Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Business TalkBack Do You Buy American?

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Business TalkBack Do You Buy American?

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U.S. automakers are steadily losing market share. Do you feel strongly about buying American cars -- or does your heart belong to another brand? Why?

Go to Jacksonville.com, keyword: T-You to register your vote.

a) I'm Ford-tough, mileage and all. Life is better with an F-150.

b) If you can't Dodge it, Ram it.

c) I take my Chevy to the levy.

d) I love what you do for me, Toyota.

e) Zoom, zoom, zoom! Nuff said.

f) I know they've had issues, but I still love GM. They will rise again.

g) I've earned my Cadillac.

h) There's a reason Accords are the most stolen car. Honda rocks!

i) I heart my Volvo.

j) Always wanted a Beemer, now I've got one.

k) Dieter Zetsche (and my Daimler-Chrysler car) is my hero.

l) VW: You can sleep in the van and party in the Beetle.

m) Isuzu, Suzuki, Fiat, Mitsubishi.

n) I buy American, no matter what. You have to support Detroit.

o) I buy Japanese. Come on, they're much more reliable.

p) I don't really care about the brand name, I buy what's cheapest and safest.

Earlier this week, we asked: What time is it? "Time to get a watch," may no longer be the smart-aleck response as more people look to electronic gizmos instead of wristwatches. Where do you look?

-- 53% I look at my wrist. Watches aren't antiques yet. (16 votes)

-- 26% I check my cell phone. Do you want to know what time it is in Tokyo, too? (8 votes)

-- 20% At my computer's clock. It's synchronized with some special server somewhere, you know. (6 votes)

-- 0% What? Let me turn down my MP3 player.

Here's what you had to say:

-- I gave up wearing a watch when I realized how often I was checking it during conversations and how rude that must seem.

-- I do not go without a watch. It is waterproof, quiet (no need to switch off or vibrate) and dependable. …

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