This weekend is one that's full of beer, barbecue and blowing stuff up.
Yes, we're celebrating the birth of the United States of America's independence. Here at AutoSpies, we hope you're enjoying it with the ones you love and remember the folks that sacrificed to provide this way of life for us.
In an homage to one of my favorite comedians, Dennis Miller, I have to say: "I don't want to get off on a rant here..."
Below you may notice a list put together by Cars.com. Its purpose is simple: put together a Top 10 list of the most American-made cars. Of course there are a couple of usual suspects but the majority of the top 10 aren't American at all.
The 2014 American-Made Index Top 10
1. Ford F-150
2. Toyota Camry
3. Honda Odyssey
4. Toyota Sienna
5. Toyota Tundra
6. Toyota Avalon
7. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
8. Honda Ridgeline
9. Honda Crosstour
10. Dodge Viper
Are the findings really that surprising? No, because for years overseas automakers have been setting up shop in the states to shorten the supply chain and reduce costs. But, I think it sends a clear message to those thumping to the same 'ol drumbeat of "they took our jobs." If anything, the new, global economy is bringing jobs stateside — at least when it comes to the auto industry.
Of course this is where I insert a clip of South Park's genius.
All things considered, are YOU surprised over the top 10 most American-made cars list?
Cars.com's American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. Factors include the percentage of parts considered domestic under federal regulations, whether the car is assembled in the U.S. and U.S. sales. We disqualify models with a domestic-parts content rating below 75 percent, models built exclusively outside the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor.