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A: Where have you been? Our boss just came by asking for you.
B: I took my car to the mechanics. It broke down this morning. Did he say why he wanted to see me?
A: No idea. At this time of year, I guess it could be performance evaluation.
B: OK. I'll go look for him now.
A: By the way, how's your car?
B: The mechanic said the tranmission broke down. It's going to cost 800 dollars to repair.
A: Oh god. It happened to me once. It cost me only 300 dollars though. Of course, that time I drove a non-imported car (What's the opposite of imported car?).
B: I'm kind of sick of the car. It has broken down so many times in the past 2 years. I'm thinking of trading it for a new car.
A: I'm planning on getting a hybrid. They save a bundle on gas.
B: I'd better go find our boss now. I'll talk to you later.

Are there any mistakes?

Thanks in advance.
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A: Where have you been? Our boss just came by asking for you.
B: I took my car to the mechanics. It broke down this morning. Did he say why he wanted to see me?
A: No idea. At this time of year, I guess it could be performance evaluation.
B: OK. I'll go look for him now.
A: By the way, how's your car?
B: The mechanic said the tranmission's broken down. It's going to cost 800 dollars to repair.
A: Oh god. It happened to me once. It cost me only 300 dollars. Of course, that time I drove a non-imported car (What's the opposite of imported car?).
B: I'm kind of sick of the car. It has broken down so many times in the past 2 years. I'm thinking of trading it for a new car.
A: I'm planning on getting a hybrid. They save a bundle on gas.
B: I'd better go find our boss now. I'll talk to you later.
(What's the opposite of imported car?). Good question - home produced/manufactured (only a suggestion)
What about using locally-available?
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What about using locally-available?

This doesn't tell us where the car was manufactured.
Hi guys,
What's the opposite of imported car?.
I hear and read 'a domestic car'.
Clive
domestic
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'a domestic car'

A new one on me, but it sounds good. Can I ask, is it used to refer to cars manufactured within the country, or is it used to relate to a manufacturer from that country.

For example, in Italy, Fiat would be a domestic car. If I buy a Fiat in Europe, it would be an imported car, except in European countres where Fiats are produced. If I bought a Fiat manufactured in the UK (I don't know if they are made there, but let's presume they are), could I still use the term 'domestic car'?
Hi,

A car that is totally manufactured in Canada is clearly a domestic car in Canada.

Howver, the picture is often less clear.

What if the car is only assembled in Canada, from parts made in other countries?

What if some parts are made in Canada, but not all of them?

What if the car company's main operations are in another country?

Such questions often become political, and often depend on national economic policies and international trade agreements.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks very much.
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