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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Volkswagen and Porsche?

What do the babblers think of these two hooking up
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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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The seem to do OK with Audi, Lamborghini and Bugatti.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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haven't they always been in some capacity...and where do you think all this Porsche stuff started in the first place
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Years ago I bought a 1980 Vanagon that had a 2 ltr. motor and every time I went to buy a part for it the box had Porsche on it and it cost 3 times as much. If I recall correctly the 914 was a collaboration between the two. They've been in bed together for a long time.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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go back to the earliest 356s...the motors were warmed over Type1 VWs...
Porsche/VW it is all the same thing...

914 was initially supposed to be the replacement for the VW Karman Ghia...
Porsche decided it wanted a mid engined entry level car=914
In Europe the 914 was sold with a VW/Porsche emblem on the rear.
the type 4 motor in the 914 again was a take off on a VW motor, used in the VW 411.

Dr. Porsche designed and oversaw the building of the People's car (VW bug) and then went on to design and build Porsches....
one in the same.
years ago, Porsches were distributed by VW distributors in the US and sold in VW dealerships.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #6
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From what I've read it's kind of a family feud now between Porsche and Piech. Porsche had a plan to take over VW but it kind of backfired. Interesting times ahead perhaps.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #7
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Hmmmm..... greed - sounds so familier. Except that Porsche got rid of Wendel (for what? 50mil?) and we're still stuck with wall street 'as usual'.


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