Archive for April, 2013

Made in America is a Powerful Statement

Friday, April 12th, 2013

cars-american-flag 4.12.13More and more people are looking to buy American Made products – including vehicles, helping keep jobs here.  In an effort to help consumers buy American, we are sharing with you a new index released by American University’s Kogod School of Business.  The findings – domestic brand vehicles have the most American-made content in the United States; taking into consideration not only where each vehicle’s parts are produced, but also the locations of the manufacturer’s headquarters.

The scary part when looking at purchasing an American-made vehicle?  You could take the transmission apart and discover that 80% of the parts inside didn’t come from American factories, they are stamped with their own country of origin.

What are the Top Five American-made models from the index?
1 – GMA Acadia, Buick Enclave, and Chevrolet Traverse (all tied)
2 – Dodge Avenger, Ford F-Series pick-up (both tied)
3 – Chrysler 300
4 – Jeep Compass, Patriot, and Wrangler (all tied)
5 – Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Mustang, and GMC Terrain (all tied)

At Car Direct, our goal is to help you in finding the right vehicle for you.  Check out our inventory page to see what we currently have in stock.  Don’t see what your looking for?  Give us a call – that vehicle may be on its way in.  If not, we’ll find it for you!

See the full Kogod Made in America Auto Index here:
http://kogodnow.com/autoindex/

To find out how much of your car is actually made in America, check out the American Automobile Labeling Act reports below.  The AALA informs consumers about the percentage of American content which comprises each car. AALA data specifies the percentage of U.S./Canadian parts content for each vehicle, including where the engine and transmissions were built.
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/809208.html