Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who's Driving What In Washington

I guess that we finally know what's wrong with Detroit

With President Barack Obama showing the ailing U.S. auto industry some tough love Monday, POLITICO wondered -- what's ...
... in the driveways of White House aides? A lot of foreign cars, as it turns out. A survey of West Executive Drive, where White House staffers park, revealed only five American cars out of 23 --a Dodge Grand Caravan, two Ford Escapes, a Jeep Cherokee and a Cadillac. The lot was sprinkled with BMWs, Mercedes, Hondas, Toyotas, Saabs, Audis, Volkswagens and a Volvo.

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Deja Pseu said...

Maybe that's because "foreign" cars (many of which are now made in the US anyway) are a much better value for the money?

Belle de Ville said...

Pseu, some are of course like most Hondas and Toyotas.
Some aren't... but the message that foreign cars are better has been out there for so long that it is part of our collective beliefs.
I drive a foreign car, but in the past I've driven American cars that were fantastic.
Now that the Federal Government has become an owner of GM it will become a federal responsibility to sell GM cars. Maybe GM will make better cars now....or change the message about reliablitly.

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