I drive two American cars with V8's. Both are due for replacement in the next year or two. In looking at replacements for one of my cars, only one US car seems to be making the list - -> and even with a 20% discount, that one seems a tad overpriced. Every other entry is Japanese. . except for a Volvo. I would happily buy American, but nothing seems worth the price. Mind you, I gave up a few months ago and am not shopping currently. . . The most recent purchase was for the Admiral. It was assembled in Georgia (I think) by Toyota. Nothing American got a second glance. GM, Ford, and Chrysler were simply not building cars she wanted to drive daily. As for Hybrid. . .don't get me started. Suffice it to say that I am not sold on either the end user economics or the benefit to the environment.