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    Fed task force has few new U.S. cars
    David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

    WASHINGTON -- The vehicles owned by the Obama administration's auto team could reflect one reason why Detroit's Big Three automakers are in trouble: The list includes few new American cars.
    Among the eight members named Friday to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and the 10 senior policy aides who will assist them in their work, two own American models. Add the Treasury Department's special adviser to the task force and the total jumps to three.
    The Detroit News reviewed public records to discover what many of the task force and staff members drove, but information was not available on all of the officials, and records for some states were not complete.
    At least two task force members don't own a car, and there are still two open slots on the 10-member panel that will be filled by the secretaries of labor and commerce, who have not yet been appointed.
    The co-chairs of the task force -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers -- both own foreign automobiles.
    Geithner owns a 2008 Acura TSX, registered in New York. He once owned a 1999 Honda Accord and a 2002 Acura MDX, according to public records.
    Well I can't blame people for what they own, but I guess the concern is that some of these people may not able to fairly understand American cars.
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    Re: Auto team drives imports

    Honda has factories in the US. So these cars are just as American as the ones made by the alleged American car companies we have here.


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    Re: Auto team drives imports

    I understand what you're saying, but that's not the point. The point is lack of ownership of American cars on this committee. Honda is a Japanese car made in America. Regardless of popular belief I've seen articles in the past that say GM, Ford, etc. are still more American than the Japanese cars, based on suppliers, etc.
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