Let’s Show American Cars Some Love

Cadillac dealership in Highland, Mich., in 2019. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)
As consumers, surely we have the right to make the aesthetic — perhaps irrational — decision to purchase the fruits of American design, ingenuity, and labor.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ith German, Korean, and Japanese models widely available in the U.S. market, American automakers have been losing ground for many decades now. This is not a fact without bearing on political events: A former White House official believes that President Trump’s recent decision to remove troops from Germany is based at least in part on the idea that Germany has taken advantage of the United States by eating into its domestic automobile market.

At first glance, American car manufacturers seem to be doing quite well, contrary to President Trump’s impression of the matter. Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota are the top three

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