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    Thread: 2011 VW Amarok for sale in the US of A, $40000.00

    1. 11-12-2011 03:05 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      I would honestly buy one, if it all checked out! Saw a bunch while in europe and honestly loved the sporty and tough design of them. I wouldn't spent 40K but could justify 35K for a well optioned one. The small truck market needs more options to shake things up a bit. There are not really that many offering a smaller truck in a world saturated with SUVs and CUVs
      Well they say it's the biggest selling truck in Europe, but personally, I think they're both nice looking vehicles, but I prefer the Amarok styling better. But if it came down to price, I'd go maybe 32-35K tops for the Navara V6. Lets just hope if the Amarok does hit NA, and is successful, others WILL follow.

    2. 11-15-2011 05:23 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Sportster View Post
      I agree 2014 is a very long wait. I could use a new vehicle for this fall.

      I took a look over at the UK VW website and their spec show:
      163hp and 295 lbs tq.
      City 29.1mpg(9.7 L/100km) - Hwy 40.4mpg (7 L/100km) - Combined 35.8mpg (7.9L/ 100km)
      towing 6160lbs (2800kg)
      Doing some math it seems the truck bed is about 6.5 feet long.

      This is exactly what I need! I don't want to go buy another Caravan!


      http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/ama...pecifications/
      According to the websight thats 40 mpg hwy with 4 doors and 4X4! A single cab 2 wheel drive should do even better.

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      11-15-2011 06:34 PM #153
      i want an amarok, but i want an svt raptor even more.

    4. 11-18-2011 08:56 AM #154
      Has VW ever made an official announcement about Amarok coming to U.S. yet?

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      11-18-2011 09:10 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by mdp View Post
      Has VW ever made an official announcement about Amarok coming to U.S. yet?
      If there had been, you'd have seen it here.
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    6. 12-21-2011 06:46 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by disccooker View Post








      Update: about 2000 trucks
      Did you ever notice what happened to these Amaroks? How long did they stay there?

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      12-21-2011 07:08 PM #157
      So VW has this hour long advertorial on tv here called the Rok adventure.


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      12-22-2011 06:29 AM #158
      We got one for development over in our UK office no only am I jealous of the truck itself but the twin turbo on the 2.0 CR TDI.. need that in my JSW!

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      12-22-2011 07:06 AM #159
      Everyone is stuck on $40k figure from OP. It's an add from some site, not VW pricing.
      I'm sure they are not dumb enough to price so high, nor dumb enough to think they will take over the truck market. There is enough of market for small trucks in US. People who want a bed and some tow capacity that don't want. A big.
      ass truck.
      I would deff look into one if they ever become available.
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      12-22-2011 08:55 AM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by dl_sledding View Post
      Ummm... wow. IT'S A FREAKIN DIESEL! 295 foot pounds of torque out of a 2 litre engine??!! Holy crap, let's see any of the "domestic" (note - tongue in cheek using that term) automakers do that!

      But it's really not worth getting into arguments with people like that... They do stupid way better than I do!
      Explorer Ecoboost does 270 ft-lbs with 87 octane. AND "EPA is good"
      ENGINE 2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo DOHC 4-valve I-4

      I don't get the diesel love, yea 40mpg, but $.80 a gallon more.

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      12-22-2011 10:06 AM #161
      When we were in Southern Africa last month, we saw quite a few of these trucks roaming around. These trucks make a lot of sense over there--there's a ton of Toyota Hiluxes driven for both work and personal usage, not to mention a fair number of Hyundai H100/Kia K2700s as well that are for work duty. VW needed a real truck to get into those markets, to get market share back from Toyota and get the jump on the Koreans, who will inevitably have to develop a similarly-sized pick up of their own. In places like Namibia, where German is more or less the second language, I could see this being huge, especially among the commercial fleets that rent pick-ups to predominantly German tourists.

      I'm sure the same holds true for Brazil.

      In the US, it's a tough sell. Truck buyers are immensely loyal, and the idea they'll switch from Chevrolet or Toyota to VW is hard to believe. Furthermore, the market for this size of pick-ups is small, and isn't necessarily showing growth. GM is taking a real risk bringing the new Colorado here. I can't see the profit-driven VWoA making the same gamble.

    12. 12-22-2011 11:11 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      Everyone is stuck on $40k figure from OP. It's an add from some site, not VW pricing.
      I'm sure they are not dumb enough to price so high, nor dumb enough to think they will take over the truck market. There is enough of market for small trucks in US. People who want a bed and some tow capacity that don't want. A big.
      ass truck.
      I would deff look into one if they ever become available.
      As much as I would like to have one, it would be difficult for me to justify more than 30K for one. They keep it in the 25-27K area it will sell like hotcakes.
      Last edited by mdp; 12-22-2011 at 11:16 AM.

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      12-22-2011 11:54 AM #163
      I would buy one yesterday if they were available. I've come close to pulling the trigger on a beater pickup several times because I hate borrowing or renting a truck when i need one. A new Amarok tdi could be my next daily driver. Something I couldn't say about any other current new pickup offering.

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      12-22-2011 12:13 PM #164
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      12-22-2011 01:10 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Furthermore, the market for this size of pick-ups is small, and isn't necessarily showing growth. GM is taking a real risk bringing the new Colorado here. I can't see the profit-driven VWoA making the same gamble.
      I totally disagree. I think most people want or THINK they need an F150 but COULD get by perfectly well with a smaller alternative.

      People just need to be convinced that a high MPG truck with a VW interior, excellent road manners, and a real payload capacity makes sense.

      I think the subset of half ton owners that couldn't have their needs met by the Amarok is less than 50%, which makes it a huge market.

      Until now though, I don't think VW's marketing is good at anything but marketing to people who are already in the VW demographic. Marketing a new demographic will be a whole different challenge.

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      12-22-2011 02:48 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      I totally disagree. I think most people want or THINK they need an F150 but COULD get by perfectly well with a smaller alternative.

      People just need to be convinced that a high MPG truck with a VW interior, excellent road manners, and a real payload capacity makes sense.

      I think the subset of half ton owners that couldn't have their needs met by the Amarok is less than 50%, which makes it a huge market.

      Until now though, I don't think VW's marketing is good at anything but marketing to people who are already in the VW demographic. Marketing a new demographic will be a whole different challenge.
      You left out the other important factor, cost. Why would someone buy a smaller truck when you can get the big one for close to the same money? Compare the Ranger XLT to the F-150 XLT. The F-150 is a lot bigger, gets better mileage has tons more capabilities and only costs a little bit more money. Most buyers end up going with the bigger truck since it is a better value which means they buy the F-150/Ram/Silverado. Ford and Dodge both saw this and stopped the Ranger and Dakota. Why would a truck with a VW badge on the front not suffer a similar fate?

    17. 12-25-2011 02:27 AM #167
      On Loveland pass in Colorado - are these available now?

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      12-25-2011 07:25 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by mike_A3 View Post
      Explorer Ecoboost does 270 ft-lbs with 87 octane. AND "EPA is good"
      ENGINE 2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo DOHC 4-valve I-4

      I don't get the diesel love, yea 40mpg, but $.80 a gallon more.
      Your Explorer is American crap!
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      The rest are caused by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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      12-25-2011 08:06 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by Thinger View Post
      On Loveland pass in Colorado - are these available now?
      Of course not. Probably one brought up from Mexico or for manufacturer evaluation, not for sale.

      I´ve seen a few here in Brazil. Big. Odd proportions. Sort of cool, though.
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      12-25-2011 08:08 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      I would honestly buy one, if it all checked out! Saw a bunch while in europe and honestly loved the sporty and tough design of them. I wouldn't spent 40K but could justify 35K for a well optioned one. The small truck market needs more options to shake things up a bit. There are not really that many offering a smaller truck in a world saturated with SUVs and CUVs
      And why do you think that is? I´d drive one in a heartbeat, but don´t for a second think you´re not in the total minority.
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      12-25-2011 08:37 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      I totally disagree. I think most people want or THINK they need an F150 but COULD get by perfectly well with a smaller alternative.

      People just need to be convinced that a high MPG truck with a VW interior, excellent road manners, and a real payload capacity makes sense.

      I think the subset of half ton owners that couldn't have their needs met by the Amarok is less than 50%, which makes it a huge market.

      Until now though, I don't think VW's marketing is good at anything but marketing to people who are already in the VW demographic. Marketing a new demographic will be a whole different challenge.
      I agree with this if for no other reason than mileage. There's a huge gap in that metric in the us. The problem with small trucks is that not only can they cost similar money as a full size truck but they get similar gas mileage as well. If vw can price the amarok agressively with the small diesel i think it could do ok.

      But i think swallow has a good point about loyalty which i believe is demonstrated by poor sales of the ridgeline which is marketed as a car-like equivalent to the standard truck. And if honda isn't selling a ton of these can vw? I know people are really taking notice of Vw because of the jetta and passat but it's questionable if the amarok would have a similar appeal to buyers in the us.

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      12-25-2011 09:57 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Joe View Post
      You left out the other important factor, cost. Why would someone buy a smaller truck when you can get the big one for close to the same money? Compare the Ranger XLT to the F-150 XLT. The F-150 is a lot bigger, gets better mileage has tons more capabilities and only costs a little bit more money. Most buyers end up going with the bigger truck since it is a better value which means they buy the F-150/Ram/Silverado. Ford and Dodge both saw this and stopped the Ranger and Dakota. Why would a truck with a VW badge on the front not suffer a similar fate?
      Because the Ranger and Dakota are completely half assed hand-me-down products and the Amarok isn't.

      A smaller truck will drive better, be more efficient, and easier to handle on and off road.

      The Amarok offers better payload, far better fuel consumption, better off-road capability, and better road manners than any half ton quad cab. If you don't need the larger bed or greater than 10,000 lbs tow capacity of the full sized half tons, the Amarok is better in most respects.

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      12-25-2011 10:05 AM #173
      I don't know why you guys want a Volkswagen pickup truck so badly.
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      12-25-2011 10:18 AM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      I don't know why you guys want a Volkswagen pickup truck so badly.
      I want a 30 mpg truck with a good 4x4 system and decent payload/tow capacity and legit off-road capability (ie factory locking differentials).

      6-speed manual is a nice bonus.

      If Toyota brought a HiLux here or Chevy the new global Colorado, I'd be OK with that too. The VW just happens to be the best of the bunch at the moment.

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      12-25-2011 11:13 AM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      $40,000 for that?

      Sorry, but for that money I'm buying a 2009 of this.

      thats a normal price for a vw over here in europe..


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