infiniti fx45 : The first Audi "Quattro" was introduced to the European market in 1980, on the Audi Quattro Coupe. It used off the shelf parts from a 'for Austria only' Jeep like vehicle, using open differentials. The Quattro 1 series remained in production until 1987, when it was replaced with the Quattro II system, which uses the current Torsen developed center differential.If the PT Cruiser is such a great car, why are DaimlerChrysler settinga goal 40,000 for it's Graz plant?Considering your "gangbusters" quote, 40,000 sounds pretty miniscule.BTW: How was it wasting your weekend looking up all that informationin your last post? Of course, you would have only spent it looking atyour gay porn...so I guess it's a draw.PS: Am I the only one who has noticed that most of the PT drivers arewomen? PT Voyager...PSPS: If sales were so "gangbuster," why was production cut 22% lastyear in Austria? Perhaps it's because of the sluggish performance andabsurdly high price (at least for a Neon)...see it here:PSPSPS: Are you going to read us another fairy tale about the Aztectaking over China?
infiniti fx45 : 40,000 for western Europe in the second year of production is mighty fine, considering that their MAIN plant is selling every single one they can crank out in the good old USA. Besides, they don't want to put VW out of business quite yet! Nah, just not enough Europeans with the cash necessary to pony up and BUY one. Is that the BEST you can do? A story from Reuters that's almost a YEAR OLD? man, you are really weak when it comes to research! No wonder you drive a diesel!"Wasting my weekend"? HARDLY. 5 minutes of digging through old Automotive News piled up in the garage (thanks BTW, I knew I had to through some of those old mags out) to get you the numbers you asked for. I spent most of the weekend playing blackjack and getting the boat ready for the lake. So tell me, how do YOU pull your boat to the lake with a diesel VW? Oh wait.... you don't HAVE a boat, do you? BTW, you have me confused with your husband, who is the one into gay porn.
infiniti fx45 : Judging from the hundreds of PT cruisers on display at this (and last) years SEMA show, you're the "only one". Do you know how rediculous you sound with your Chrysler PT Uber Allesstatements?Look, you aren't going to agree with me and I'm not going to agreewith you. Ever...The PT Cruiser is a fad...not a long-term answer to the fact thatChrysler can't build family sedans that dominate the market. Thebland Camry and Accord are still the answer (unfortunately), and theStratus and Intrepid are slow sellers. If it wasn't for the rentalcar companies, these sedans would be in serious trouble.As for trucks...well, that keeps you dependent on foreign oil. Godbless Amerika.BTW: Just for shits and giggles, if you had $25,000 to blow on a cartoday, is the PT Cruiser really the best you could do with it? Forperformance and style? (Not a flame question, just wondering).About as ridiculous as you do with your "European cars are better" and "Europeans are smarter than Americans" routine, but then again, I don't think much of the PT Cruiser. I was just refuting your ridiculous statements and outright inaccuracies.
infiniti fx45 : The PT Cruiser was a concept developed specifically for the US market, where it is selling like crazy. The fact that Europeans were also screaming for it led Chrysler to ship over some parts and assemble it there. The fact that they're going to sell some 40,000 this year seems to negate your premise (but then, most of your premises seem to be Eurocentric). You don't get out much when you're here in the USA, do you? If you did, you'd realize we aren't Germany (thank god). We have a pretty LARGE country here, and tend to move things around in it. That requires things like large trucks that can tow boats, travel trailers, and horse trailers. You see, people in America tend to HAVE STUFF (unlike their European counterparts) and we like to drag it around when we go off to SEE our country.BTW, your "penis envy" is showing when you think about our $1.30 US a gallon availability of gasoline. I think we should keep importing as much oil as we can, as cheaply as we can, until the Arabs run out, all the while conserving our plentiful reserves. Unlike the Europeans, who TAX the living SHIT out of their citizens, in the USA, gas is still CHEAP! That's why we can afford to drive 3 ton SUV's that can haul
infiniti fx45 : Yes, it certainly is. Thanks, BTW, for helping to insure my wife's retirement income. Hope you got the HiD's and premium package (and hopefully, the NAV system, which is very cool).Sometimes you gotta go, where every Claven is insane!Where every Cliffy post spawns flamesYou gotta be where you can see, that Berman is still inaneYou gotta be where Cliffy is still insane!Well...I will say the average European is better educated. Most speakat least two languages (school requirement even in the lowest levels),have a greater understanding of algebraic math, and watch a hell of alot less television than American kids. (You get that kind of knowledge Chuckster by traveling the world oncein a while. Yes, it requires you leaving the trailer park. But tryit...)Very few Europeans are "screaming fo it." You have no clue aboutforeign markets, do you? You haven't been educated very well, haveyou? <Dad> Son, I don't know who he is, but he just crawled out of yourmother's bedroom window. <Dad> I don't know son. Now it's high time I drop you off at daycare,where strangers can better take care of you than I. Besides, I've gotto get my 60 hours in this week so I can lease a new SUV. I love youson.
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