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Is there an American made sedan left?

Old 08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
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This thread is not intended to be used to bash any country that makes sedans. I was just curious now that AE is owned by thunder tiger and the Tc5 is made overseas along with Tamiya, HPI, Schumacher, Xray, Corally, Kyosho and the list goes on. I know the Losi RTR sedans are made overseas not sure about the JRXS?
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:50 PM
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Good question, are there any more vehicles made here in the USA? That Losi thing threw me for a loop; I didnt know they started making stuff overseas. Dag-gone unions
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What difference does it make?
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Jobs for Americans?
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:20 PM
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Jobs for Americans?
You think the kits are pricey now?
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:21 PM
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It lowers down the cost, thus bigger profit margin for manufacturers. Simple as that.
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No all American sedans but plenty of all American 1/12th scales.

BMI DB12R
CRC Gen X and T-Fource
Speedmerchant Rev 4.5
Hyperdrive Pro 12
CEFX C12
Darkside 12
Diggity Designs 12
IRS Rug Rat
Slapmaster MS12

I am sure I missed a few.....
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You think the kits are pricey now?
Unions in America would drive the price up because unions work on behalf of the worker and getting the maximum amount of wages for members, thus, drive up prices. Thank God they are made overseas!

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Originally Posted by Ed237 View Post
What difference does it make?
All depends on who you ask; some prefer American made stuff but in this hobby, is it relevant? More than likely not. As long as prices are competitive without sacrificing quality, they can import stuff from another solar system, most of us will buy. That said, Novak holds true to the Red, White and Blue! Someone cut the damn apple pie!
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Originally Posted by bxpitbull View Post
Uinions in America would drive the price up because unions work on behalf of the worker and getting the maximum amount of wages for members, thus, drive up prices. Thank God they are made overseas!
i don't think that RC kits would be built by unionized labor...
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i don't think that RC kits would be built by unionized labor...
Maybe not, but somehow or another, American work regulations would work their way into the mix, driving the price up. I think they call it....c-a-p-i-t-a-l-i-s-m.
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Originally Posted by bxpitbull View Post
That said, Novak holds true to the Red, White and Blue! Someone cut the damn apple pie!

UH? You may want to check in on that one. One last months magazines had a ad from novak offering refunds for anyone who bought any of there ESC in the last year. Apperently there use of "MADE IN THE USA" was misleading. Assembled or designed but not 100% made in the usa... I dont have it infront of me, so dig through XTREME or RCCA for the ad. ITs near the back and its the lenght of the page but only about 1/3 wide.


Made in the USA sedans? Never really though any actually where.
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Right off novaks site:
http://www.teamnovak.com/notices/index.html
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Originally Posted by Joel Lagace View Post
UH? You may want to check in on that one. One last months magazines had a ad from novak offering refunds for anyone who bought any of there ESC in the last year. Apperently there use of "MADE IN THE USA" was misleading. Assembled or designed but not 100% made in the usa... I dont have it infront of me, so dig through XTREME or RCCA for the ad. ITs near the back and its the lenght of the page but only about 1/3 wide.

Made in the USA sedans? Never really though any actually where.
I heard that too. But, they still hold true with designing and testing things here. If they contract some of it out, I dont know. But, Toyota, Nissan and Hondas are made here...are they Japanese cars or American cars? hmmmm. I know I only roll with Novaks gear. When I call with a problem or issue, I get an AMERICAN everytime that has had some input on the gear in question. This is important to some of us....
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