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Old 07-21-2004, 12:15 AM   #91
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Ok, I uderstand, but a lot of the money borowed is from within the country anyway, so it is a moot point, we still have the most money. The post above me is reason Y I have to sit here and praise America, stupid comments like that.
Need I remind anyone that GM is the Largest corporation in the World, Ford is most certainly up there as well.
Ford are up there, but only just- Toyota has taken them over for the number 2 Spot in the Automaker stakes, the only thing keeping Ford Alive is thier trucks, the Focus, Mazda and the Premier Auto Group makers.
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Need I remind anyone that GM is the Largest corporation in the World, Ford is most certainly up there as well.

GM stopped being an American company many, many years ago.
Infact the american operation is only a very small part of its global operations, and contributes only a small amount in terms of design and engering. Most of which is now done in Europe and Japan.
Ford is pretty much the same.
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wow... this thread is amazing.... i've learned so much. I have a totally different view of the US, EU, and JAP now. Thank you people... This is a 17 year old saying thank you very much.
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Re: Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

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Need I remind anyone that GM is the Largest corporation in the World, Ford is most certainly up there as well.

Most definitely. Two of the most proficient companies at losing money.

Need I remind anyone that the best Car companies at MAKING money over the past decade are Porsche, BMW, Toyota and Honda.

And what does it say about American cars when the NEW crossfire is based on the outgoing SLK. And another Chrysler (I forget which) is based on the old E-class. So when Mercedes is done with 9 year old technology, they pass it down to Chrysler.
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Thats alright, did you know the Honda Accord Wagon, and the Toyota Camry Wagon, two very popular FWD mid-larger size station wagons were both designed in the US? And are even assembled in the US and exported to Japan?

The previous generation Honda Civic coupe was only ever built in the US, yet was exported to Japan and Australia.

There are actualy plenty of cars designed and manufactored in the US, many useing some quite modern technology, its just that not all of them are made by GM, Ford or Crysler.
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Im proud of starting this thread, so many useful and interesting information!

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Ok... no one can read I guess... I didn't say they were the BEST companies, or the most PROFITABLE, nor did I say They were only in America, I was reminding you that by sheer volume, not volume of sales, simply size of the company, GM is the BIGGEST company in the World; pretty sure Exxon-Mobile is next. Ford is also Among the top 50, but no where is Toyota, Honda, etc.
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would you rather own a huge business that is losing money or a decent sized business that making piles and piles of it?
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Ok... no one can read I guess... I didn't say they were the BEST companies, or the most PROFITABLE, nor did I say They were only in America, I was reminding you that by sheer volume, not volume of sales, simply size of the company, GM is the BIGGEST company in the World; pretty sure Exxon-Mobile is next. Ford is also Among the top 50, but no where is Toyota, Honda, etc.
You must be reading an outdated list, the Toyota worldwide production is more than Ford, as are thier earnings.
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GM is the BIGGEST company in the World; pretty sure Exxon-Mobile is next.
GM? GM makes 27.5 Billions year -

Mitsubishi, with over 26 divisions including chemical corporations, estate corporations to finances makes more that 117 Billions.
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Well, GI is pretty much the biggest corporation in the World when it comes to customers.

Exxon is big, but not that big. You pretty much forgot those Megacorps from Asia and Europe.
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Re: Relating Cars to cultures (US - Jap - Europe)

Honda is also in the top 50 compaines in the world. Honda Motor Co. Revenues are different from profits.

Look at the Global 500 companies, then you see the figures, there are companies in the world that are in the top 100 but have negative marginal returns. They are going down the rabbit hole.
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Yea... I'm not trying to put down anybody here, please don't get offended... but I am sick of hearing everyone and their mom rag on America... you don't have to agree w/ everything, but like it or not, this most likely is the best place in the world.
Nope, the UN has for like the fourth year in a row announced Norway (Europe) as the best country in the world to live in.. !
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And I went there and I can really say-

very nice indeed

(they're so rich, they heat the sidewalks so there's no ice on it. very comfortable.)
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GM? GM makes 27.5 Billions year -

Mitsubishi, with over 26 divisions including chemical corporations, estate corporations to finances makes more that 117 Billions.
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Eh! Wrong.

Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Chemicals and Mitsubishi Electronics are all 3 differnt corperations.
After WWII the single company was split into three, as it posed to great a risk to western companys trying to get a foot hold in Japan, and held far to much control over the Japanese economy, preventing the rise of new and orginal Japanese industrys which were needed to help rebuild the country.
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All that talk about the biggest company is somewhat irrelevant.

GM can be the biggest for all I care. The key point is they don't make cars that I want to own.

BMW and Porsches are more desirable worldwide.
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