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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-01-06 13:18
Subject: Sometimes the tail wags the dog
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The takeover will see Porsche, a family-owned manufacturer of about 100,000 luxury cars a year, own the world's third-largest carmaker, which makes five million vehicles a year.

Does this mean that Audi owners will stop wincing when people say 'But it's really a VW' and start replying 'Actually, it's really a Porsche'?
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2009-01-06 10:26 (UTC)
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Audi owns Lambourghini, right?

So Porsche will own VW which owns Audi which owns Lambourghini? And Porsche will also own Skoda?

I think my head hurts ...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-01-06 10:33 (UTC)
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Yes.

One interesting point is that Porsche are being required to make an offer for Scania trucks. But since they don't want to be associated with anything quite that industrial, they're making the minimum permitted bid.

(Those Lamborghini tractors? Shhh!)
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2009-01-06 10:30 (UTC)
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A Porsche is merely a VW on anabolic steroids.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-01-06 10:35 (UTC)
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Oh come on, there's a world of difference between a Beetle and a Porsche 911!

(I'll tell you what it is when I finally find out.)
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2009-01-06 10:58 (UTC)
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The Beetle has not (yet) had an elephant sit on it to flatten it out?
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Erik V. Olson
User: erikvolson
Date: 2009-01-06 11:16 (UTC)
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The transmission lasts longer on a Beetle.
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Erik V. Olson
User: erikvolson
Date: 2009-01-06 11:16 (UTC)
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And then, GM bought VW, and they all ran away screaming.

I know a number of people who still refer to a 911 as a Beetle.
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Erik V. Olson
User: erikvolson
Date: 2009-01-06 11:17 (UTC)
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Must read thread before posting.
Must read thread before posting.
Must read thread before posting.
Must read thread before posting.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-01-06 11:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, well, perhaps Porsche will sell the VW name while retaining the assets? Like when VW bought the Rolls Royce assets, but BMW got the Rolls Royce name.
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