QOTD: Does Automotive Patriotism Mean Anything to You?


Yesterday we showed you that for the 23rd year in a row, Jeep stands atop a list of patriotic brands, both automotive and not.

Some of you pointed out in the comments, as Automotive News did in their article, that Jeep is owned by Stellantis, a European company. Some of you also pointed out that Jeep, like many automakers, uses a mix of parts provided by suppliers from different parts of the world.

Still, some buyers probably do want to purchase vehicles that have as much U.S. and Canadian content as possible. Cars.com even publishes an American-made index for this reason.

My question to you all is this — does it matter? Do you care if a brand like Jeep or Ford is on a list of “most patriotic” brands? Do you dig through the American-made index to see how “American made” a car you’re considering purchasing really is?

Does it matter if the first digit in a VIN is a “1”, since that means your vehicle was built in the U.S.?

Or do you not care? I assume most of our readers at least know where there car was assembled, but knowing and caring are two different things.

What say you?

Sound off below.

[Image: Jeep]

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