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Most likely, they'll build it in both China and the US.
Your 100% wrong on Harley my friend. 100% of all Harley Davidsons are made in America. That is a fact that you should research prior to responding.RippyPartsDept said:Uh, harley does it too...
it just doesn't make sense to make these big heavy expensive machines and then ship them half-way across the globe
big products like these that are sold in china are going to built in china ... get used to it
and just to be clear - we are talking about the chinese versions of these products
the harleys sold in china will be made in china
the cadillacs sold in china will be made in china (as is happening right now)
Mr Rippy. Please dont take offense but your dead wrong!! Harley-Davidson manufactures all of their motorcycles in the USA 100% i own Harley's and have been riding them for over 25 years. I am a life long motorcyclist and I am surprised that you are making such an outrageous claimRippyPartsDept said:do your own research - harley does not make all their bikes in america
yes, the ones sold in america are made here but the ones sold in other parts of the world (like asia) are made overseas
i'm not trying to make a political statement - just relay facts
Well, read on. They are considering it, it's not official yet. Your article is two years old and as of today no bikes manufactured in India yet. See below. Your point is a good one where a manufacture assembles in a locale to keep cost down. India is such a poor country but one of the largest motorcycle markets in the world. I would rather see Harley build that plantRippyPartsDept said:http://articles.cnn.com/2010-11-04/world/india.bikes_1_india-market-harley-davidsons-haryana
so i remembered wrong ... it was india not china ... harleys don't sell well enough in china to warrant a factory (yet)
You know, a wise old man once told me, "Don't be the only one who cares..."Cadillacs soon to be top of the line "Cadillac of Cadillacs " should contain the following very powerful statement. Domestic component content 100% Engine -Transmission made in USA
GM executives , consider that a challenge. Build this car to be the " All American" fit the world.
Actually, my point was only Cadillac. I understand that GM is a global company and needs to have manufacturing capabilities throughout the world. Actually, GM pioneered it over 70 years ago when they acquired Germany's Opel. Brilliant move back then and amazing that they held onto them.GooseDaPlaymaker said:You know, a wise old man once told me, "Don't be the only one who cares..."
What is it about Post-Bailout GM that suggests making their Cadillacs "All American" a priority of theirs? I've heard too many times on these forums the term "Government Motors", but at the same time, you EXPECT them to be made exclusively in the US? I respect your allegiance to American-built vehicles, but to EXPECT that from a company that's trying to firmly establish itself as a global name? Not realistic at all...
You make some good points Rippy but then go back to some bad ones. GM had done a masterful job in China and the Chinese have been outstanding customers in return. With all the Buicks and Cadillacs China buys thus is a tricky one but it's only my opinion. Considering the fact that China is booming GM should be investing more domestically adding American jobs to fill the growing demand. Imagine how many high paying jobs could be created here instead of China ? Need I remind you how many American jobs GM shipped offshore decades ago using the same excuse as "its the way business is done". Nothing political but that formula is the reason our "real" unemployment numbers are 14%. And, not fur anything but considering what happened GM should be going the extra mile and keep those jobs in America and help balance the trade balance which if you don't know is in Chinas favor !RippyPartsDept said:i believe Vauxhall was GM's first foreign acquisition but Opel wasn't far behind
I understand your point (re: 100% american) but it is just not realistic. China is Cadillac (and GM's) biggest market - they're going to build the Chinese Cadillacs in China. There's no way around that.
Cadillac has never marketed themselves as an "All American" brand - you're putting that label on them. The XTS is made/assembled in Canada, the SRX is (was?) made in Mexico.
GM and Cadillac don't market themselves on being "All American" because that would be dishonest in the same way that Harley is being dishonest with their claims of being 100% American
just because all the parts are assembled here in the US does not make a Harley 100% American