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jbob357
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:30:24 AM

Germany's Volkswagen plans to invest 50.2 billion euros ($64.7 billion) in its automotive business in the coming three years as it strives to become the world's largest car maker this decade.

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52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:20:46 AM

Big is not necessary better.
remay
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:09:44 AM

They won't get my consideration unless they are economical to operate (i.e., don't use the most expensive fuel)
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:13:17 AM

VW might make it, their products are good.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:33:46 PM

Hope this makes more jobs here in USA.

When I can afford new car would be nice to buy VW built in USA.
rknaak1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:57:07 AM

As long as plans there are intentions to help the economy & create steady & more employment, I'm down for whatever they want to do.
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:31:21 AM

Good for them.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:07:09 AM

Remember what happened to Toyota when they were posed to be #1. It only lasted a short while and resulted in millions of recalls. Guess sometimes it doesn't pay to be #1.
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:33:00 AM

Then they had better get a large car or Suv that will hold 5 to 7 people and charge you an arm and a leg for it. Small cars are ok and their Toureg is good sized but for 50 grand it should be. They need something like the Chrysler 300 in size and price and by price I do not mean like the SRT 300.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:59:25 AM

Go VW Go.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:58:12 AM

nice
alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:56:16 AM

VW does make good cars when they get their act together.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:40:33 AM

needs aggressive design, marketing, and pricing
after10
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:11:21 AM

Thats one heck of a target to shoot for .I hope it dosent affect the quallity,as recalls can sure put a damper on every thing.And das da truth
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:14:37 PM

Good for them.
northeast2
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:05:25 PM

If they could engineer out the weird stuff that breaks and cost hundreds of dollars to repair, I'd buy another VW. Otherwise, it's Japanese reliability over German excitement for me.
orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:00:14 PM

RockyGuitar has it pegged. BUT, VW is also the worst chicken when it comes to making a decision to bring in cars that it could sell in a heartbeat, like the 70+ mpg diesel cars that it already sells elsewhere. Even lily-livered Ford is beating them at that game by selling high mpg Euro-spec cars. If VW is hesitant, just do a mock sales run in Canada first, and watch them fly out of the showrooms.

There are two VW turbodiesel station wagons in the driveway right now, and there will never be a third VW purchase if they don't deep-six the horribly diesel-guzzling 2.0 L CR series engine as the ONLY choice available in North America. That 2.0 is also available in Europe, but it isn't the only diesel available--just the thirstiest by a big margin. The new 2.0 powered wagon is HORRIBLE compared to the older one. 900km per 55 litres is a rare success, whereas the older one can often get 1200km on the same amount. I'd rather the new wagon had the existing 1.6 L CR series engine, or even one of their new smaller 3 cylinder diesel.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:39:55 PM

Never say never
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:50:34 AM

Good attempt
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:40:11 AM

das auto builds great cars
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:33:34 AM

You must invest in the future to make progress in the future.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:42:24 AM

They are on a mission and it seems they are doing everything possible to achieve it
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:48:16 AM

I'm not sure why VW doesn't sell more cars here.
Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:11:56 AM

Hey, VW, why don't you & BMW & Hyundai bring over your 70mpg-110mpg CDI models here and alert the public to what the EPA is regulating out from th US market!!??
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:08:18 AM

I'd own a VW before I'd owna Toyota.
1970vette
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:01:14 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:59:36 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:54:15 AM

Good for them VW are good cars.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:40:28 AM

Free market in action
SSwathwood
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:29:23 AM

We'll see.
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:24:09 AM

Fun cars, but VW needs to improve its reliability record to Toyota's level for me to consider buying one. I'm also interested to know if they plan to build a natural gas vehicle.
hotwire43
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:20:37 AM

If that is where it takes you well and good. But I don't think you can force it to happen.
bills299
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:12:41 AM

Sounds good!!
yardslave
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:05:52 AM

Great, another German superpower....
epf
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:50:49 AM

Was it not just last year when VW made this same announcement?
slgas
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:49:51 AM

Toyota is a mighty engine they will have to deal with.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:44:58 AM

Tried it in the 30's & 40's
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:35:56 AM

That bugs me.
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