I've read that the location of final assembly, transmission assembly, and engine assembly don't figure in at all in the parts content percentages, and I guess that's only logical.
I was going out to look at some today, but it's too **** cold--single digits!
I'm OK with an LS, just because with four cars in our fleet and all getting older, I'd like to keep price down.
The two nearest dealers have several LS's with window stickers of $20,400--per their websites--but then also, several at $20,540. Either the latters have one extra option or I bet, are built after a price increase. Latest production is probably a benefit IMHO.