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    1. A mainstream brand that can sell cars in all...

      A mainstream brand that can sell cars in all sizes and price range. Like it is supposed to be. The semi-premium positioning is not sustainable in the long run and Buick needs to quickly gain volume...
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      You don't get to enter the commercial market as a...

      You don't get to enter the commercial market as a "premium alternative" to anything, unless you just want to get killed for the fun of it. Ford sells 5,000 Transit Connect a month so it is obviously...
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      I noticed that too... Tacoma mysteriously...

      I noticed that too... Tacoma mysteriously replaced by Jeep Compass. I guess Toyota left a bag of flaming dog poop on mutch's front porch or something...
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      I assume this means VW had to make peace with the...

      I assume this means VW had to make peace with the German unions on losing another volume export vehicle to Mexico/US?

      Otherwise, I can't think of any other reason. Any MQB compact or midsize CUV...
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      The van makes sense in long term planning... as a...

      The van makes sense in long term planning... as a backup plan to take advantage of MQB manufacturing capacity in North America. But that also implies VW doesn't think it will be able to sell enough...
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      The chassis was pretty much the same, just the...

      The chassis was pretty much the same, just the tophat is different.

      B7 Passat and NMS Passat is the same car under the skin. They are both facelift version of B6 Passat. Just one was more...
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      The first rule of forgotten gem club is your...

      The first rule of forgotten gem club is your don't talk about forgotten gem club... :D

      The second rule of forgotten gem club is there is no rule. Use the rating scale however you want... :heart:
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      Mk6 Jetta platform (PQ35) and NMS Passat platform...

      Mk6 Jetta platform (PQ35) and NMS Passat platform (PQ46) are both engineered for AWD. VW made all kinds of AWD variants of different models. So it wasn't an engineering problem.

      But I agree with...
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      Mitsubishi wanted to enter the US market so it...

      Mitsubishi wanted to enter the US market so it did the deal with Chrysler to buy its overseas assets (mainly Chrysler Australia, but there were a few others), and in return, Chrysler would sell...
    10. Most of the JDM Nissan are cheap and plasticky...

      Most of the JDM Nissan are cheap and plasticky just like here: http://www.nissan.co.jp/CARLINEUP/?rstid=20140314rst000000115
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      tl;dr version: VW is too slow to add CUVs to its...

      tl;dr version: VW is too slow to add CUVs to its product portfolio, which is the only part of the market that is growing. Too much talking, too little doing.
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      We now have an official rating scale, thanks to...

      We now have an official rating scale, thanks to McBanagon. You can go back and rate your favorite gems :peace:

      http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/utbj9yzqffgbky4yqy0q.png...
    13. Yes, 100% sure McKenna Audi is in Norwalk....

      Yes, 100% sure

      McKenna Audi is in Norwalk. They had been in there in their own building since the late 1990s when they separated from McKenna Porsche.

      McKenna VW is in Cerritos.
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      The number of bicyclists he tried the run over or...

      The number of bicyclists he tried the run over or forced off the road
    15. They edited the article basically saying that "we...

      They edited the article basically saying that "we derp'd and people told us that we got trolled by our source at Ford".

      :laugh:
    16. 762 just means the car is pre-configured with...

      762 just means the car is pre-configured with popular options (e.g. bluetooth phone prep, Bose, Carerra wheels, navigation etc), in another word, the rest of the options listed. My brother bought his...
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      Friday afternoon is the best time to read TCL ...

      Friday afternoon is the best time to read TCL

      We need a forgotten gem scale
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      Have you checked out the price for Countryman?...

      Have you checked out the price for Countryman? Cooper S All4 with some options can top $35k...

      You can get a Buick Encore to $30k and Juke NISMO AWD is over $30k too.

      The profit margin on...
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      I'm waiting for the $17k Maserati hatchback :D

      I'm waiting for the $17k Maserati hatchback :D
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      10 miles in LA might as well be on Mars.

      10 miles in LA might as well be on Mars.
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