All cars are imported. I learned this from Hebrew Podcast. It is a great program to learn and refresh your Hebrew. http://www.hebrewpodcasts.com/
Anyway they had a lesson in 2009 about cars. In it they have a little panel on the auto industry. This is what they have to say.
Being dependent on others for auto's doesn't seem to be a good thing for a country that is somewhat isolated and even when helped it is with strings attached that are not necessarily good for it's own people that have different religious idea's then those helping them.
Some that support Israel support it because of feminism and various socialist idea's which sadly doesn't really help Israel other then the few on top.
And if Israel became less socialist and less feminist they would no longer support Israel even though this would help the average Jewish man and Jewish woman that doesn't have many connections.