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American Made? #12312043
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Is your truck/car American made? Does it matter to you?

Hmmm....and I wonder where the Ram 2500/3500 is made? Evidently, not in the US.

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If you drive a somewhat modern vehicle in America chances are pretty high it is not American Made. It may be American assembled or partially American assembled though.

I means nothing to me. I drive a Ram 1500 and I believe it is largely built/assembled in Mexico.

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Some are only assembled in the USA. All are made with foreign made parts. Sad because I remember the days of US manufacturing. In the town I grew up in everybody wanted a job at a local factory. It was good jobs and pay. It has moved to Brazil and now is just a shipping center for its product. Only employs a couple dozen people and used to be around 500.

But hey we all enjoy cheap things...

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Originally Posted By: Todd™
But hey we all enjoy cheap things...


Competition and capitalism go hand and hand.

Not going to call them junk, but I do not believe the cars that use to be all made in America etc. were better made vehicles either.

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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Is your truck/car American made? Does it matter to you?

Hmmm....and I wonder where the Ram 2500/3500 is made? Evidently, not in the US.



Here you go! Ram Truck


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Re: American Made? [Re: Samsonsworld] #12313033
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Guess that explains why the Ram costs less....or should I say cuesta menos? grin

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Most American:

Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited (Toledo, Ohio)
Jeep Cherokee (Toledo, Ohio and Belvidere, Ill.)
Ford Taurus (Chicago)
Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, Ala.)
Acura RDX (East Liberty, Ohio)
Ford F-150 (Dearborn, Mich., and Claycomo, Mo.)
Ford Expedition (Louisville, Ky.)
GMC Acadia (Spring Hill, Tenn.)
Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Ala.)
Honda Pilot (Lincoln, Ala.)

https://www.cars.com/articles/the-carscom-2017-american-made-index-1420695680673/

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My Ram was assembled in Warren, Michigan, as I believe almost all American Ram 1500 models are. Made with about the same number of foreign components as other brands. Mine has been totally trouble-free in 16,000 miles. Can't say that for my 2013 Nissan Altima (also assembled in USA, with only a couple small issues), or my 2009 Honda CR-V (assembled in Mexico, tons of issues).

I do not know where 2500/3500 Ram models are assembled.


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I really don't know, nor do I care, but the page linked above was last updated in 2017 and it indicates the 1500 ram regular and crew cabs are made in the same plant in mexico that the 3/4 and 1-tons are. Maybe they have more than one plant?

I know crawling around under around my truck I have seen some hecho in mexico stickers.

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My Tundra was built in Texas banana

My old F250 was built in Canada.

Pretty sure my F450 was built in Mexico.

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Originally Posted By: texasbass1
My Explorer was built in Kentucky


My F150, too.

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My door sticker says "assembled in USA". I'm sure there are plenty of Mexican-made components.

Unions made US labor completely uncompetitive with the rest of the world. It also didn't help that US labor quality continually decreased as price increased.

Just found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Trucks

Look at the "Production" section. Seems like as long as you don't have a Laramie or a regular cab, it's definitely assembled in Michigan.


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Originally Posted By: patriot07
My door sticker says "assembled in USA". I'm sure there are plenty of Mexican-made components.

Unions made US labor completely uncompetitive with the rest of the world. It also didn't help that US labor quality continually decreased as price increased.

Just found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Trucks

Look at the "Production" section. Seems like as long as you don't have a Laramie or a regular cab, it's definitely assembled in Michigan.


Ha! good find

Now I can claim my truck is as American made as Samsonsworld's cheers

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Yeah, but mine made the 'most American' list. wink

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