Trump calls Germans "very bad" and threatens to End German Car Sales

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    Trump reportedly calls Germans ‘very bad,’ threatens to end German car sales

    FYI: The largest BMW plant in the world is in Spartanburg, SC, Mercedes builds cars in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Volkswagen builds in Chattanooga, TN.
     
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    Can't wait for everything we buy to increase by 35% or simply not be available. Good times.
     
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    I will be buying German for the foreseeable future.
     
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    I love that all these factories are in red states, too. Trump loves to throw his own constituents under the bus.
     
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    Yea, you're going to need to every couple of years since they become shop queens after the warranty expires. I'll stick to Honda and Toyota. German cars are way over-engineered.

     
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    Don't worry, his constituents are just as stupid as he is and will be applauding his actions as they receive their pink slips.
     
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    Oh you misunderstood him. He didn't say Germans. He said the French ;)
     
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    I'm aware. I lease German because I love driving and I love the driving experience. Until cars drive themselves, it's German for me.
     
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    I read somewhere that the figures where around 70% of German Luxury car drivers lease, and dump them to the sucker buyers after around 3 years. I admit if I had tons of disposable income I might lease a German car too, just for the fun of driving, but that's about it.
     
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    German cars look nice but are pieces of ****.
     
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    Protectionism doesn't work. the u.s auto industry needs to build vehicles that people want to buy. Its called competition.

    Ever wondered why u.s cars don't sell so well outside of north american vs other car manufacturers? They are crap, pure and simple.

    Protectionism makes industry lazy.
     
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    I figure, at some point cars will drive themselves and I'll get a Tesla like everyone else and the fun will be gone. Until then, I'll count my blessings and lease German.
    Depends on the brand. Audi has been great the last half decade, but they are expensive as hell to fix. That being said, they're amazing to drive.
    Yeah, I had an A4 with a bunch of problems in 2011, but the experience was so great, I went from my Acura back to the A4 in 2017.
     
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    Here's a question for you. If Japanese cars such as Toyota and Honda are so reliable, then why don't they sell well in Europe?
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    One thing that's even more crazy about German cars is the use of plastic parts in the engine bay. Intake manifolds, the oil pan and valve covers. Why would they put plastic parts on the engine? lol! Planned obsolescence?
     
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    Existing car brands in Europe have all but locked out most of the Japanese brands. Same with American brands. You can buy a Mustang or a Corvette and yet most US marques have pulled out of Europe.
     
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    That's probably because Europe probably saw the devastation the Japanese auto makers did to the American automotive market in the USA, right?
     
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    I have no doubt that that's the new trend you were told to follow.
     
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    Owned a bmw, it was a piece of ****. True story. Have a Mazda now, much better.
     
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    You do realize that one of, if not the biggest Toyota factory is in Kentucky, n'est-ce pas?

    I wonder what the over/under is that he'll say the same thing to Shinzo Abe over the next few times they talk.

    You do realize that the biggest seller of cars in the American automobile industry is Toyota, n'est-ce pas?

    I wonder what the over/under is that Shinzo Abe will say the same thing to Trump over the next few times they talk.

    BL.
     
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    We may not agree on politics, but on cars, we see eye-to-eye.
     

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