There is only one American reel that I have used that I will continue to use and buy more of, that is my Penn 975. Problem is, the price! I wouldn't have this one if it weren't for a good deal. It seems if you are looking for a good American made reel, you have to pay over $100. For a lot of guys that's not a problem, for the rest of us.......Abu 6500.
Look at cars. What brand new from the dealer American car can you find with all options for less than 10K? Buy a Hyundai $120/month for all the goodies.
GM can't make a sun roof that doesn't leak, or a sportscar that doesn't rust out at the door jams.
Ford can't build an engine that doesn't leak at the valve cover gaskets.
Chrysler is the only one that seems to be ahead of their time and seems to produce what is popular with Americans. For example they brought back the hemi.....how cool is that! They always seem to be up to date with modern styling and performance. My chryler has last 23 years, it's on it's last leg now. Never had an engine rebuild or anything, body is in perfect condition.