The 10 most patriotic car-buying statesThu, 04 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700
With a holiday coming around the bend with the main premise of patriotism, ’Merica and fireworks, here is a compilation of analytics to show off which states remain loyal to the domestics.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based TrueCar reports that the most patriotic state, most likely to buy a new domestic car or truck, would be the Motor City. These statistics were compiled using transaction figures based on domestic vehicle sales.
With Ford, General Motors and Chrysler right in our backyards, the old mitten still remains loyal to the big three. No surprise really.
Holding the lead at 79 percent, Michigan is closely followed by North Dakota at 68 percent. Next, South Dakota rings in at 65 percent, Iowa at 63 percent, Wyoming at 62 percent and Montana with 61 percent.
As for the least patriotic states, Hawaii checks in first, buying only 19 percent of its cars from American manufacturers. Surprisingly, the citizens of Washington D.C. are next at 22 percent while the liberal bastion of California stops at 23 percent.
By Brad Wiley