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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post
Bad idea for Porsche. Would cause their resale values to plummet eventually. They would also have some clientele defect to other brands. Good for BMW, though

As others have noted. VW and Porsche have had a parts and car sharing relationship for... well, forever. The formal merger of the companies won't do anything other than give Porsche even more control of the relationship and cement their control over the rest of the brands in the Volkswagen, err, Porsche Auto Group
post #17 of 19
As long as they maintain distance between the 2 brands, and don't end up sharing the same dealership with both Porsche and VW sold under the same roof by the same sales people. That said, cheapening of the brand is real. Isn't it what happened to Mercedes once they started peddling the low priced C-class...or the Jag with their Ford Contour based X- type? Parts sharing may be universal and real....yet the brand identity separation is a tricky business. Lexus managed to pull it off flawlessly
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post
As long as they maintain distance between the 2 brands, and don't end up sharing the same dealership with both Porsche and VW sold under the same roof by the same sales people. ....yet the brand identity separation is a tricky business. Lexus managed to pull it off flawlessly
I agree, keeping the brands separate is essential IMO.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by life_interrupts View Post
It was the same family that started both. Audi, too. This is just cousins reconciling.

VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti and now Porsche.
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