Lethl, you listed a few vehicles made here with high American parts content.
The fact of the matter is The Big Three companies across the board use more domestic parts and support more domestic jobs than all of the foreign competitors combined.
Toyota accounts for 9 percent of automotive manufacturing jobs in the United States and roughly 16 percent of the vehicle market, while GM accounts for 29 percent of the jobs and about 24 percent of the market, Doyle said. "We lose 10 for every one job that they bring," Doyle said.
Your implication that they also import a lot of their vehicles is also incorrect.
From IHT.com (same article)
And despite the start of Camry production in the United States, Toyota will still import 60,000 Camrys from Japan this year, Lentz said. Along with that, Toyota also expects to import about 70,000 more Priuses than in 2006, when it sold just under 107,000 in the United States.
Especially incorrect on the assumption that the good gas mileage vehicles are imported.
Quite the contrary, with General Motors, the Pontiac G5 and Chevy Cobalt are both assembled in Lordstown, Ohio. The Pontiac G6, in Orion, Michigan.
Yes, the Aveo is an exception.
I know more about GM products, that is why I generally use them as an example more often than not.
I will complain less and accept more just as soon as Japan and Korea open their markets up to us as freely as we have opened ours to them. Furthermore, the direct involvement of the Japanese government in devaluing the yen against the dollar to unfairly advantage Toyota and other Japanese manufacturers in this market needs to come to an end.