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Forget Chinese Internet companies for a minute. According to USA Today, American auto companies like General Motors (NYSE: GM - News), Ford (NYSE: F - News), and DaimlerChrysler (NYSE: DCX - News) may soon have a run for their money. Imagine a car with a "Made in China" label and an affordable price tag.
The American auto industry has often come up short when customers assessed it on quality, price, or both, as one could argue concerning Honda's popularity. In 1986, Korea's Hyundai entered a market where most other car makers had left the cheaper, entry-level segment. Hyundai filled that void, giving Americans a way to buy a car on the cheap.

The USA Today article said these Chinese cars should cost $9,000 to $15,000 -- interestingly, not much less than entry-level Hyundai or Kia models. So the environment might not be quite as friendly for a low-priced entrant as it might have been for Hyundai.

Before getting too excited, it's important to note that the article focused on Arizona's David Shelburg, who hopes to distribute them to dealerships starting in California and his home state. He's had a tough time so far, trying to sell Chinese-made cars here for 10 years.

In fact, the article said that lawsuits dogged him, to the extent that he has been banned from selling cars in Texas. It went on to say that federal officials say he still has a ways to go in terms of compliance. Emissions tests are required, as well as proof they have U.S.-required safety equipment in all vehicles.

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China made cars, that's all we need. Seems like everything is made there these days thaks to Walmart. NO THANKS.
 

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Originally posted by dindak@Jun 1 2004, 09:43 PM
China made cars, that's all we need. Seems like everything is made there these days thaks to Walmart. NO THANKS.
Ok then, I guess :huh:
 

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Originally posted by dindak@Jun 2 2004, 01:43 AM
China made cars, that's all we need. Seems like everything is made there these days thaks to Walmart. NO THANKS.
Actually, a lot of Wal-marts products are made in America. More so than it's competitors. Just thought I would point that out. ;)
 

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Originally posted by posaune+Jun 1 2004, 09:32 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (posaune @ Jun 1 2004, 09:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-dindak@Jun 2 2004, 01:43 AM
China made cars, that's all we need. Seems like everything is made there these days thaks to Walmart. NO THANKS.
Actually, a lot of Wal-marts products are made in America. More so than it's competitors. Just thought I would point that out. ;) [/b][/quote]
Got proof that WalMart carries more USA products than Target or Kmart?

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Originally posted by usa1+Jun 1 2004, 11:45 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (usa1 @ Jun 1 2004, 11:45 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 1 2004, 09:32 PM
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@Jun 2 2004, 01:43 AM
China made cars, that's all we need. Seems like everything is made there these days thaks to Walmart. NO THANKS.

Actually, a lot of Wal-marts products are made in America. More so than it's competitors. Just thought I would point that out. ;)
Got proof that WalMart carries more USA products than Target or Kmart?

Mark [/b][/quote]
Ya I would love to see that too! :lol:
(Don't forget Meijer for us Northwesterners.)
 

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Originally posted by azhimel@Jun 1 2004, 07:59 PM
;) Maybe China should make a car resembling a retro American
car?
They probably will be old American car designs, considering they don't take our patent laws very seriously.
 

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Since they're making the 20 year old V6 for the Chevy Equinox, how about a retro Citation! Help save the future of our country! Boycot China! Isn't a 124B $ trade deficit enough already?
 

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Originally posted by joey@Jun 2 2004, 07:10 AM
Since they're making the 20 year old V6 for the Chevy Equinox, how about a retro Citation!  Help save the future of our country! Boycot China!  Isn't a 124B $ trade deficit enough already?
First of all how can you make something new that is 20 years old? Second of all the 3.4 is not 20 years old, it's based on the 2.8 block (and nothing else)
 

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Walmart imports one tenth of all imports from China that the United States imports every year. You would think after so much slave labor they could offer more than one brand of button up long sleve shirt.
 
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