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Honda has made a large move to bolster the competitiveness of their Canadian manufacturing facilities all the while insulating them from exchange rate fluctuations.

$857 million in investments were announced just last week.

But thats not the significant bit, Alliston will be the lead production facility for the 10th generation Honda Civic. Lead facility means it will pioneer practices for manufacturing 10th generation Civics that will be used by other Honda facilities worldwide. In case you were wondering this is the first time Honda has allowed this to happen outside of Japan. A BIG deal for Canada...
 

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That is great news for Canada. There are some people working for Honda that will be getting some exciting opportunities in Canada because of this. Do you think that having the Civic produced domestically will mean that the price might be slightly less in Canada than it would be otherwise?
 

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I'm pretty sure its coming to Canada. Unless they are dividing the production between Canada and the US, bu I don't think that makes much sense.
 

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Better than having it produced in Mexico :D

Over $800 million invest is a great amount, I expected it to be a lot but not that much.
 

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Why are you against Mexican manufacturing? It is really popular right now. I don't think they make them worse or anything.
 

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I'm just not sure that those manufacturing issues are because it is in mexico. There are plenty examples of other vehicles produced in Mexico that have not had any issues. Correlation vs. Causation.
 

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I believe the whole issue around the NSX catching on fire might have been about the engine over heating and something else playing into making the fire happen.
 

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I'm just not sure that those manufacturing issues are because it is in mexico. There are plenty examples of other vehicles produced in Mexico that have not had any issues. Correlation vs. Causation.
Provide some please.

Because I can list a few more botched Mexican escapades. Lincolns launch of the MKZ was botched because they had to put a stop shipment on all cars because they weren't meeting quality metrics.

BRP has a new plastics and manufacturing facility in Mexico for their cheap little Spark PWC, they've been cracking hulls and handle bars.

And ask VW about thier QC nightmares in Mexico since EVER.

But you're right Correlation vs Causation.... LOL...
 

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I believe the whole issue around the NSX catching on fire might have been about the engine over heating and something else playing into making the fire happen.
True but who knows if they had something to do with it and caused the engine to over heat or bad cable harness...
 

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From Wikipedia:

To date, 42 makers have official representation in the country with nearly 400 different models, making Mexico one of the most varied and fulfilled automotive markets in the world.
Maybe there are more problems reported because there is a larger sample size. I just don't think Mexico's auto industry would be taking off if it had such a quality issue. It wouldn't make financial sense for automakers.
 
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