is it true the colorado is japan made?


Linex JJ
05-07-2008, 02:55 AM
not sure if this is true but a salesman at the gm dealer told me that the colorados are made in japan???

BNaylor
05-07-2008, 05:44 PM
That is news to me. When the Colorado and sister model Canyon were first introduced they were assembled at the Shreveport, Louisiana plant. Same plant where the Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma were assembled. Since then GM started production in Rayong, Thailand. GM's plan was to increase production in Thailand and then export back to the U.S. and subsequently close the U.S. assembly plant. Isuzu helped design them so maybe that is where he got the Japan from. Also, Isuzu markets their own version in the U.S. which is called the i-Series but that is assembled at the GM Shreveport, Louisiana plant.



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Blue Bowtie
05-12-2008, 11:14 PM
Rule Number 1 - Never believe anything you hear from a car sales person who isn't a member here. You'd have to independently verify everything.

Especially don't believe anything related to technical, manufacturing, materials, production, origin, or performance. The vast majority with which I have dealt actually have surprisingly little knowledge about the products they are trying to sell. However, if you were to ask about net margins, commissions, fees, and sales quotas, they might have some clue.

Incidentally, all you have to do is read the new vehicle window decal to find the assembly plant location. Evidently, that's beyond the capacity of some car sales people who don't regularly visit this site.

xfarmer
06-05-2008, 08:46 PM
The content sticker on my 2004 Colorado says 85% domestic. You can see a list of union made/American made automobiles at http://uaw.org/uawmade/auto/2008/index.cfm
A VIN beginning with "1", "4" or "5" identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; "'2:' identifies a Canadian-made vehicle.

Hudson
06-05-2008, 10:54 PM
The content sticker on my 2004 Colorado says 85% domestic. You can see a list of union made/American made automobiles at http://uaw.org/uawmade/auto/2008/index.cfm
A VIN beginning with "1", "4" or "5" identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; "'2:' identifies a Canadian-made vehicle.
In theory, all of that is correct (I'm not about to argue with the 85% figure or the information on the UAW website). But the first VIN digit USUALLY gives you an idea of where it was built. And 1, 4, and 5 typically means the vehicle was produced in the US while 2 usually means it was made in Canada and 3 means it was built in Mexico. But there are BMWs wearing "W" codes (Germany) that were produced in South Carolina as well as Minis also wearing "W" code that were built in England.

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