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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:41 pm    Post subject: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

I think Volkswagen released this story two days ahead of April 1- April Fool's Day.

https://www.engadget.com/volkswagen-voltswagen-rebranding-190713047.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

I think they may be serious. They are trying everything to rehabilitate their image these days.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Can't decide whether the name's good or bad, but I sure like the look of the vehicle:

https://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/106289277-15...&h=354
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

I'm sure they have copywritten "Voltswagen" to be used for marketing purposes. Maybe they plan to do a special Voltswagen Edition Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

They can do whatever they want, I am done with buying their products. Since the demise of their high speed fuel efficient diesel they have not produced anything that would attract my attention that a dozen or more other car manufacturers are not already way ahead of them on.

They have lost their innovative edge and are vainly trying to catch up with a bit of marketing flash.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

I was told...... that the VW diesels were/are still MUCH cleaner than the US diesel pickups and that this was mostly political and anti-competitve, like the "chicken tax" on trucks.
Of course that could be social media BS.

Voltswagen could be a pre-april-fool stunt.
That has already produced massive advertising benefits.

Now you can produce false advertising several days before April fools day and nobody cares, its even embraced.
This does not bode well for our national intelligence.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Since VW hasn't supported the aircooled community in years... I could care less what they do.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Just read this.....

Stupid.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

unfortunately not an april fools thing
https://media.vw.com/en-us/releases/1499#images
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Good for them! In business, doing anything to get the marketplace talking about you, is a win, regardless if it becomes concrete.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Will they loose the copyright for the Volkswagen brand?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Maybe it was a joke after all?

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/volkswagen-apparently-played-us-and-everyone-else/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Is VW really the company to be joking about telling the truth these days?

FU, VWOA, whichever way you spell it out.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

And the idea that a lie can be justified as being so foolish on the face of it to not be believed won't work for VW any better than it will for certain ex-lawyers of certain politicians. From the link:

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Typically, OEMs insert some sort of language as a tell when they write up a fake release, unless the gag is so absurd as to be obvious. The telling language is usually a subtle way of saying “we’re just joking” to any journalist who hasn’t yet had enough caffeine to process a prank.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
FU, VWOA, whichever way you spell it out.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
They can do whatever they want, I am done with buying their products. Since the demise of their high speed fuel efficient diesel they have not produced anything that would attract my attention that a dozen or more other car manufacturers are not already way ahead of them on.

They have lost their innovative edge and are vainly trying to catch up with a bit of marketing flash.


agreed Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Since VW hasn't supported the aircooled community in years... I could care less what they do.


Agreed..

BUT, electric vehicles are air cooled....

and they did have that electric chassis for late 70's convertible not long ago...

Doubt I'd buy any new cars from them in a while or ever..but I'll go test drive a few.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Well it's pretty shocking either way... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes

Last new Vw I bought was an ‘87 Fox wagon. Weak assed plasticky piece of shit! Traded it within a year. Never looked back. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:46 pm    Post subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America?? Reply with quote

It looks like it was a badly timed april fool's joke
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-name...BM2YJ?il=0
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