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are those all the cars going into production?

They are in production: south american market...i see them on the street everyday
 

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Why are they on the market their, But not here in the us?
 

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Why are they on the market their, But not here in the us?

Because there is a much, much larger market for small, modestly powered, modestly equipped vehicles in South America and Europe than there in the US. Many of VW's small foreign models would be widely seen as too underpowered and too crudely finished to be competitive in the US market. Also, it would be fairly difficult for VW to keep their smallest vehicles competitively priced - until they made any changes needed for US federalization and to bring available features and options up to US standards, in order to turn any profit they would probably end up pricing themselves out of contention.
 

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I see now.. Well I hope they come out with the concepts...
 

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The VW Gol is the red hatchback you see in those photos a ways down. That car was the best selling car in Brazil for a long time and it is everywhere in Brazil and Argentina. The pickup truck is called a Saviero and is based on the Gol as well.
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What is the vw gol? DO YOU MEAN THE GOLF?!?!
 

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Re: (1.8TRabbit)

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What is the vw gol? DO YOU MEAN THE GOLF?!?!

¿I don´t mean to be a smart ass, but what does the car say on it?
GOL - just like what they say in south america when you score in a soccer game...




Modified by lucaq at 11:04 AM 11-28-2004
 

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Re: (1.8TRabbit)

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What is the vw gol? DO YOU MEAN THE GOLF?!?!

No...the Gol is a completely different model in Brazil, it's not just a misspelling of Golf.
 

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Really? Thats weird.. Thanx for the info 03kpa.. Atleast some one is helpfull.. cough cough lucaq cough cough
 

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Really? Thats weird.. Thanx for the info 03kpa.. Atleast some one is helpfull.. cough cough lucaq cough cough

heeeey! I provided pictures...with just a small undertone of sarcasm
 

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Quote, originally posted by 03kpa »

Because there is a much, much larger market for small, modestly powered, modestly equipped vehicles in South America and Europe than there in the US. Many of VW's small foreign models would be widely seen as too underpowered and too crudely finished to be competitive in the US market. Also, it would be fairly difficult for VW to keep their smallest vehicles competitively priced - until they made any changes needed for US federalization and to bring available features and options up to US standards, in order to turn any profit they would probably end up pricing themselves out of contention.

Isn't it true that the VWs we don't see in the US are the ones out there competeing with the Japanese in other countries at that level?
OT sorry but is this the Sportback? What engine badge is that? Which red is that?


Modified by mt30V at 6:46 PM 11-30-2004


Modified by mt30V at 6:47 PM 11-30-2004
 

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I'm sorry, i don't have a high res version to refer to and see the badge is, i think it was 2.0 but i am not positive. sorry
 
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