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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 04:39:16 PM »
I passed a VW Beetle on the way back from lunch today.  Every panel on it was a different color. :-)
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 02:52:53 AM »
Vw's are good cars, I liked every one I've owned and there is not much chance I'll be switching car brands anytime soon.

You won't see them do that for any of the other models they have, but the factory is still cool to see and I can see quite a few things from it being put in other factories.

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 04:25:12 AM »
Anyone impressed with that technology has never been inside an IBM factory in the 70's.
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 08:19:31 PM »
Tourists inside a working factory? Pretty cool so long as they don't get in the way.

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »
that's amazing. I didn't hear hardly any noise at all

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 06:04:08 PM »
my brother N law works at a GM assembly plant. should I risk showing him this???? hmmm

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 06:53:31 PM »
Tourists inside a working factory? Pretty cool so long as they don't get in the way.



One of the big muckety-mucks at work has a Phaeton.  I was less than impressed.  Looked like a fancy Toyota.
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 07:16:17 PM »
nice lookin Nazi wagon.


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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 08:14:30 PM »
nice lookin Nazi wagon.



I'd own one if I had the money. I don't think they sell them in Canada though.

And I'd be afraid to drive it based on what's happened to my last 3 cars.
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 08:19:27 PM »
I'd own one if I had the money. I don't think they sell them in Canada though.

wonder what they go for??? big $$$ im sure

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 08:22:19 PM »
About $90k for a new one. 

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 08:24:57 PM »
About $90k for a new one. 

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only an arm and leg. to rich for me.

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 08:25:19 PM »
For a Volkswagen?  No way I'd pay that kind of money.
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 08:28:06 PM »
For a Volkswagen?  No way I'd pay that kind of money.

I agree. I'm happy with all my VW's but none of them cost over 30k. I can't imagine paying 90K for a VW.
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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 08:35:53 PM »
I agree. I'm happy with all my VW's but none of them cost over 30k. I can't imagine paying 90K for a VW.

and that's their "haggle free price". assholes. im a haggler. back in 95 i spent an entire day haggling over my truck. but i saved about 14 grand. not any more. take it or leave it. bye bye asshole

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Re: One-upmanship on Detroit again
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 09:50:33 AM »
Pretty interesting marketing gimmick!  Of course, that's likely needed when attempting to sell near $100k auto's, that are apparently quite limited in production.