Originally Posted by Carscoop
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The US government puts a 25% tariff on light trucks imported into the United States. This tariff would make the truck too expensive and it would sell poorly and this is the reason why VW will not sell it here. Unless they start building the Amarok in Mexico then the US will never see this truck.
I actually find the single cab long bed version to be a refreshing return to smaller trucks. I would imagine, if this truck were any good, it would do very well here.
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Last edited by Turbio!; 05-05-2012 at 11:30 AM.
I paid $18,000 flat for my Tacoma, including all the dealer's stupid fees. So my point is that the Amarok would have to be a bit cheaper than that in order for me to consider an untested and unknown brand.
Also...this isn't intended to be insulting to anybody, but unless you're already a truck or SUV owner, I'd be extremely skeptical that, when push comes to shove, you actually need an Amarok enough to put your money where your mouth is. If you don't already need a truck (or SUV or crossover) and its utility enough to own one even as a secondary vehicle, are you really - really really really - going to buy a $35-40k one if it's sold here, just because it's got a diesel and a badge you like on the front end? Maybe a few of you would, but...
If VW's considering selling this here, the question they're asking is "how many Tacoma, F-150, Frontier, Ram, and Silverado customers can we win over," not "How many VW buyers would also buy this."
Last edited by Turbio!; 05-05-2012 at 11:46 AM.
So...I'd be astonished if you could obtain a diesel Amarok for any less than $33k. Now, I'd be willing to pay that, but I've bought $33k SUVs a couple of times.
Last edited by Turbio!; 05-05-2012 at 11:45 AM.
I know -why- they do it, but does anyone else find robots wearing those sleeve things a bit hilarious looking? Or do I just need to go to bed?
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