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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 02:23 PM
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6. What do you make of Consumer's Report giving high marks to essentially
all Japanese made cars?

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  -Why does Consumer Reports hate America?? madinmaryland  Dec-12-08 02:08 PM   #0 
  - edit this post, with the title, 'Maybe this is why Detroit is sucking'  Saint Etienne17   Dec-12-08 02:10 PM   #1 
  - 'Cause they're a bunch of elitist eggheads blinded by science and numbers.  greyhound1966   Dec-12-08 02:14 PM   #2 
  - Do you remember in the 70's when they used to say don't buy an american  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:21 PM   #4 
     - It was true then, I don't know what the case is now.  greyhound1966   Dec-12-08 02:30 PM   #11 
        - Probaly a Preference for Gold or White  ribofunk   Dec-12-08 06:11 PM   #38 
  - By your standards, they also hate Europe  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-12-08 02:19 PM   #3 
  - What do you make of Consumer's Report giving high marks to essentially  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:23 PM   #6 
  - Consumer Reports is owned by a Swedish Firm  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-12-08 02:28 PM   #10 
  - Detroit may have improved their vehicles since the horrible late 70s through the 80s...  onehandle   Dec-12-08 02:21 PM   #5 
  - Well this is a 2007 list.. so improvments, Sure.. but clearly a long way to go..  Ioo   Dec-12-08 02:28 PM   #8 
  - Well, we all know Consumer Reports is embroiled in one testing scandal...  Kalyke   Dec-12-08 02:25 PM   #7 
  - So you are saying that CR's testing procedures for automobiles  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:32 PM   #12 
  - I'm saying that they're not perfect.  Kalyke   Dec-12-08 02:38 PM   #17 
     - I would not say they are perfect, but they are the most un-biased source out there.  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:42 PM   #20 
  - The Sharper Image tried suing Consumers Union over its review  NoGOPZone   Dec-12-08 02:36 PM   #14 
  - The "Ionic Breeze" was bogus but I'm not surprised you're using it as an example. (NT)  Tesha   Dec-13-08 12:57 PM   #42 
  - They have consistently valued safety, mileage, and reliability  FarCenter   Dec-12-08 02:28 PM   #9 
  - But, "fancy sheet metal and crappy plastic trim" is what we do. It is what we want  greyhound1966   Dec-12-08 02:38 PM   #16 
  - Because they are anti 'Merikan and anti worker  GrizzlyMan   Dec-12-08 02:35 PM   #13 
  - It sure is.  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:37 PM   #15 
  - I don't believe anyone should make blanket statements about magazines  specimenfred1984   Dec-12-08 02:40 PM   #18 
  - American auto workers make all their top picks.  TahitiNut   Dec-12-08 02:41 PM   #19 
  - Whoa! Where at all did I EVER say or even imply the ratings in CR  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 02:43 PM   #21 
  - Auto Worker build cars, not design them... I think you need to calm down here  Ioo   Dec-12-08 03:05 PM   #22 
  - Because they don't want AWESOME muscle cars!  JVS   Dec-12-08 03:07 PM   #23 
  - They may have a Japanese model as their top pick but tell  doc03   Dec-12-08 03:28 PM   #24 
  - I have attached a link to what the say about the "best cars"  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 03:32 PM   #25 
  - So shut down the Big 3 and destroy one of the last Union  doc03   Dec-12-08 03:39 PM   #28 
     - Excuse me, but what are you talking about.  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 03:42 PM   #29 
        - Well just why are you putting down  doc03   Dec-12-08 04:30 PM   #32 
           - American cars suck, and have sucked for a long time.  impeachdubya   Dec-12-08 04:44 PM   #34 
           - I'm not even going to bother responding to that n/t  doc03   Dec-12-08 04:46 PM   #35 
           - Again, EXCUSE ME?  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 06:02 PM   #37 
           - No, but I would drink a Heineken over a Budweiser, and drive a Toyota instead of a GM car.  impeachdubya   Dec-12-08 07:10 PM   #39 
  - I'd sooner gnaw off my own foot than buy another non-Japanese car.  impeachdubya   Dec-12-08 04:42 PM   #33 
  - I have learned to ignore them  Lifetimedem   Dec-12-08 03:32 PM   #26 
  - Consumer Reports accepts no money from any company. All other  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 03:35 PM   #27 
  - C.R. also do not accept product donated by  icnorth   Dec-12-08 03:43 PM   #30 
     - That is correct. nt  madinmaryland   Dec-12-08 03:58 PM   #31 
  - I bought my first microwave oven back in like  doc03   Dec-12-08 07:33 PM   #41 
  - This sums it up:  impeachdubya   Dec-12-08 05:14 PM   #36 
  - The 'workers' are not to blame  JustAnotherGen   Dec-12-08 07:32 PM   #40 
  - I certainly trust their evaluations.  alarimer   Dec-13-08 01:03 PM   #43 

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