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post #16 of 26
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But couldn't Porsche argue that as part owner of VW that they are like GM, and their cars actually straddle all segments and fuel standards? I mean, granted it's a technicality, but a viable one at that, no?

Jon.

I dunno, but along these lines, I've always wondered if these relationships were partly forged out of regulation side-stepping.
post #17 of 26
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I dunno, but along these lines, I've always wondered if these relationships were partly forged out of regulation side-stepping.

It's definitely a possibility, I mean parts and platform sharing are incentives enough for them to invest in other brands, but I'm sure someone realized that with the upcoming fuel restrictions that there would yet another way to make their investment for them.

Jon.
post #18 of 26
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german is such an ugly language.

Albeit intimidating.
post #19 of 26
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german is such an ugly language.

Actually, it's one of the most closely related languages to English. Not that I think English is a beautiful language either.

I'd love to know how to speak German. I love that accent, personally.

Here's one version of the Indo-European language tree.
post #20 of 26
the best part -when greenpeace's pink piggy car failed to start because of a dead battery, porsche mechanics fixed it and served the greenpeace morons coffee.
post #21 of 26
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How many Porsche Cayenne Turbo’s do they make a year? Shouldn’t Greenpeace protest FoCoMo and GM before Porsche? I mean they make a lot more gas-guzzling cars a year than Porsche does in a decade.

Jon.
Actually GM is probably one of the most environment friendly motor companies, outside of Toyota and Honda. Their cars, especially Chevrolet and Saturn, tend to be at the upper end of the scale regarding fuel usage. I'm not much of a GM fan, excluding the Corvette, but I do recognize what they've been doing as of lately. Remember they were one of the few companies to have an electric car in production (Saturn EV1), in addition they have numerous Hybrids, several automobiles that use alternative fuels (Flex Fuel), and fullsize SUV's capable of getting over 20 MPG, which is amazing when compared to Toyota's and Nissans Large trucks.
post #22 of 26
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Actually GM is probably one of the most environment friendly motor companies, outside of Toyota and Honda. Their cars, especially Chevrolet and Saturn, tend to be at the upper end of the scale regarding fuel usage. I'm not much of a GM fan, excluding the Corvette, but I do recognize what they've been doing as of lately. Remember they were one of the few companies to have an electric car in production (Saturn EV1), in addition they have numerous Hybrids, several automobiles that use alternative fuels (Flex Fuel), and fullsize SUV's capable of getting over 20 MPG, which is amazing when compared to Toyota's and Nissans Large trucks.

That's why they are fighting tooth and nail regarding the proposed changes to the CAFÉ standards because it would kill of their bread and butter massive, gas guzzling cars, because they are so keep on preserving the environment, right?

Toyota isn't that much better, Prius or no Prius, especially since they pander to American tastes like the whoring corporation that they are.

Jon.
post #23 of 26
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With the introduction of the Cayenne, Porsche is technically the world's fastest growing truck company, since they sell more Cayennes than anything else.

--Andre
post #24 of 26
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With the introduction of the Cayenne, Porsche is technically the world's fastest growing truck company, since they sell more Cayennes than anything else.

--Andre



Jon.
post #25 of 26
gotta love porsche.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
That's why they are fighting tooth and nail regarding the proposed changes to the CAFÉ standards because it would kill of their bread and butter massive, gas guzzling cars, because they are so keep on preserving the environment, right?

Toyota isn't that much better, Prius or no Prius, especially since they pander to American tastes like the whoring corporation that they are.

Jon.
I know GM was talking about suspending their RWD large displacement automobiles due to the CAFE standards, however when comparing to the majority of the other auto makers, they've atleast demonstrated that they are capable of being environmentally resposible.

I agree with you completely on Toyota, there has been this misconception about the American automakers designing nothing but gas guzzling trucks and large SUV's, whereas Toyota has more SUV's in their line up than Chevrolet, in which two are large trucks (Sequoia and Landcrusier) with horrendous fuel consumption.
Toyota's saving grace is the Prius, in which they religously flaunt the fact that it gets more miles per gallon than any other car on the market.

Chrysler and Ford still need to continue working on their fuel consumption standards....I'll atleast give Ford benefit of the doubt, considering they do have 1 hybrid in their line-up, however there is still improvement to be made.
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