The luxury automobile market in China could take a minor hit with a new regulation banning...


The luxury automobile market in China could take a minor hit with a new regulation banning military license plates from high-end sellers including Lincoln (F), Cadillac (GM), Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF.PK), and Porsche ((POAHY.PK). Though official numbers are hard to come by, the practice of high-ranking officers driving luxury vehicles is common.

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  • doc tari
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    And the reason? do you even know?
    29 Apr 2013, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • Raymondalpha
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    The reason is obvious. Would you trust a military officer, who swore to protect the United States with his life, driving a foreign vehicle, instead of a American made vehicle? I would not! He may have sworn to give his life, but not his money?

     

    I don't even trust the politicians who drive imports!
    29 Apr 2013, 09:03 AM Reply Like
  • MrMatt
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    It's actually a PR stunt, China wants to promote Chinese brands as luxury goods.

     

    "American made", you mean like a Honda built in Ohio instead of a Chevy built in Mexico, right?
    China has several "foreign" manufacturing plants, realistically they are almost all global vehicles.

     

    I like is F being mentioned with those other brands, which at least here have much greater cachet.
    29 Apr 2013, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • hep1017
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    I'm not sure if I lived in China I'd trust any military officer for any reason!
    29 Apr 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • Engineer&Far
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    Mao Tse Tung drove nothing but Buicks. So, I noticed that Buicks aren't on the list....advantage GM. He still has a huge influence on the Chinese people ... per a Chinese neighbor who grew up under Mao. Mao cachet.
    29 Apr 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    "Buicks aren't on the list."

     

    There are so many Buicks and VWs in Cn just like there are so many Hondas and Toyotas in San Francisco.

     

    Not really luxury ...
    29 Apr 2013, 05:48 PM Reply Like
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