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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was wondering over the weekend...which cars are the most "Michigan" today? I'd like somehow, though our greater collective knowledge, to list all the remaining Michigan assembly plants and what products they are responsible for.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ford F150, Dodge Viper, and the Cadillac..
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flint Truck: Crew Cab HD Silverado and Sierras, heavy duty Chevy, GMC, and Isuzu trucks
Orion: G6
Lansing Grand River: CTS, STS, SRX
Lansing Delta Township: Acadia, Outlook, Enclave
Detroit-Hamtramck: Lucerne, DTS
Pontiac: Silverado and Sierra
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ford:

Flat Rock produces Mustangs and the Mazda-6.

F-150 @ Dearborn Truck.

Expeditions & Navigators in Wayne @ Michigan Truck.
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Focusonthed
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Ford Focus is built at Wayne Assy.
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The_nerd
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Jefferson North - Jeep Grand Cherokee
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The_nerd
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Warren Assembly - Dodge Ram Truck
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flat Rock: Mustang, Mazda 6
Dearborn Truck: F-150, Lincoln Mark LT
Michigan Truck: Expedition, Navigator
Wayne: Ford Focus
Wixom: Town Car, Crown Vic
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DCX:

Grand Cherokee @ Jefferson North
Viper @ Connor Ave

(all this is coming from Wikipedia, so I hope people who know can verify our lists)

Stratus & Sebring @ Sterling Heights

Ram & Dakota @ Warren Truck
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Connor Ave: Viper
Jefferson north: Grand Cherokee
Sterling Heights: Avenger and Sebring
Warren Truck: Ram, Dakota, Mitsubishi Raider

(Message edited by scottr on February 19, 2007)
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dodge doesn't make the Stratus anymore...are they building the new Avenger in Sterling Heights?
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The_nerd
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^ Seibring/Stratus = same car, but different trim
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, you're right. i forgot that changed this year, i should have caught that. fixed on my list now.
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Jerome81
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 6:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think you guys hit pretty much all of them. I can't think of one that you're missing.
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Hagglerock
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 6:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The new Saturn Aura. Is that in Orion too?
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no, not orion. i forget where exactly - st louis i think? wherever the malibu is built. they are on the same platform though, so it's possible that could change in the future, should the aura really take off.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm pretty sure the Saturn Aura is built in Lansing. I could be wrong though.
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Scottr
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

kansas city, not st. louis. knew it was somewhere around that area of the country.

and they just announced they're cutting production and laying people off... not doing any better there either. probably will do better with the 08 malibu though.

(Message edited by scottr on February 19, 2007)
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Lmichigan
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I think the Aura is made in Kansas City, if I'm not mistaken.

Oops...I see Scott already replied.

(Message edited by lmichigan on February 19, 2007)
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Mercman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wixom does not make the Crown Vic- the Crown Vic & Grand Marquis are built in Ontario.

Wixom has only the Town Car, I believe the GT-40 and Thunderbird production there has ended. The plant is closing this year.

(Message edited by mercman on February 20, 2007)
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Treelock
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My wife has a new Aura and loves it. It deserves to do well.

Speaking as someone who drives a Japanese car, I think this is the kind of car the domestics need to start emulating.
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Mikeg
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Speaking as someone who drives a Japanese car, I think this is the kind of car the domestics need to start emulating.



Emulating something that is already on the road is a ticket to failure. Auto manufacturers are well along with work on their 2010 models. They are always trying to hit a moving target and the bar gets raised a little higher every year.
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Scottr
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 12:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks mercman. i guess my source was outdated - it included the gt for the wixom plant as well, which i knew to be a discontinued model, so it doesn't surprise me.
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Mike
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the new malibu builds on the sucess of the aura and exceeds it in every possible way. thats how GM should do things, year after year, models get better and better.

if GM built on the olds intrigue (last great american sedan) and applied those aspects and exceeded them on cars that followed (G6, Malibu, LaCrosse, Impala, etc) they would be in a much better posistion.
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Mercman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quote: thanks mercman. i guess my source was outdated - it included the gt for the wixom plant as well, which i knew to be a discontinued model, so it doesn't surprise me.

Yeah, I thought the GT was still there, but it looks like it's done for. My father recently retired early from Wixom this past year...40 years...they forced him out. He's not even 62 yet.

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