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March 31, 2009 Poll Results

What is your opinion of the state of the U.S. auto industry?

The government should come to the rescue no matter the cost 5% 58 votes
The industry needs to make more concessions before it gets help 27% 279 votes
The industry should be left to survive or fail on its own 58% 591 votes
I prefer vehicles made by foreign-owned companies and don't care about U.S. automakers 8% 89 votes
Total: 1017 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


March 31, 2009
3:42 p.m.

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I always bought american cars until my last purchase...I was tired of paying for 5 years and at the end of my term, my car is worth half that of a comparable Honda, Toyota, Suburu....etc...I am not talking about hundai's or Kia's....But I decided to buy a Honda this time, and have never been more pleased with a vehicle....this Honda has as much American parts and labor as a (so called) American car has too...I fought for this country and love this country but heh...Money is's just business...nothing personal....( I do still drive a Harley though)

April 1, 2009
7:46 a.m.

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Corporate welfare = fascism

April 3, 2009
7:39 a.m.

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Government controlled capitalism = fascism

April 4, 2009
3:34 p.m.

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When you buy a foreign made vehicle 80% of the cost goes to that country. Foreign auto makers have an unfair advantage over American Auto makers.

If the American Auto industry fails you will see an immediate 30 to 40% unemployment rate. The American Auto industry is what fuels the american economy from the employees, parts manufactures to the banks that give the loans and the people that sell and repair the vehicles.

The worst thing that could ever happen is for any one of the Big Three to fail.

Buy American, The job you save may be your own!!!

April 4, 2009
4:48 p.m.

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You ride a Harley and drive a car!

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