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Poor traction for Volkswagen in the U.S.

  • Volkswagen (VLKAY) hears sharp criticism from works council chief Bernd Osterloh over its poor performance in the U.S.
  • The labor rep calls the U.S. a case for disaster after the automaker let rivals steal market share.
  • The automaker has missed opportunities in SUVs and trucks while struggling to make a profit.
Comments (4)
  • wyostocks
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    Gotta love it when the unions call out management for lousy marketing.
    22 Jan, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Hopefully they've improved the quality and reliability. The VW Jetta at the turn of the century had lots of basic issues like electrical problems and faulty window regulators and bumpers that would get ripped off by parking blocks.


    More recently, the jetta was watered down and cheapened to compete with the likes of the civic
    22 Jan, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • lucido3400
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    Quality minded Germans love high quality low consumption cars which last for 20 years. Its a problem to produce for the US only some fuel guzzling SUV and Trucks. But be sure they will jumpstart great new models for the USA. They should call them people cars. PC instead of VW.
    22 Jan, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • DUP
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    My last Jetta Vr6 GLX only went 316,000 great fun miles, now a GTi even more better
    22 Jan, 11:49 PM Reply Like
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