After driving my wife's last car into the ground we broke down and bought a new one this week. Thinking that everyone in our country ought to make purchase decisions with the balance of trade in mind, we committed early to buying an American car.
After driving all kinds, we settled on a Jeep Liberty. It is an awesome car, just big enough but not too big. Just tough enough but not too tough.
There were a few revelations during the process:
The process at the car dealership (Bellevue Chrystler Jeep) was awesome. Our salesperson, Joe Langhans took great care of us -- and once we decided to buy -- we were done in under 2 hours -- awesome. Of course I was prepared for the worst -- but it did not even come close to happening. I recommend Joe and his dealership highly.
I made a comment during the purchase process that Americans should buy American made cars and the reaction: Republicans think like that but not Democrats. Hmmm. I had never thought about it that way before. Today Rham Emanuel and our President are getting blasted for saying not very nice things about the UAW and its products. Maybe a little leadership will bring the D's back to buying our cars.