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In the Loop: April 3, 2009 Archive

The auto industry is not to blame! (Really?)

Posted at 12:29 PM on April 3, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

Spinning off multiple threads from a conversation I had yesterday with David Cole, Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research.....

Scenario: We've been getting tons of responses from you on our questions about American versus foreign cars.

Though we heard from folks on both sides of the divide, there were many folks who still cite quality and appeal as reasons they will never buy American.

So I thought I'd add an expert voice to the mix -- that's this Dave Cole fella. He's widely quoted, and I have interviewed him myself back in my business-reporter days.

He gamely handled my main question, but then the interview took a provocative turn. If you want to listen, here you go (this edited version is only about five minutes long):

A number of you listened on Facebook, were kind of dumbfounded as I was, and offered some terrific comments.

Rather than write 'em all out, take a look at today's video, summing it all up:

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