With over 4% of the U.S. GDP over 800,000 jobs depending on the U.S. auto manufacturing industry, it is no wonder why so many prefer to "Buy American". However, with todays global economy its hard to tell which cars are really made in America.
To help consumers determine the most American made cars, the Kogod School of Business in Washington D.C. created the "Made in American Automotive Index". The index considers a number of different factors to determine an American made rating for each car. They look at the following:
Profit Margin: Where the automaker's global headquarters is located
- Where the car is assembled
- Research and Development
- Inventory, Capital, and Other Expenses: Location of assembly
- Engine and Transmission: Location of production
- Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical, and Other: Location of production
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration AALA "Domestic Content" Score
So which 2014 models are the most American made?
- F-Series Pickup, Ford (score: 87.5 out of 100)
- Corvette, Chevrolet (score: 87.5)
- Enclave, Buick (score: 86)
- Traverse, Chevrolet (score: 86)
- Acadia, GMC (score: 86)
- Acadia Denali, GMC (score: 86)
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.