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    Thread: Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition - OEM BLING!

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      01-26-2011 12:03 PM #1
      Looking for all the world like a horrible dealer "special edition" gold package gone wrong, we're not even sure where to start with this. Yes, we realize that this vehicle has been specifically designed for the Middle Eastern market and the demands of that market are a little "different". But this definitely tops the list of things we didn't expect to see from VW. What's next VW? A Louis Vuitton Edition? Flava Flav Edition?

      Huggy Bear would be proud...

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      01-26-2011 12:06 PM #2
      omg...

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      01-26-2011 12:16 PM #3
      Its said "huggy bear" in the article.

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      01-26-2011 12:20 PM #5
      The 'Cash 4 Gold' guys wouldn't know what the hell to do with this one.

      So do they have Master P doing their Middle Eastern market research?

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      Thought this was an April Fool's joke until I looked up at my calender...

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      01-26-2011 12:23 PM #7
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      01-26-2011 12:37 PM #10
      Just needs some stick on side vents from pepboys and this will be one gangsta whip.

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      01-26-2011 12:51 PM #12
      For Abu Dhabi and Oakland, Ca markets.


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      01-26-2011 01:00 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by imdstig View Post
      For Abu Dhabi and Oakland, Ca markets.
      I think that's ALL urban markets...especially Detoilet and a couple of the near by surburbs. Golden bling is a common thing in the areas I'm thinkin of at the moment...
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      01-26-2011 01:07 PM #15
      Love it!

      Too bad the parts aren't listed in ETKA. I bet we'd sell a ton of them...

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      01-26-2011 02:00 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by OEMplus.com View Post
      Love it!

      Too bad the parts aren't listed in ETKA. I bet we'd sell a ton of them...
      I did the same thing in ETKA when I saw it was a specific market special edition. Still none the less...



      P.S. Just showed the pictures to my boss. He liked it....
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      01-26-2011 02:38 PM #17
      WHAT THE CUSS!! what in the world is wrong with VW. Who the hell wants to be caught dead driving this thing? God Almighty this is Aweful!

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      01-26-2011 02:54 PM #18
      I'd hit it in black.

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      01-26-2011 03:03 PM #19
      This will probably be popular in dubai
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      01-26-2011 03:08 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by fflis View Post
      This will probably be popular in dubai

      WHAT THE CUSS!! what in the world is wrong with VW. Who the hell wants to be caught dead driving this thing? God Almighty this is Aweful!
      Are you guys reading the article?
      Says that the car is being specifically marketed towards the "middle east" segment.

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      01-26-2011 03:35 PM #21
      Well, I'm a firm believer in "to each their own"...with that said, I'll stick with chrome!

      I'll also stick with the Euro version of the "new Passat" vs. the US version. So, again, "to each their own!"

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      01-26-2011 04:29 PM #23
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      01-26-2011 04:32 PM #24
      I wonder what market VW is try to corner now.
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      01-26-2011 06:30 PM #25
      It seems these days that VWoA is on some pretty strong stuff these days...

      wtb: Pingauzer, Land Rover Defender, an International, or something equally wantonly ridiculous and unnecessarily large to DD

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      01-26-2011 06:50 PM #26
      The joke is almost entirely on the idiot buyers of this one, I'm sure. Volkswagen probably has wildly excessive mark-up on this one, knowing that there's a large market with absolutely no taste out there. That country repeatedly proves that no amount of money can buy taste.

      The interior looks like a Navigator threw up in it.
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    26. 01-26-2011 07:07 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautBrenner View Post
      It seems these days that VWoA is on some pretty strong stuff these days...
      That's a stretch; pretty sure VWoA had nothing to do with a "vehicle has been specifically designed for the Middle Eastern market".

      They don't even do the Canadian stuff.

    27. 01-26-2011 07:40 PM #28
      Ha! Shades of a 1990s Camry with gold trim.

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      01-26-2011 07:55 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by autoxdriver View Post
      That's a stretch; pretty sure VWoA had nothing to do with a "vehicle has been specifically designed for the Middle Eastern market".

      They don't even do the Canadian stuff.
      While they might sayyy its designed for Dubai or Abu Dhabi, Im sure its only a matter of time before we'll see a few filled to the brim with college girls in Long Island, Tahoe, or the Hamptons someday soon.
      wtb: Pingauzer, Land Rover Defender, an International, or something equally wantonly ridiculous and unnecessarily large to DD

    29. 01-26-2011 08:06 PM #30
      (Checks Calendar.... yup, it's not April yet)
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      01-26-2011 09:49 PM #33
      I want the gold! Gimmie the gold! Leprechaun Edition Touareg!

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      01-26-2011 09:54 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by AudiVwMeister View Post
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      Thank you for that. Best VW spots ever.

      BTW the gold Touareg made the throw up in my mouth a little.

    34. 01-27-2011 09:07 PM #35
      I hate it. I think I might like the wheels if they weren't Gaudy-Gold...

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