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DaimlerChrysler Slams America in S. African Billboard
Car & Driver, Sept. 2006, pg. 29

Posted on 08/07/2006 8:21:59 PM PDT by erkyl

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To: dfwgator

Go, Trabi, Go!

LOL, those Trabants look like a bad copy of a Nash Metropolitan, designed to fit a golf cart chassis. I think they actually had a 2-cycle engine, too.


41 posted on 08/07/2006 8:46:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Spktyr
Did you see the car on that billboard?

Who the heck is gonna take that thing "into the bush"???

42 posted on 08/07/2006 8:49:00 PM PDT by Freedom_Isn't_Free (in fact, it isn't even cheap)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Homos don't buy Fords!

Don't know if they buy them or not. But it is not because Ford Motor Co. is not trying! The marketing to the homo market has been outrageous, disgusting, and completely in the face of the majority of Americans who see homosexuality as a perversion NOT to be encouraged or mainstreamed. Check out the boycottford website in the previous post, you will be shocked. We were planning to buy a Ford Taurus, then saw the website. Changed our mind and bought a different make this past June (not a Chrysler).

43 posted on 08/07/2006 8:50:10 PM PDT by PLK
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To: erkyl

GM should put up a BIG billboard right next to it, reminding buyers GM has absolutely no history of concentration camps.


44 posted on 08/07/2006 8:51:11 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: erkyl

Thanks for that post. Daimler-Chrysler is a disgrace.


45 posted on 08/07/2006 8:53:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PLK

So what?

What's more important? Sticking it to some homos (so to speak) or preserving America's fast-disappearing industrial base?

I'm pretty clear on that choice.

China is going to buy America, and with their *massive* and rapidly growing industry -- build the military hardware to insist we deliver on the sale. Do you want that?

WAKE UP.

Buy American!


46 posted on 08/07/2006 8:54:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Old_Mil
The Dr. Z ads are friendly and good-natured. They appeal to the segment of consumers they're designed to appeal to: soccer moms and other suburban family folk.

That segment apparently doesn't include you.

47 posted on 08/07/2006 8:57:05 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
BUY AMERICAN!

Absolutely! I buy nearly everything from an American store - - Wal-Mart.
My cars and trucks, however, are Japanese. Best value, hands down.

48 posted on 08/07/2006 8:58:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Wal-mart.

I quit. Go back to sleep.


49 posted on 08/07/2006 8:59:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: erkyl
outing the absence of any American influence in its Smart cars.

Precisely that,!
SMART cars have become a very heavy burden to DCX, sales have been very,very sluggish and it is dragging the Company down(because Europe mandates to manufacture low or "zero" emissions vehicle).

Sans American flair obviously the SMARTS have a hell of a time selling.

50 posted on 08/07/2006 8:59:40 PM PDT by danmar ("The two most common elements in the Universe is hydrogen and stupidity")
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To: JCEccles

Yes. The Dr. Z ads were designed to soften up the anal, strident, humorless German image that many Americans have, and those ads are excellent in my opinion.


51 posted on 08/07/2006 9:00:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: erkyl

What did they do with the other half of it or is that on another billboard at the side of this one?

If anyone buys one of these and decides to pay me a visit, please do NOT park it in my driveway or anywhere within shouting distance of my house. Park it far away, then call me and I'll come and pick you up.


52 posted on 08/07/2006 9:01:06 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (Spreading the truth - Doing the job the MSM won't do!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I do.

It's a Non-union made, built in Indiana...


Subaru
53 posted on 08/07/2006 9:03:02 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: PissAndVinegar

Subaru.

Japanese company. Profits go right to the same people who brought you the Zero.

(well, that was Mitsubishi)

You realize that's not an industrial base, yes? Foreign car plants are like renting an apartment.


54 posted on 08/07/2006 9:05:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Prince Charles
Does that mean the tailpipe leads into the vehicle?

And attaches to a convenient shower head nozzle located between the front seats.

55 posted on 08/07/2006 9:05:53 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Jeff Head

Why 4 doors??? Can't be anyone stupid enough to ride in the back seat...Well, maybe Germans...


56 posted on 08/07/2006 9:06:07 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: dfwgator
"Judging by the car, it must be "East" German engineering."

LOL!
57 posted on 08/07/2006 9:08:25 PM PDT by jdm (Eight days and still no Petronski)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Anyone remember the Opel?

I used to drive one...

58 posted on 08/07/2006 9:09:43 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Mini corvette. :)

That was the 'GT' model...

59 posted on 08/07/2006 9:10:38 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Prince Charles
Off-topic, but your post reminded me of the original Volkswagen Beetle. I owned one as a teenager, and there were still a bunch of them on the road when I became a firefighter. I believe that it was the most dangerous vehicle ever put on the American road in large numbers. The heater worked through the exhaust system, and after about five years, the piping rusted through, pumping pure carbon monoxide into the cab. The front seats were attached with very small bolts that broke loose in accidents. The only thing between the driver and the other car in a head on collision was the gas tank. The car would change lanes from the wind when passed by an eighteen wheeler. The battery was under the back seat, and after a few years, the rubber pad that protected the battery posts from contacting the rear springs would rub through. This caused quite a few fires. The fuel line ran very close to the air-cooled engine, and if not replaced every three years or so, the heat from the block would degrade the line, spraying fuel over the block. This invariably caused a fire, usually resulting in a total loss of the car.

Like I said, off topic, but your tailpipe quip brought back some old memories.

60 posted on 08/07/2006 9:13:57 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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