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The Toyota Camry Tops This Year's 'American-Made Index' by Cars.com


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"'CARS'-DOT-COM'S"
ANNUAL "AMERICAN-MADE INDEX" RANKS THE MOST-"AMERICAN" VEHICLES.  AND, TOPPING THE LIST, THIS YEAR, IS THE TOYOTA CAMRY.  NOT ON THE LIST IS THE FORD F-150--WHICH IS THE BEST-SELLING AUTOMOBILE IN AMERICA.  "'CARS'-DOT-COM" SENIOR EDITOR, DAVID THOMAS...

(THOMAS):
"YOU CAN'T REALLY THINK OF MORE 'AMERICAN' THAN A FORD PICKUP.  SO, I THINK THAT YOU CAN USE THAT WORD, 'VOLATILE'--I MEAN--THAT IT'S NOT ON THE LIST.  SO, THAT'S DEFINITELY THE BIG DEAL, THIS YEAR--ALONG WITH THOSE IMPORT-BRANDS MAKING UP HALF THE LIST.  I MEAN, THREE TOYOTAS MAKE UP THIS LIST.
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OF THE TOP-10 AMERICAN-MADE VEHICLES IN THE INDEX, HALF ARE BUILT BY JAPANESE AUTOMAKERS.  TO MAKE THE LIST, VEHICLES MUST HAVE OVER 75-PERCENT DOMESTIC CONTENT, MUST BE ASSEMBLED IN THE U-S, AND MUST BE POPULAR WITH CAR-BUYERS...

(THOMAS):
"EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE HIGHER PARTS-CONTENT--LET'S SAY, LIKE THAT FORD ESCAPE, WITH 90-PERCENT, WHICH IS REALLY GOOD--BECAUSE WE HAVE SALES ALSO WEIGHTED INTO IT, THAT ALONE DOESN'T DO ENOUGH TO ROCKET YOU TO THE TOP OF THE LIST.  SO, THAT REALLY IS, I THINK, WHAT MAKES IT A UNIQUE LIST.
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CHECK OUT THE FULL "AMERICAN-MADE INDEX" ON "'CARS'-DOT-COM".



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