Yeah, that patriotic thing is really overrated. On the other hand, if no one is buying American cars, a major part of the U.S. economy will crash... Not that it hasn't already. But still. Personally, I don't like American cars either. My teacher had an experience where she bought an American car, had it for several years, and absolutely hated those several years. I don't really mind a little bit of outsourcing. It does bring in profit. It's when there's TOO much outsourcing that it begins to look ridiculous... On the other hand, hybrids are coming out in a few years. By then, I guess people will start buying American cars, the money will begin to circulate, and maybe then the Big Three will be somewhat able to catch up to foreign companies like Toyota.