 3 is Tesla Model Y

Complete list


The list we had a week or two ago flipped the 3 and the Y.
 
2022-07-04 9:53:05 PM  
I saw a black Stingray Corvette with side pipes that I was tempted to buy. Ultimate roadster, something to burn the miles of Texas backroads in. Not gonna win any track day or drag race, but it'll get you from here to there in style.
 
2022-07-04 10:21:55 PM  
I own a Dale Earnhard (Sr) pickup.

It hauls ass and gets way too low mpg. But it hauls things. And tows stuff when necessary. So I don't drive it much.
 
2022-07-04 10:29:03 PM  
Black Dodge Ram pickup: guaranteed to have a dick bro at the wheel ready to do something stupid on the road.
 
2022-07-04 11:01:59 PM  
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2022-07-04 11:02:25 PM  
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2022-07-04 11:10:24 PM  
Non-American here:
More of a style than a particular car, but the station wagons with woodgrain sides are an understated part of American motoring. Packing up the kids and going on a medium-long distance road trip in one of those, from an outsiders perspective, is a quintessential American experience.

Us car nerd might bang on about halo cars and big dumb trucks, but to me that style of wagon demonstrates the realisation of the American dream more than anything else in it's time.
 
2022-07-04 11:38:20 PM  

Dave The Slushy: Non-American here:
More of a style than a particular car, but the station wagons with woodgrain sides are an understated part of American motoring. Packing up the kids and going on a medium-long distance road trip in one of those, from an outsiders perspective, is a quintessential American experience.

Us car nerd might bang on about halo cars and big dumb trucks, but to me that style of wagon demonstrates the realisation of the American dream more than anything else in it's time.


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2022-07-04 11:38:37 PM  

Dave The Slushy: Non-American here:
More of a style than a particular car, but the station wagons with woodgrain sides are an understated part of American motoring. Packing up the kids and going on a medium-long distance road trip in one of those, from an outsiders perspective, is a quintessential American experience.

Us car nerd might bang on about halo cars and big dumb trucks, but to me that style of wagon demonstrates the realisation of the American dream more than anything else in it's time.


It is a good point. "America" is not "Americana," or is it? If the batteries of your EV were made and developed by Panasonic, does it count? Sure. Sure it does.

It is the F-150. Isn't that the US biggest seller year after year? Or some GM truck? That is either what America is or what it imagines itself to be. It aspires to be TRUCK NATION.

Anyway, the old station wagons had fake wood paneling and a tailgate, a swinging door, or a clamshell as the very back door. You hardly if ever see them in other countries. They are a little too small for hauling, but too big to be just a regular sedan. They were made for THE BRADY BUNCH. Mom and Dad in the front and six kids and Alice and Oliver in the back. And Tiger on the roof. Great for camping at the Grand Canyon or that old Ghost Town where Mr. Howell lives.

Why the fake wood look? You got me. There were WOODYS where the metal shell had been ripped off and replaced with lacquered plywood. It was rustic but no rust, but light and dangerous. Take it to the beach. I suspect that if the fake wood look was NOT used on the station wagons, they would look like hearses. That long stretch of enameled metal needs to be broken up somehow. If you go two-tone, well, it would look like an ambulance to a lot of people.

Yes. That is Americana. It represents an era. The F-150 says a lot about the America of today, too.
 
2022-07-04 11:59:17 PM  
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2022-07-05 12:42:04 AM  
The most American car is the Lincoln Continental. Not the one that JFK got blown up in, the 2020 Lincoln Continental.

It was advertised by a celebrity, it was an attempt to recapture the glory years of the model (the one that JFK got blowed up in, 16 feet of barge with suicide doors thicker then a child) and it was something no one wanted. Less and less were sold each year, until it finally only sold 1,460 units nationwide in 2021, and all of those were 2020 models.
 
2022-07-05 12:51:57 AM  

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Came here for a jeep, leaving satisfied with a Barbie jeep my daughter had.

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2022-07-05 3:48:28 AM  

2fardownthread: Dave The Slushy: Non-American here:
More of a style than a particular car, but the station wagons with woodgrain sides are an understated part of American motoring. Packing up the kids and going on a medium-long distance road trip in one of those, from an outsiders perspective, is a quintessential American experience.

Us car nerd might bang on about halo cars and big dumb trucks, but to me that style of wagon demonstrates the realisation of the American dream more than anything else in it's time.

It is a good point. "America" is not "Americana," or is it? If the batteries of your EV were made and developed by Panasonic, does it count? Sure. Sure it does.

It is the F-150. Isn't that the US biggest seller year after year? Or some GM truck? That is either what America is or what it imagines itself to be. It aspires to be TRUCK NATION.

Anyway, the old station wagons had fake wood paneling and a tailgate, a swinging door, or a clamshell as the very back door. You hardly if ever see them in other countries. They are a little too small for hauling, but too big to be just a regular sedan. They were made for THE BRADY BUNCH. Mom and Dad in the front and six kids and Alice and Oliver in the back. And Tiger on the roof. Great for camping at the Grand Canyon or that old Ghost Town where Mr. Howell lives.

Why the fake wood look? You got me. There were WOODYS where the metal shell had been ripped off and replaced with lacquered plywood. It was rustic but no rust, but light and dangerous. Take it to the beach. I suspect that if the fake wood look was NOT used on the station wagons, they would look like hearses. That long stretch of enameled metal needs to be broken up somehow. If you go two-tone, well, it would look like an ambulance to a lot of people.

Yes. That is Americana. It represents an era. The F-150 says a lot about the America of today, too.


Somewhat ironicly, but in a good way, I think Ford is on the cusp of becoming an automotive superpower across the world. They'll beat everyone to the punch internationally with an electric Ranger and within the US the F-150 Lightning is about to become the greatest thing ever.

Sure a few troglodites will remain, but most people who want an F-150 will at least take a look at the F-150 Lightning.
 
2022-07-05 4:13:57 AM  

kbronsito: Mexico even makes better Coca-Cola than America. It is a sad state of things.


Totally true.  The only time I ever drink coke is when I go to Chipotle and get a bottle of Mexican coke.

The difference is real sugar instead of that high fructose corn syrup crap.
 
2022-07-05 4:16:38 AM  

JerkStore: Black Dodge Ram pickup: guaranteed to have a dick bro at the wheel ready to do something stupid on the road.


No doubt truck nutz hanging on the back and modified to roll coal to stick to those hybrids.
 
2022-07-05 5:21:26 AM  
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Going in another direction here: I mean, it's not the blues or jazz by any stretch, but at least it's uniquely American?
 
2022-07-05 6:24:18 AM  
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2022-07-05 6:38:05 AM  
If we're talking nostalgia and apple pie and all that, it's the '57 Chevy, obviously.

But as far as legacy goes, and for all that it made possible - not just for cars but American myths themselves - it's the Model T.

Personally, because I'm a cynical SOB, it's some needlessly oversized truck/SUV driven by an urban cowboy or soccer mom. Take your pick on the make and model. It doesn't matter.
 
2022-07-05 7:33:38 AM  
American cars are the reason I drive German cars.
 
2022-07-05 7:39:08 AM  

Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.


Because you enjoy spending thousands of dollars in repairs on a regular basis?
 
2022-07-05 8:05:47 AM  

Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.


BMW made in South Carolina or MB made in Alabama?
 
2022-07-05 8:06:24 AM  

Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.


Or VW made in Tennessee?
 
2022-07-05 8:51:48 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.

Because you enjoy spending thousands of dollars in repairs on a regular basis?


Spent more on American make car repairs than I ever did on the German make cars.

mrmopar5287: Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.

BMW made in South Carolina or MB made in Alabama?


Mexico, actually, for final assembly. As with every car, it was not 100% made in the country of assembly. Currently have an M340i. Funny enough, I had an X3 before this one, and it was assembled in South Carolina. It was... not well put together. 4 months into ownership some of the welds in the cargo area loosened up and the cargo cover was rattling. Interior door pieces were starting to come loose. All of that was covered under warranty, but that wasn't really the point. Mechanically the car was perfect; no problems with the engine, transmission, transfer case, differentials, or fuel/braking systems. All my previous BMW were built in Germany and they were flawless, even the well-used ones. No issues at all. The Mexico-built M340i is solid, not a single rattle, weird sound or anything. No loose parts. It's damn near perfect; the only thing its missing is a wheel/tire and cooling package that I wanted.

Previous to those, I had a Mazda6 that needed 2 or 3 fuel injectors and a fuel pump within a year of ownership, a V8 Charger that burned through a transfer case, rear diff and started having electrical issues (gotta love Chrysler's planned obsolescence!) within 3 years of ownership. All of that outside of normal maintenance.

Those are at least my anecdotes. I'm having a difficult time finding modern (within the past 3 years) statistics (not opinions or anecdotes) for vehicle repairs.
 
2022-07-05 8:52:55 AM  
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2022-07-05 9:36:04 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Because you enjoy spending thousands of dollars in repairs on a regular basis?


I don't get that.   BMWs and such tend to be very well built.  Parts are expensive, but they don't actually break all that often.
 
2022-07-05 9:42:35 AM  

PadreScout: Chief Superintendent Lookout: Because you enjoy spending thousands of dollars in repairs on a regular basis?

I don't get that.   BMWs and such tend to be very well built.  Parts are expensive, but they don't actually break all that often.


A mechanic I know who exclusively services and restores pre-1990s Mercedes laughs at BMWs.  He calls them the Chevys of German cars (and not in a good way).  Years ago, when I was itching for a BMW 3-series everything I read showed they ate ball joints.  I wanted a 1-series, but you had to get it with the correct engine or problems galore.  The quality of materials for the interior on the 1-series was cheap for such an expensive vehicle.  Almost every used model I considered had badly worn center console switches.  The interior of my '06 Mazda 3 at 187k miles has held up better than BMWs I've seen with under 30k miles.
 
2022-07-05 9:44:06 AM  
Dodge Charger - the face tattoo you can drive.
 
2022-07-05 9:49:36 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: A mechanic I know who exclusively services and restores pre-1990s Mercedes laughs at BMWs.


Dude, W123 and such platform laugh at EVERY other manufacturer. Those are like owning anvils and kind of their own thing.

I dunno, I've had a few buddies pick up various 3 series  late 80s to early 00s and none of them had anything particularly troublesome aside from .. like blinkers - BMW owners tend to refuse to do maintenance for some reason.  I suspect that's a lot to do with the perceived reliability issues.

I'd like one of those old 2002's myself.   Freaking neat little cars.  MAybe some day I'll find someone that wants to trade for my 5.9 truck.
 
2022-07-05 10:25:47 AM  

Aezetyr: Chief Superintendent Lookout: Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.

Because you enjoy spending thousands of dollars in repairs on a regular basis?

Spent more on American make car repairs than I ever did on the German make cars.

mrmopar5287: Aezetyr: American cars are the reason I drive German cars.

BMW made in South Carolina or MB made in Alabama?

Mexico, actually, for final assembly. As with every car, it was not 100% made in the country of assembly. Currently have an M340i. Funny enough, I had an X3 before this one, and it was assembled in South Carolina. It was... not well put together. 4 months into ownership some of the welds in the cargo area loosened up and the cargo cover was rattling. Interior door pieces were starting to come loose. All of that was covered under warranty, but that wasn't really the point. Mechanically the car was perfect; no problems with the engine, transmission, transfer case, differentials, or fuel/braking systems. All my previous BMW were built in Germany and they were flawless, even the well-used ones. No issues at all. The Mexico-built M340i is solid, not a single rattle, weird sound or anything. No loose parts. It's damn near perfect; the only thing its missing is a wheel/tire and cooling package that I wanted.

Previous to those, I had a Mazda6 that needed 2 or 3 fuel injectors and a fuel pump within a year of ownership, a V8 Charger that burned through a transfer case, rear diff and started having electrical issues (gotta love Chrysler's planned obsolescence!) within 3 years of ownership. All of that outside of normal maintenance.

Those are at least my anecdotes. I'm having a difficult time finding modern (within the past 3 years) statistics (not opinions or anecdotes) for vehicle repairs.


My 2018 Chevy Cruze is an Ohio build and it's had about $8,000 in warranty work.
 
2022-07-05 12:22:45 PM  
This thread is a hundred times better than that literally pointless 'article'.
 
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