Truly weird news: GM is selling Hummer, the instant classic vehicle based on the U.S. Army’s Jeep replacement, to a Chinese firm.
Fighting back, we’re replacing the wife’s Acura SUV (made in Maryville, Ohio) with another American made vehicle, a Toyota Sienna minivan manufactured in the American heartland – Princeton, Indiana. (We’ve never really liked the RDX and its cargo capacity isn’t up to hauling the various paraphernalia small children require.)
Despite the fact that my government now owns two car companies that make cars that haven’t captured our attention (although I’d take a Corvette if it wasn’t ridiculously overpriced) our streak of buying cars made outside of Motown continues. The last two American badge cars I purchased, both Fords, were manufactured in Claycomo, Missouri.
As I’ve mentioned previously, our extended family (my wife, my parents, my mother-in-law, and myself) own five vehicles between us: Three Nissans and two Toyotas. Of the five, only mine (a Nissan 350Z roadster) was made outside the United States. None was made in Detroit.