The son and heir has been kvetching constantly about his need for a car. Up until this last weekend, we had two cars and he wanted mine, a 2000 Honda Accord. So I have been thinking about a new car and last Sunday I pulled the trigger. I am now the proud owner of a 2014 Honda Civic just like the one pictured above, built by members of our extended American family at the Honda plant in Greensburg, Indiana. It is pretty slick and a huge step up from my Accord. It gets 30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. It has a rearview back up camera and Bluetooth technology that lets me play the songs on my phone in the car. 65% of its parts are made on our shores, including the engine. The transmission, however, is made in Japan. So my question to you is, did I buy an American car?
Coincidentally, just yesterday I was reading an article on the “most American” cars, and my Civic was pretty far down on the list of American cars, but that is ok with me. My attitude on buying American is don’t kill the good for the perfect. My Civic was assembled by Americans in Indiana using mostly American made parts. Good enough for me. And if you casually suggested to our American brothers and sisters who made my car that it isn’t really an American car, I am not sure what shape you would be in by the time you left Indiana.
But I want to hear from you. So vote on the poll below.