Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:29pm

Subaru proves a point: It’s the buyer, not the bluster, that saves auto jobs

Please allow me a momentary rant before getting into the subject of this week’s column, the excellent Subaru Forester, which has been made in Japan since 1997 and successfully sold in the United States since 1998.
My rant is occasioned by national news showing our new president bragging about “keeping” automotive jobs in the United States.
Please, people. Don’t buy it. It’s bull.
The only thing “keeping” U.S. automotive jobs here is that U.S. automotive companies — notably Ford and General Motors — have finally awakened to global competition and started giving Americans and global buyers vehicles they want at prices they almost can afford. Period.