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Is it the fact the wheels were made elsewhere or just Made in China that bothers you? No car is totally made in the US. Parts are sourced out to where the cheapest usable parts can be had. Rams are made sin Mexico using US made Cummins engines--and some have opined that Mexican made Rams actually have better fit and finish than US/UAW made Rams. Lets not even talk about Chevy trucks and where they get their parts. Yet I continually see Sinophobic bashing that is absent in products made in Germany, France, England, or anywhere else in Europe. Come to think of it, your headlights, wiring harness, door handles, lift rods, brake pads, rotors, spare tire, rubber seals, light bulbs, turn signals, horn, hoses, etc., are most likley Chinese made as well. So tell us know what bothers you, wheels being sourced from another country or just from China.

Of course if you are referring to Chinese made parts that may be of lesser quality because the Chinese manufacturers have a long history of manufacturing products that are slipshod and dangerous, from tainted pet food, to fake medicines, to rotten dry walls in Florida, to horrible tires, to rat meat labled as expensive mutton, then you may have a point.
 

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How much will it cost for the same product to be produced in teh US with US regulations, US taxes, and US union demands? 15% more? 20% more, 35% more? Please raiase your hand if you are willing to pay 35% more for every plastic bin, trans can, gardening tool, package of underwear, mud flap, radio, TV, table lamp, etc. Every dollar spent is another dollar that cannot buy more food, saved in the bank, buy shoes for teh kids, etc. Jacko15 is absolutely right. To compete, we cannot go head on with countries tha can make low level TVs or sew underwear cheaply, but must add value or innovation to the product that less technologically advanced countrries cannot do. A Foreign Affairs magazine article recently discussed Germany's success in manufacturing--they focused on higher tecnology products that other countries cannot replicate with an uneducated workforce. Companies like Siemens and BMW and Bosch produce products that India and China can't compete with, yet.

Life is not fair. Global competition is not fair and NEVER WILL BE FAIR. We need to get over this schoolyard notion that China is not playing fair. China is experiencing their own competition from Vietnam and Pakistan. Ir ain't fair but they're not whining. They just go around and get ahead. We need to stop whinig about "fairness" and make a better product at a better price or do what they can't do.
 
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