PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- A U.S. company can produce a car and assemble it here, but it takes more than that to make it "American."Buying from a U.S.-based maker hasn't guaranteed an "American-made" in a long time, but even a car with 80% American-made parts isn't "American" if it isn't assembled here. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admits there's no such thing as a 100% American car and notes that one of its most "American" vehicles -- the 80% U.S.-produced Dodge Caravan -- has a motor made in Mexico and is assembled in Canada.
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