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New Dog-friendly 2009 Honda Element!

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Cool features, but not worth being hosed in depreciation to buy it.
I have had 6 cars in the past 30 years. Each and every one of them is an American made car. Of the 6 I owned I still own 3 of them. It does not matter to me how dog friendly a car is, I will not buy it unless it is from an American car manufacturer. I will never drive or own a foreign car until all 3 automakers are no longer in existence and then if that were to happen it would be by force.

If the Japanese or Korean cars are supposed to be so well made why is it that I do not see one over 15 years on the road today. My oldest car I own is a 1972 Cadillac. The second is a 1985 Pontiac. The third is a 1991 Ford E350 diesel that I bought in 2001 and to date have put over 100,000 miles on it since I bought it and it's my daily driver.
You do realize that most so-called American cars are manufactured overseas or at the very least use foreign parts. Also, statistically speaking foreign cars are more reliable. I had a teacher in college who had a doctorate and had been around long enough that she was the head of her department. She drove the same Civic she had when she started college as a freshman and it had over 200k miles on it. Don't tell me they're not reliable.
I own an 03 Beetle and love it but am currently thinking of selling it to upgrade in size to something I fit some dog crates in. Buying a new car though is just about the worst financial decision you can make unless you just enjoy throwing money away. No thanks. I can't decide on a smaller sedan (I'd love a Civic) or a small pickup. I'm just not a pickup person though.
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