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Old 09-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #86
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BMW has a plant in South Carolina. Do workers there make German wages or US Wages? Does BMW sell the US Made Cars cheaper than German made BMWs? Why would BMW Outsource building cars in the US and remove the job from Germany?

I believe I recall VW has a plant in Mexico. Why? Do they pay German wages to Mexican workers?

American car companies build cars that generally speaking are built to be sold in the US and Canada. That seems to be the corporate target. I just got back from Italy. And my wife and I try to make a european trip every year or two. You wont find a GM 3/4 ton Silverado pickup running the roads in Italy, Germany, France. And with gas at over $8/gallon and Diesel at $9 you won't find many US Gas guzzler cars.

Thats the difference in markets. Some of those differences are artificial. A Danish farmer may desire to have a pickup truck like his US counterpart but his taxes in Denmark prevent him from being able to.

The US car industry serves entirely different markets than the German or Japanese or other car industries in entirely different economies. Yet German car companies will outsource in a heartbeat if it is in their best interest. Fiat owns Chrysler. We should hope Fiat quality does not infest Dodge...but I bet Fiat will keep paying the lowest price they can for labor.
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