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Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK) saw its sales plunge in France by 23.9% for January as demand in the...

Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK) saw its sales plunge in France by 23.9% for January as demand in the nation dropped off 15%. Other notable laggards included General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), with sales down 21.2% and 35.3% respectively as the American automakers peel back capacity in Europe.
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  • Tdot
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    When the chips are down and times get tough, nationalism takes over. Folks see these "cursed foreign brands" as a threat to their livelihood and national pride, even among the United European States.

     

    Also the foreign brands seem to be avoiding adding on huge incentives meant to attract reluctant customers, who can wait another 6 or 8 months on that new car.

     

    Sometimes you have to hunker down in the basement and wait out the storm.
    1 Feb 2013, 07:15 AM Reply Like
  • CEDUP
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    All them incentives destroys the value of the cars. GM and Ford and Chrysler love to add on incentives, and all three are turds in the car business. GM, is one big wasted incentive! Why is GM still around? Isn't VW's Bugatti FRENCH?
    1 Feb 2013, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • Arthur Fisher
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    Feeeeelinggs... Oh we have feeelings...
    1 Feb 2013, 07:30 AM Reply Like
  • moran
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    Well CEDUP....it seems you have one follower, hmmmmm.

     

    Go F....long long long.
    1 Feb 2013, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • mehauck1
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    How's that socialism thing working out for you France!?
    1 Feb 2013, 07:15 AM Reply Like
  • 508229
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    I'll have to get back to you about that after my nine-week holiday. Until then, have a nice time at the factory.
    1 Feb 2013, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    how's that quoting of a failed political and media bimbolina working for ya? maintaining our credibility as au courrant, are we?

     

    she had the same accent as the sherrif from fargo, but not as smart. she was elected governor of alaska because people thought she was frances mcdormand.

     

    europe's love of scooters wasn't a love of bugs in the teeth. it was because europeans' standard of living made cars expensive for many.

     

    cutting jobs and social transfers etc etc means fewer people have money to buy things.
    1 Feb 2013, 08:54 AM Reply Like
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