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Old 04-27-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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as patriarch falls, VW faces challenges

I thought you'd all be interested in reading this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/bu...ture.html?_r=0
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so maybe less quality for the same price in the future years to come seeing as the new(ish) guy is all about profit?..
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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so maybe less quality for the same price in the future years to come seeing as the new(ish) guy is all about profit?..
That's my take.
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so maybe less quality for the same price in the future years to come seeing as the new(ish) guy is all about profit?..
100% of for-profit entities are all about profit.

My take on this:

The dude being ousted (Piech) was all about mergers and acquisitions. That's what made VW into the auto titan that it is (and FWIW, most profits come from higher end audi and porsche models). With the M&A activity likely slowing down due to Piech leaving, more $$$ can be invested into the business (good for us) or given to shareholders making VW more attractive to investors.

I also see it being possible that the US will now see more VW models/features coming to US soil. This will remain to be seen but I hope it turns this way.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/volksw...212429585.html

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