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Old March 28th, 2020, 15:28   #16
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There aren't really any US sold cars left. Mustang, Mailbu, Sonic, Charger, Pacifica, Challenger, Camaro and Corvette. Maybe a couple others, but mostly SUVs, CUVs, and trucks. Europeans buy CUVs, but not many SUVs or trucks.
I would never buy a new North American vehicle and put its life span through Germany's Autobhan reason being?... it won't hold up reliably. there sloppy put together & cheaply built wise & will break vs owning a German built vehicle built to drive high speeds reliably on the Autobhan all day long like this one. lol
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Old March 28th, 2020, 18:50   #17
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Any new car or well maintained car should be able to do this with no issues. What is interesting is that German law/regulations require the vehicles to be maintained properly. In the US some aren't even required to be safety inspected.
here is that way. ive drove some rotted vehicles. had to disable breaks because of rotted lines till i got paid. Also why i have so many stinkin tools. lol. This is the first nice vehicle ive had. and only rust free one.
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I would never buy a new North American vehicle and put its life span through Germany's Autobhan reason being?... it won't hold up reliably. there sloppy put together & cheaply built wise & will break vs owning a German built vehicle built to drive high speeds reliably on the Autobhan all day long like this one. lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTE-5Zvh1mE
Not much market for a $65k+ car as a VW. Guess that is why it didn't make it here. If you can't sell it it doesn't really matter how good it is. Plenty of well made high dollar cars have met this same fate. A vette costs about this much and would have no issues running the autobahn. If you compare it to cars in its price range I think there are cars out there that would easily do this.
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here is that way. ive drove some rotted vehicles. had to disable breaks because of rotted lines till i got paid. Also why i have so many stinkin tools. lol. This is the first nice vehicle ive had. and only rust free one.
Well your rotten broke down vehicle isn't really in the discussion here. It shouldn't be on any roads, much less the interstate or autobahn.
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Not much market for a $65k+ car as a VW. Guess that is why it didn't make it here. If you can't sell it it doesn't really matter how good it is. Plenty of well made high dollar cars have met this same fate. A vette costs about this much and would have no issues running the autobahn. If you compare it to cars in its price range I think there are cars out there that would easily do this.
That Phaeton sort of looks like an oversized Passat if you ask me.? the look ain't worth that kind of money for it. much better looking & beefier Performance vehicles out there for that kind of money.
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The Phaeton was an amazing car. Think Bentley Continental in a VW body. Interior finishes were better than just about anything short of a Rolls. And in Europe it was available with the same V10 TDI that was in the touareg. Top speed was 168 MPH. But people just wouldn't pay $80+K for a VW.
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maybe so... but at the end of it all. its still badged as a VW not worth the $$ in my opinion
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Yours and a lot of other people, especially in the US. Sales numbers were very low.
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What's also interesting about German built vehicles? from what I have gathered is the fact that. not only are they solid structural tanks body wise & built with the Autobhan in mind as far as Speed is concerned. but also that there well engineerd & built well enough to run for hours at a time at high speed on the Germany's Autobhan with out breaking anything." try doing that with a Japanese or North American vehicle. lol
What are you talking about? I was in Germany last month and had a brand new Mazda 6 gasser and I was driving 170-180 km/h on average... I had spurts of well over 200 and the only reason I didn't go that fast for longer stretches is because the fuel consumption was just atrocious, and gas in Germany was 2.40 cents per liter Canadian (that's 6.50 us/gallon) and my money doesn't grow on trees.

Unless it was a limited section with a speed limit, or the speed was restricted because of weather (yes the Germans have variable speed limits depending on weather), I was driving as fast as possible, for hours on end and the car had no problem. I had winter tires too which where V rated (speeds up to 240km/h), so it was a none issue

It doesn't matter where the car is made, if it's a properly maintained car running at high speeds shouldn't cause any issues

FWIW, here's a video of the beloved mk4 which apparently blew a connecting rod bushing after cruising at high speeds on the autobahn for 10 hours... (based on the posters comments)

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