Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
Sorry for checking in late to this topic...but, irrespective of what the consensus on styling is, I believe this li'l gem already has three strikes against it.
First strike is the affiliation with VW, which by all analysis, can't really seem to get a handle on build quality and service with their regular vehicle line-ups.
Second and third strikes (you're out!) is that some preliminary design decisions and the major distribution and marketing efforts will be lead by non other than the "famous" Malcolm Bricklin hisself.
If, in fact, this is the product he has been promoting on several car-oriented talk shows recently, I can easily conjur up a repeat of the Bricklin, Yugo and Fiat marketing disasters of past. Malcolm occassionally recieves accolades from various masters of the motordom press, but I see more snake-oil salesmanship than most, I guess. Regards...jack
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3565 times:
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Just like everything else, expect a lot of low-priced cars from China to sell throughout the world in the upcoming years. I remember when Hyundai started to sell their cars in the US market in the 1980's. At first a questionable but cheap set of wheels. Now selling like mad and they even built a plant in the US recently. Remember back in the day when everyone thought Toyota and Honda were a joke? Well who has the last laugh?