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Old 12-20-2008, 07:06 PM
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I pity people who consider cars like Audi's to be something
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Quality/ American products... yea sure...just look at the Big3.
I have a 82 Z/28, a 1970 SS396, A 1965 GranSport convertible and a C4 Coupe and I´ve had prolly a Dozen other US cars ...so I know what I´m talking about.

I Said Russians have buying power and they know how to demand quality. I´m in a raceteam that has made Audis as Racecars for Russians..they didn´t want Daewoo/Chevrolets for some reason.
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Mikey FIN,
My comment regarding quality was towards your saying the Russians wanting quality products. How would they know quality ?
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hey Lada's are great cars
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As a marine surveyor in south Florida I see the changes first. I have surveyed more sailboats in the past 6 months than I did in the past 2 years. Most all my powerboat/yacht buyers are from overseas. Even with the dollar gettting stronger the overseas buyers are still able to get great deals in south Florida. Boats going overseas are not for the most part performance boats. Bank repo boat numbers are UP every week. The only other thing that is up in the marine industry is crime and I am now selling and installing GPS Tracking Systems that many insurance companies are going to make mandatory this next year.
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My comment regarding quality was towards your saying the Russians wanting quality products. How would they know quality ?
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How did they get to the space first ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceflight

Seems you diss Russian intellect also here which is far more world known and sofisticated than you prolly can imagine.
Think that russians also invented the Laser among other things and that has to do something with a need for precision.

Regarding quality how does Russians now quality..have you ever heard of a goldsmith named Fabergé ... very popular among the blue-blooded Russians..

You might find also St:Petersburg quite overwhelming and it´s history an the Russian women...
Now you ask how do they know quality...because they ain´t stupid and getting bankcrupt as a nation as we speak.

and when it comes to airplanes. well I think they manage to hold their own regarding anything US has to offer.
Now Sikorsky did invent the Helicopter for example...
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As a marine surveyor in south Florida I see the changes first. I have surveyed more sailboats in the past 6 months than I did in the past 2 years. Most all my powerboat/yacht buyers are from overseas. Even with the dollar gettting stronger the overseas buyers are still able to get great deals in south Florida. Boats going overseas are not for the most part performance boats. Bank repo boat numbers are UP every week. The only other thing that is up in the marine industry is crime and I am now selling and installing GPS Tracking Systems that many insurance companies are going to make mandatory this next year.
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I pity people who consider cars like Audi's to be something
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Because you don´t know better only...
Now Tell me of a Single Grand Prix Win for example that some US automaker has won ?
And thats something _Audi ain´t even close to being dominant in..
Beating Corvettes and others for Breakfast is... even with a diesel.
From being Banned from Nascar to dominating Pikes Peak, IMSA GTO and WRC B-Group to Winning LeMans ( with a diesel even..)

Unfair Advantage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rtZ0...eature=related

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/n...eply&p=2762881

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hskT...eature=related

Vorsprung durch technik.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VnC1chsGM8

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hey Lada's are great cars
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You´d know..GM owned company...just like Daewoo is a Chevrolet nowadays and whats that plant in China making somekinda "luxury cars" oohhh ..Buick Electras.
Hell I´m the starter of a Buick owners club back in 1984 over here and I think Dunbars last wish wasn´t at all that Buicks are made in China or outside Flint for the Matter.
So no wonder Hardcore GS owners start to look at Audis nowadays.
Keep up the Good work outsourcing U.S.A.

thenagain it has happened also before in boating.
Chris Craft, Cigarette, Magnum and Baja have all had production outside US.

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As a marine surveyor in south Florida I see the changes first. I have surveyed more sailboats in the past 6 months than I did in the past 2 years. Most all my powerboat/yacht buyers are from overseas. Even with the dollar gettting stronger the overseas buyers are still able to get great deals in south Florida. Boats going overseas are not for the most part performance boats. Bank repo boat numbers are UP every week. The only other thing that is up in the marine industry is crime and I am now selling and installing GPS Tracking Systems that many insurance companies are going to make mandatory this next year.
I might be needing your services sometime soon...
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Well I bought!!! Piss on the na sayers. Now if the weather and work will give me a window I will have that bad boy in my toybox!!
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