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Old 09-17-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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The Focus is an American car?

I've had quite a few pieces off this '06. So far I found only one part that said "Made in America". But I've found dozens of pieces that say "Made in XXXX". Fill in the Xs.....could be anywhere. Like this rear wiper motor.



There are some parts that only say "Ford"......nothing else. Am I supposed to believe these parts are "made in America" ? If they are, why don't they say so? I get the impression this Focus is 100% foreign. I know it was assembled here.....but that's about it.

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mabe it was only designed by americans. thus its an american car. but of course, like everything else in america, its cheaper to have the parts made elswhere
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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mabe it was only designed by americans.
it was designed in germany. this is not including the current car. no way is that a german designed car.
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so it was designed be germany?
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thats just a part they buy from bosch, a vendor. they make a lot of stuff for german cars bmw, vw, audi, mercedes, ect. ford doesnt make every single part in the car, they make the bulk, then buy little pieces from vendors. also a lot of ford vehicles are assembled in mexico. theres almost nothing thats make completely in the us anymore. and you cant even trust it if it does say made in usa, could be usa, japan.
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There are some parts that only say "Ford"......nothing else. Am I supposed to believe these parts are "made in America" ? If they are, why don't they say so? I get the impression this Focus is 100% foreign. I know it was assembled here.....but that's about it.
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this country cant do anything itself. imagine what we could acomplish if we did
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It'd go broke because labor is to costly.
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^^well yeah but if somehow we could afford it (if thats possible with capitalism)
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As I recall, the majority of the foci are built in Mexico. Though Im not sure about the specialty models..
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