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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Thank you for saving me the keystrokes of saying that myself.
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    But in reality, its true. The americanized VW's have lost their VWness. The Golf is probably the closest to being "right". I think the only thing I would buy from them right now would be a GTI or TDI.
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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Keep seeing more and more new VW's in my parts. The clean, conservative styling is actually refreshing compared to the over done odd lines and curves styling of many new cars.

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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    I think most of it boils down to their N.A. product offering, but one car that has always interested me since its debut is the CC, well a coincidence would have it, a new co-worker owns one, I've road in it a few times, its got a lot of interior road noise and then engine 2.0L Turbo, sounds rather sick when pressed.

    Comparing the car to my wife's Fusion Titanium, similarly sized sedan, also with a 2.0L the CC's got nothing outside of about a $100/month higher lease payment.
    Enjoy the Ford until the transmission dies. You can park it next to my dead Ford with transmission problems. And my inlaws Ford which is currently on its third transmission.

    Meanwhile my vw Beetle tdi just turned over 1/4 million miles.

    Every car has its issues. Vw simply threw away the design in order to gain volume. I guess they figured they could go cheap and make it up on Audi.

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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    I think the new NA/Sino Jetta and Passat models are doing damage to the brand as a whole in the U.S. market. If VW wanted to introduce a less expensive model to help bolster sales then, IMO, they should have looked into bringing the Skoda brand over to American shores and left VW alone to continue their pursuit of the higher-end of the volume, mainstream automotive market. Ironically, VW purchased Skoda with the intent of making the Czech brand their entry-level marque and have done exactly that in Europe. In fact, the current Octavia and Superb are very much like the new Jetta and Passat models sold in North America, only more stylish and with better materials, fit, and finish. Given this, I have to wonder why VW would dumb down their VW brand offerings in one of their most important markets rather than bring over the superior, entry-level offerings they already market under their dedicated, entry-level brand?

    Current VW brand strategy in America only makes sense when you get to Audi level product or higher.
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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Will this 'choo-choo' change your mind? It's the new VW SUV. It will be built in Chattanooga. IMO it looks more Jeepish than Jeep's own Grand Cherokee. Which is good.

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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Will this 'choo-choo' change your mind? It's the new VW SUV. It will be built in Chattanooga. IMO it looks more Jeepish than Jeep's own Grand Cherokee. Which is good.

    And certainly looks better than the new Cherokee. I wish that either VW or Volvo (both have rugged military vehicle pasts) would decide to come out with efforts to compete with Jeep. Good simple rugged solid axle fixed metal roof model along what Jeep used to make, the XJ, ZJ and WJ. The good looking conservative styling of VW or Volvo is what Jeep used to do.

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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    That looks good
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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by RedVee8 View Post
    That looks good
    I think it does too. WE'll see how the production model actually pans out. One of those with a v6 TDI would be a nice package.

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    Re: 4 Reasons Americans Aren't Buying Volkswagens Anymore

    Either the guy that is pitching the new VW SUV is a 6.6 ft giant... or the SUV is a bit smaller than it looked like on the pictures I posted earlier.

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