I know we sometimes give U.S. President Trump a hard time on here, but this time I gotta say he’s right. How can any American car company expect to compete against those sweet, sweet Alliances, LeCars, Encores and Fuegos?
The last Renault was sold in the U.S. in 1989 pic.twitter.com/3hzAYN16HX
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 16, 2019
Oh, wait. I forgot. Renault (pronounced Ren-ALT in the U.S., “in the case of France”) hasn’t sold cars in America since, oh, 1989. Sure, they collaborated with AMC/Jeep to design the XJ Cherokee and the Eagle Premier, but as far as cars sold as Renaults, we haven’t had those for, oh, three decades.
While he’s at it, I hope we do something about Panhard et Levassor and De Dion Bouton.
There you go. That’s the big problem with the economy: we’re getting clobbered by French cars that haven’t been sold here for 30 years. I sure hope we take care of that.