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In Mexico, Auto Plants Hit the Gas

Wall Street Journal -- PUEBLA, Mexico—Mexico is taking center-stage in the production of cars, where lower costs and skilled workers are reordering the global auto market.

Six years ago, Mexico was the world's ninth largest exporter of cars. Today the country is ranked fourth—behind Germany, Japan and South Korea—with exports expected to total more than 2.14 million vehicles this year.

One in 10 cars sold last year in the U.S. was made in Mexico. Next year, every new taxi in New York's fleet—made by Nissan Motor Co. 7201.TO +1.87% —will carry the "Hecho en Mexico" label. Mexico is now exporting vehicles to China, and even helped Japan keep up with orders after last year's tsunami.

Mexico's Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari boasted that a batch of new factories planned by car makers will help Mexico surpass


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PDQBlues
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More outsourcing. More destruction of the middle class.
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remay
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quality, quality, quality???
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What is it that Ross Perot said about "that great sucking sound?"
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Sneakers55
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On Nov 21, 2012 2:28:21 AM, runinoutagas wrote:

>I'm not supporting that liberal rag (WSJ) by subscribing to it
>just so I can make a comment here.

You must be subscribing to a different WSJ than I subscribe to. WSJ is a member in good standing of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the same people who bring you the FOX News Channel.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:05:40 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 4:32:14 AM

Where's the good ol' U.S.A. in all of this? U.A.W. and the Big Three ought to do some deep soul searching!
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NedW
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:17:30 AM

Mexico is where the automotive transmissions work I used to do at Borg Warner, Muncie, IN, went. That's what unions do for ya.
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LetemEatCake
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Thanks for all your comments!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:52:20 PM

I won't buy a car made in China or Mexico.I'll walk first.
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nsdp
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:15:03 PM

If you look at cars like the Mercury Gran Marquis my parents have, final assembly is in Mexico but US content is 70%. Most parts suppliers are shipping from the US and Canada for assembly in Mexico. Good paying jobs in Mexico mean two things, the illegal immigrants coming to the US are no longer largely from Mexico and Mexican citizens spend on other American goods like they never have before. You can spot Mexican tourists shopping here because they turn over the items and check to see where they are made. Made in USA Canada has a cache for quality that is prized in Mexico. We both come out ahead in the long run. They are also stealing back to North America jobs that had gone to China 10 years ago.
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 8:46:20 AM

Thanks to the UAW and OUR (ha ha) government, press 1 to continue in ENGLISH.
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Both of my Chevys were built in the US but my Ford was built in Mexico
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:44:34 AM

Had no idea that Mexico was ahead of the US in producing cars for export.
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"Subscribe now and get 3 months for the price of 1"
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:49:10 AM

i prefer Mexicco if we have to go there.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:43:29 AM

R209 makes a good point. Which is the lesser of two evils: Made in Mexico or China? Of course, I still prefer USA made.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:39:20 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:06:22 AM

I still look for "Made in the USA" when possible. Second after that is "Not made by UAW."
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:51:52 AM

Muy bien, Mexico.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:41:43 AM

I didn't know Mexico was making that many vehicles to become the fourth exporter of vehicles. Learned something new.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:39:04 AM

Good for Mexico, may be this will slow down border crossings!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:38:59 AM

No UAW in Mexico.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:31:05 AM

All future new car owners will be required to be bi-lingual in order to purchase a mexican vehicle.

Areeeeba! Conquistadoras!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:23:39 AM

Does Fiesta sound english?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:12:24 AM

Very true about a hard working Mexican.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:53:53 AM

The culture of Mexico has a reputation of working hard for less money. This is true of those that stay in Mexico and those that come to the US. They are "hungry" for success and are willing to work hard for it. The average Mexican works much harder than the average American and complains about it much less.

[Edited by: leeac at 11/21/2012 5:55:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:38:24 AM

Then why are there still 12 million illegals in the U.S????Getting more freebies from OBUMMER then US Citizens.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:06:46 AM

Now which is better: "Hecho in Mexico" or "Made in China"?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:47:50 AM

I bet we'll see a lot of recalls with "Hecho en Mexico" labels on them...
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:47:14 AM


Mixed feelings on this one.

Not a big fan of exporting jobs to Mexico .....
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:46:19 AM

When businesses close their doors because they can no longer stay in business due to the cost of labor and union demands then the unions get to go somewhere else and we get 18,000 people added to the unemployment lines!!
Not a good way to build the economy!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:42:27 AM

Shows it is a world economy.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:39:23 AM

and now they'll produce our Twinkies also...oh...look for the union label.. is a sad joke to another 18,000 US workers..
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:28:29 AM

Ahead of the U.S>
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I'm not supporting that liberal rag (WSJ) by subscribing to it just so I can make a comment here. ( Let them go the way of Ding-Dongs, Ho-Hos, and Twinkies ;)
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:19:29 AM

Unions are necessary at times but they also contribute a lot to the cost of a product. Twinkies is going out of business. If twinkies has two products to deliver, two different truck drivers are needed.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:18:52 AM

I have had experience with a high tech company who shipped manufacturing to Mexico only to have to bring it back because their skills were not good enough...
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That's why you can't argue with a great American made car . . like a Honda from Ohio or Toyota from Kentucky ?!?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:08:36 AM

Cars made in Mexico.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:07:26 AM

I know someone who had their Mexican made oil pan rust out. I've worked on a lot of cars, this is unbelievable.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:06:11 AM

How many Americans moved to Mexico to stay employed in the auto industry?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:04:53 AM

Perhaps better jobs there will slow down illegal immigration here.....
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:00:54 AM

And to think that they keep crossing over the border to get a good job here.
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Retowered
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:52:24 AM

Cheap labor you get what you pay for.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:49:29 AM

That is positive news for our southern neighbor! I know their government is happy to be able to claim that they are the world's fourth largest importer!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:45:33 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:43:41 AM

Cheap labor with our JOBS thanks to our own Government.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:41:05 AM

Cheaper labour, lower quality I'm sorry I would not buy a car from any manufacturer if it was made in Mexico.

[Edited by: Brucevanf at 11/21/2012 2:41:43 AM EST]
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Even more jobs will be heading overseas as a result of Obama being re-elected.
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