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#3254923 - 01/21/14 10:24 AM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 03/12/13
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Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
I don't hold anything against the Japanese or Germand at this point, but I try to buy from US companies when I can if there is a choice. I would rather see an American with a good job. We have good quality products made right here in the USA.


That's not really true anymore. A lot of American cars are getting made in Mexico. My Subaru was made in Indiana... You might want to look more closely at where the car was made and not where the company is headquartered. Granted the money is going to go towards the Japanese GDP but it gave an American worker a job assembling the car.
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#3254938 - 01/21/14 10:48 AM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: dparm]
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Registered: 04/03/13
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Cadillac made tanks. BMW made airplane engines. Saab made fighter jets.

What's the point of this thread?


Saab still makes airplanes. I however doubt they ever made Them for The axis powers. But I might be wrong.

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#3254943 - 01/21/14 10:53 AM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
And the point and purpose of the question?


He wanted to win the stupid question of the day award.

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#3254954 - 01/21/14 11:06 AM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: SkyActivG]
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WWIII guys...he's talking about WWIII. C'mon get with it!

This is a mentally atrophied approved thread. wink
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#3254960 - 01/21/14 11:10 AM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: Challenger71]
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^ Yeah, I didn't realize we already went through WW III.

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#3255014 - 01/21/14 12:07 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: SkyActivG]
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Registered: 10/23/05
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Originally Posted By: SkyActivG
As the title states... I'd like to get some thoughts of Mazda and Subaru.


Both are solid automobile companies that put out a good product.


Originally Posted By: SkyActivG
Both of these companies participated in WWIII; however Subaru was formally Nakajima Aircraft which made aircraft for WWII. Please correct me if I'm wrong.... Something makes me what to think Mitsubishi was part of WWII. I am ?uncertain of Mazda's role in WIII because Mazda started off in the US with rotary powered scooters. Please elaborate everyone. Are these the only current Japanese companies that were involved in WWII?


So? Any industry in a country at war will participate.
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#3255045 - 01/21/14 12:34 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: Kuato]
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It's likely they are pressed into service.

Imagine if Ford or others tried to keep making cars. No materials for them.

Their choices were to produce what the government wanted or likely perish.

Unlikely to be different in Japan or Germany.

I took the AB brewery tour in St Louis again recently. I was amazed at what AB produced during prohibition. The point is companies will adapt to the economic realities around them.
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#3255211 - 01/21/14 02:50 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: SkyActivG]
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henry ford was a natiz.

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#3255325 - 01/21/14 04:56 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: dlundblad]
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Registered: 05/04/03
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
I'm not sure why such a question has to be asked here... when there's a internet full of information that is available on the topic.

We don't need to look elsewhere. Henry Ford was a tyrant in his own ways, and didn't see anything wrong with it.


So is our current "president" and he doesn't seem to see anything wrong with it either.


I'm surprised the Mods didn't jump on it. Clearly political. I guess partisanship?

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#3256253 - 01/22/14 12:54 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: SkyActivG]
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I want to add a 500 Abarth to share the garage with my BMWs and Mazda- then I can call my fleet "The Axis Collection" crackmeup
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#3256306 - 01/22/14 01:35 PM Re: The Dark Side of Mazda and Subaru [Re: SkyActivG]
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I was half expecting something relevant from this century and pertaining to cars we drive today.

....this thread is a colossal waste of time and needs to be either deleted or locked.
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