Nowadays, we are constantly pressured to buy American cars, but my question is: What is so bad about foreign cars? Many American cars are often not even made in America. The "Big Three" auto makers (Chrysler, General Motors and Ford) make a large percentage of their cars in foreign countries, while many Japanese companies are making more and more of their cars in the U.S.
For example, the last two trucks my grandfather has owned, a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Silverado, were both made in Canada. My parents' Honda, on the other hand, was made in East Liberty, Ohio. As time goes on, American companies are closing factories in the United States, while Japanese companies are opening more.
Foreign cars are usually much more efficient that American ones. The most efficient Japanese hybrid, the Toyota Prius, get about 60 miles per gallon. Foreign companies such as Volkswagen are also bringing diesel cars to the U.S. Diesel cars are extremely efficient and get very high gas mileage. The American companies need to focus more on creating more efficient cars.
Overall, buying a foreign car will get you a well-built, long-lasting efficient car that actually helps to employ Americans. I really hope that American companies start building their cars in America once again. They would not only bring more jobs, but would also restore the status of the American car as being one of the most reliable, well-built in the world.