Chyrsler To Build Overseas and Toyota Builds In America - DCX Not American, Toyota Is

Chyrsler To Build Overseas and Toyota Builds In America - DCX Not American, Toyota Is
Chrysler looks at building cars abroad http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/AUTO01/605050386/1148
DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group is in talks with other automakers about contracting out production of a subcompact car which Chrysler would sell domestically as well as overseas. ... -- "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."
John Wayne
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This is wishful thinking.
I don't know all the relevant statistics for DCX.
However, for GM I have the following:
The U.S. Labor Statistics 2004 ALA report says that for each 100 vehicles sold, GM is supporting 23.4 jobs while the Japanese companies are supporting only 14.5 N. American jobs. How could that be? While Toyota 'assembles' vehicles here, they are made in Japan, with parts made from Japanese suppliers, designed and engineered by Japanese employees. When you purchase a Japanese (or German or Korean)
vehicle, you are supporting their infrastructures, not North America's.
North American parts content of GM vehicles is 82%, while Toyota is only 41%.
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Jim Higgins wrote:

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What does this have to do with GM? Manufacturers build things all over the world and sell in various countries.
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The reason I replied with the info on GM versus Toyota is simply to show the original poster that, while Toyota does manufacture here, much of the content of their vehicles (by $ value) is still produced overseas. That's an important distinction if one buys a Toyota because one thinks that the majority of the dollar content of said vehicle is being produced in the USA. This is simply not true (on average).
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