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Ford Focus Made In China?????? #4441183
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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441185
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I have no problem with them making the focus in china.. for asia markets.

However, The smart companies should know: make in the USA to sell in the USA.. or at least a first world democratic country.

Honda, Toyota, and Subaru all figured this out among others.


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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441201
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China charges 300% tax to import a car. If Ford wants to sell small cars in China, isn't practical not to have a factory there.

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: mk378] #4441210
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Originally Posted By: mk378
China charges 300% tax to import a car. If Ford wants to sell small cars in China, isn't practical not to have a factory there.


It is practical for models sold there and in the region. They were saying they might build Foci for the US market there also.


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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441211
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I wonder if they can get the Dual clutch transmission right?

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441229
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They should at least import the US-market Focus from Germany if they can't make them here.

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441241
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If they can sell the Chinese FORD fOCUS in the US at the same price they sell them in China, I say okay. If not, keep them in Asia.


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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441252
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Buick sells a Chinese crossover,so a cheaper Focus is OK.....right?

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: Reggaemon] #4441270
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Originally Posted By: Reggaemon
I wonder if they can get the Dual clutch transmission right?


Who should they copy it from? wink

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441273
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It's one thing to offshore production to a place where costs are cheaper. But, knowing what we know now and still offshoring to a country that is a strategic competitor to the US and is doing all it can to drive a wedge between us and our friends is Asia is something else. Labor is even cheaper in Iran - maybe that's Ford's next stop. Why not?

Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: mk378] #4441319
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Originally Posted By: mk378
China charges 300% tax to import a car. If Ford wants to sell small cars in China, isn't practical not to have a factory there.


Maybe we should charge a 300% tax to import a car from china to here...

oh wait then we would just import it 99% completed and finish it here... or some other tax evading nonsense.

Its not possible to fairly compete with Communist countries that have large government subsidized corporations and can just dump product to drive out competition... OTOH they have massive import taxes... no one hears about.. but we tax some chinese tire dumper and its major news.



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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: Rand] #4441335
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Originally Posted By: Rand

Maybe we should charge a 300% tax to import a car from china to here...

That is usually what happens when a country imposes a "protective tariff." The other side does something to match it.
I don't know though what the US tariff would be to import a whole car made in China. That is something that has not yet happened. Ford isn't worried about it though. US consumers don't buy small cars while gas prices are low, and they have other factories to make them if they did.

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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: mk378] #4441348
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Originally Posted By: mk378
China charges 300% tax to import a car. If Ford wants to sell small cars in China, isn't practical not to have a factory there.
thats why we should match their tax on all products across the board. Then 200% added landfill usage tax cause we all know where that stuff ends up.

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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441368
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Re: Ford Focus Made In China?????? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4441375
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Why not build the Focus in the USA ?

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