July 23, 2009

Auto Briefs

Toyota and Ford top the 'most American' list and your clunker may be worth cash

Toyota Camry

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Camry, F-150 named 'most American'
The Toyota Camry and Ford F-150 are the "most American" vehicles according to the Cars.com annual American-Made Index, which ranks vehicles based on percentage (by cost) of their parts that are made domestically, where they're built and how popular they are among U.S. buyers. The rankings, with assembly location:

1. Toyota Camry (Georgetown, Ky)
2. Ford F-150 (Lafayette, Ind.; Dearborn, Mich.)
3. Chevrolet Malibu (Claycomo, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan.)
4. Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Ala.)
5. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (Ford Wayne, Ind.)
6. Toyota Sienna (Princeton, Ind.)
7. Toyota Tundra (San Antonio)
8. GMC Sierra 1500 (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
9. Ford Taurus (Chicago)
10. Toyota Venza (Georgetown, Ky.)

--NWautos staff

Cash for Clunkers

Have a 'clunker'? Web sites help you know
Web sites are popping up to help potential car buyers figure out if their vehicles qualify for the Cash for Clunkers rebate program. At Cash for Clunkers Information and Kelley Blue Book, consumers can use online calculators to see if they're eligible for the rebate, then research new vehicles that qualify and contact dealerships. The government's official site for the program is at cars.gov.

--NWautos staff

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