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How likely are you to buy an auto made by GM, Ford or Chrysler?

A line of Ford trucks sit at a Ford dealership in Castle Shannon, Pa.,  Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. Ford held off Toyota as the No. 2 U.S. vehicle seller in December despite a nearly 13 percent sales drop compared with a year ago.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar
A line of Ford trucks sit at a Ford dealership in Castle Shannon, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. Ford held off Toyota as the No. 2 U.S. vehicle seller in December despite a nearly 13 percent sales drop compared with a year ago. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

"Very likely. I have been driving GM cars for 40 years and have been extremely happy with them."
-- Jean, Michigan

"Not likely at all. Am extremely happy with my Camry and even happier with the service I get from my dealer."
-- Doug L., California

"Positively Never!! Ever! Not even if it were free!"
-- Carolyn A., California

"Highly unlikely. Toyota and Honda have built their reputation on quality. Unfortunately, the American manufacturers seemed more interested in saving money, hence built inferior cars."
-- Don S.

"American cars just do not have the fit and finish of a import."
-- Ken S., Georgia

"I will buy another Ford Truck, without a doubt. I will look at other brands and compare, but with 130,000 miles on my F-150 and no problems to date, it will be hard for Toyota, GM, etc. to break in."
-- Brian G., South Dakota

"I would love to buy an American product, but I won't until they can prove that the build quality, reliability and resale value are comparable to imports. I grew up a Ford fan, but two Toyotas are in my name."
-- David S. Arizona

"Zero chance. The quality simply isn't there. As said, 'Price is what you pay but value is what you get'."
-- Kyle, Ohio

"Just purchased a Cadillac and I’m very happy with the purchase. In addition, I will also purchase another American made car next year as well. More Americans need to buy American cars or we will continue to lose our competitive edge that this Country has worked for so many years to obtain."
-- Marc R., Engelman

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"Not at all! At least not until they stop "telling" me what I want and start "selling" me what I want...a dependable, energy efficient hybrid/electric."
-- James C., Illinois

An unsold 2007 Chevrolet Malibu sedan sits in front of a Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. U.S. automakers have a $2,400 per-vehicle profit disadvantage compared with foreign manufacturers, due to flawed pricing strategies, a lack of common platforms and vehicle architectures, and labor issues, according to a report released Monday.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski
An unsold 2007 Chevrolet Malibu sedan sits in front of a Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. U.S. automakers have a $2,400 per-vehicle profit disadvantage compared with foreign manufacturers, due to flawed pricing strategies, a lack of common platforms and vehicle architectures, and labor issues, according to a report released Monday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

"Like so many others, I always consider the foreign automakers because of their reputation for quality. Until the big three can match that, which at this rate will be never, it is highly unlikely I will buy American."
-- Don S., AZ

"Very likely in the next six months! I have a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT, the best vehicle i've ever owned. I will replace it with a 2008."
-- Bob Y., Ohio

"It has nothing to do with Name brand anymore (us vs. them) we are in a global economy, as a consumer it’s about where I get the biggest bank for my buck. With gas prices over $3.00 and some analyst saying it’s going to hit $4.00 this summer and that is the biggest factor. I am 6’3 and 260 pounds, I need a car that’s comfortable to ride in and roomy enough for me but more importantly I get the best gas mileage available. So, I don’t care who makes the care as long as it fits my needs."
-- Matt M., Michigan

"Very likely despite the fact the foreign vehicles get better mileage. I have always been a loyal GM fan and will continue to be with the hope they return to high quality and fuel economy in their vehicles."
-- Howard P.

"Definitely will buy American - Ford. Have owned Fords for the past 40+ years and have had very few problems with them. My wife has bought Toyotas and for the cost of keeping them on the road I could have bought a small Ford."
-- Darrell G., Oklahoma

"Henry Ford said 'quality is doing it right when nobody is looking'. If Detroit ever listens to the Patriarch of the industry, then I might consider one of the domestic offerings."
-- Pete

"I am 100% likely to buy from American made -- Ford! The imports have a lot of hype with poor quality. Too few people are loyal to American made."
-- Gary W., Texas

"Not a chance, decades of price increases and quality decreases.
-- Ron E., Ohio

"I would buy only Ford. I would not consider anything else. I love their new products like the Fusion and Edge. Nobody makes a better truck or SUV."
-- Tom R., Montana

"I just purchased a new Chrysler Pacifica and bought a new Dodge Truck in '06. I wouldn't even consider anything but American. The quality is great."
-- George

"I've switched from American car brands in the 1980's and have never looked back!
-- M.K.

"Very unlikely. I bought a new Chrysler Town & Country in 2004 and had to return to the dealership about 20 times over 14 months. I got fed up and traded it (at a huge cost) for a Honda Odyssey."
-- Bankole

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"Until the 'Big 3' can produce a product that is competitive with the foreign name plates it is unlikely that I will ever buy an auto made by one of them. They seem to be lost in some kind of disconnect in which consumer demand and fuel consumption are irrelevant. Both European and Far East automakers are attuned to both consumer demand and fuel consumption; and the continuing decline in US share held by the Big 3 is indicative of this problem.
-- Robert G., Indiana

"Very likely! Right now, GM has the best cars around."
-- L.B.

"I have bought only GM cars for the last 40 years and will continue to buy them."
-- D.B.

"Boring cars, boring styling, eats too much gas, behind in hybrid and diesel technology – so why buy GM, Ford or Chrysler?"
-- Craig S., Texas

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2007 Chrysler 300

"I would definitely purchase a GM or Ford. I believe they are both turning the corner with regard to quality and reliability."
-- Howard

"I love my Ford F150 truck! I have 110k miles on it and haven’t had a problem. I’ll by a new one in 2009. I think Ford makes the best truck in the world!"
-- Buck, Arizona

"It would not be very likely for me to but a NEW car from any of these companies however, I would buy an older Ford Bronco or an old Jeep. Mainly just classics."
-- Emily H., Colorado

"Unlikely, since quality, resale value and reliability are lower than the competition."
-- James H., Wisconsin

"I haven't bought an American in 25 years and don't
ever plan to."
-- Marla S., Nevada

"I would love to buy a GM, but you see, I need to know that the car I am buying will last. If money were no object, and I could buy a car every couple of years, then I would buy American. Till then, I will be buying a Nissan."
-- Mike V., Nevada

"At one time I would only buy American cars. After several poor experiences, I will now only buy Toyota or Honda -- never Ford or GM."
-- Bertha R., California

"I just bought my second new car. The first was in 1991. Toyota of course. If it was American I would probably be on my fifth or sixth."
-- R.L.

"No Way, do you think I am crazy?"
-- L.M., California

"Are you kidding? I own 2 Hondas and 1 Toyota. C—ould not be happier."
-- Mick P., New York

"Just bought a Chevy Suburban $20k cheaper than Mercedes GL. Quality high and drives great. GM does not know how to brand its products."
-- E.C.

"Not likely at all. Nissan is my first choice and Toyota is my second."
-- Matt M., Florida

"Never again. I have been buying Ford for 50 years but they don't care about the quality of their product. Next time Honda."
-- G.W.

"Not likely at all. Quality and reliability must improve considerably."
-- James M., Michigan

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"Over 50% chance. My wife has a Honda and I'd like to balance the household with either Ford or GM."
-- Thomas, Ohio

"Yes, I will buy a Chrysler."
-- Gary b., Michigan

"Absolutely."
-- Sam Hulse

"Very unlikely."
-- Despina R., Virginia

"I'd buy GM. I like their body styling and interiors (except for the cheaper models). GM seems to get what the market wants much better than Ford or Chrysler. Ford seems to be making some good progress but they are way behind GM. Chrysler is dead in the water. My wife's company car is a Chrysler, it's junk, I wouldn't buy one with my own money."
-- Larry, Florida

"Not very. Quality over the years has fallen to an all time low."
-- J.H.

"I own a Dodge and am proud to be one of the few people supporting and buying American! Even though the company has joined hands with Daimler, the Chrysler corporation builds a remarkable safe and economy minded vehicle and the money stays here. You would think we never learned our lessons from WWII. All of the money spent for these Asian vehicles are going back to Japan. Still can not figure out how a "I support our troops” and other such stickers and license plates are on foreign vehicles…as well as what kind of cars are driven by our representatives and senators in Washington. Let's get back to buying American."
-- Tom, New Jersey