Originally posted by Starbucks
I think partially. 95% of the parts in Hondas and Toyotas are made in Japan but are assembled in America. One thing I don't get is most American cars aren't built in America (for cheap labor) and Toyota and Honda can still make record profits while employing expensive American labor to build their cars, even when (like right now) the car industry is suffering like mad.
Um....I don't know about Toyota but over half of the parts in a Honda are American parts. Either south american, USA or canadian parts goes into making Hondas.(which is one of the reason why they last so long) Domestic cars(Ford, GM, Dodge etc.) import a LOT of european parts, and not of very good quality. (hence the frequent breakdowns)
Also, one of the reasons that Toyota makes money in a time like this is its refined, state of the art assembly process that saves them tons of money while still keeping human workers.