There was a time, that was not that long ago, when all you saw on the highways of America were American-made vehicles. However, many of the new generation of car buyers are buying foreign-made vehicles and not even thinking about getting an American-made one. From the time Daimler Benz bought out the Chrysler corporation, things have become different.
A lot of the production, done by American car companies, happens in other countries, so it is getting hard to see their cars as truly American. Even though these businesses were once solely American, today, these companies are simply profit-seeking multi-national corporations without any consideration for their country of origin. Consequently, those times of all-American built cars are gone forever and don’t even think that they are ever coming back. Though the American automobile industry has taken a hit with layoffs and major cost-cutting, you will find some cars that still has that American spirit.
Much like the United States itself, the car industry is becoming truly multi-cultural and foreign-made cars continue to garner buzz. But, do they have the very same heart as an American car, especially for a person born in this country? Quite a few Japanese-built cars are highly dependable, solidly built and can go faster than any American car on the market but do they have the grace and style of a Corvette or Viper? For a lot of generations, the sole cars that people dreamed having were the American muscle cars because of the awesome driving power and strong buy stylish design. There was a time back when America dominated the world, that the American car performed as well. This has been before more fuel-efficient compact foreign cars began to dominate the auto market.
When you can remember the American performance car of the past, maybe you need to get one of those stylish cars, rather than the slick machines of today with their computer controls. The American cars that were manufactured in the fifties and sixties were solidly created with a steel chassis. Back then, the big, hefty and solid vehicles seemed to offer a lot of protection compared to the compact, lightweight cars of today. Those days of American vehicles are over, especially with all the panic over fuel efficiency and the environment. They might be collector’s items, however you can still see some of them on the road today, bringing back memories of a bored out V8 engine under the hood.
Everything found in life has to evolve and move on and forward. But it is wonderful to reminisce about those great cars of the past and think about the first car you ever bought.
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