‘Drive it home’ and buying US vehicles
I am amazed that with the “Drive It Home” campaign and the daily news coverage on the idling of the Lordstown General Motors plant, in my mail this evening I received a solicitation from a Mahoning County Chevrolet dealership advertising “Happy New Year 2019, Featuring the All New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer,” which is made in Mexico!
Supporting the employees at Lordstown GM and the local Drive It Home campaign starts with the dealer. If they don’t buy it, people won’t drive it. Then maybe the jobs will come back to the United States. I would expect all Chevrolet dealerships to support our Local UAW 1112 employees at Lordstown, and the ancillary companies that supply parts to the plant. Those are the same employees, their families and friends who have been purchasing their vehicles from these dealerships.
Advertising for the Blazer is a blatant slap in the face to the workers fighting for their jobs. I understand that dealers must stock certain vehicles, but if you want to help Lordstown GM, how about promoting a car made in the USA, such as the Cruze, Cadillac, Malibu, Traverse, Camaro, Corvette, Tahoe, Yukon and some full-sized trucks. Everything else is made in a foreign country such as Korea, Mexico, Canada, Germany and China.
Consumers, remember when you go to a dealership to buy or lease a car, please make sure the VIN number starts with a “1, 4 or 5,” and not a “3” or any other number. This indicates the car is made in the USA and not in Mexico or another foreign country.