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Old 02-23-2004, 09:56 PM
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would german or american cars ever replace italian cars?

there are some cars like the porsche carrera gt, mercedes SLR , chrysler me4-12 ,etc. which made me think if these & newer cars would take over italian cars some day.
before these cars came there were very few cars that could match the performance, styling etc. of ferraris & lambos like the CLK GTR, saleen s7, porsche gt1 etc.
so my question is that with the changing of time do u think that would german or american cars ever replace italian cars?
i just want to know yor opinion & if possible a brief discussion.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:29 PM
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I dont know if they would "replace" them whatever that means, but I imagine that the Yanks will eventually own them.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:39 PM
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i hope chrysler doesn't take over Lambo again, Ferarri and Maserati is owned by Fiat, and so is Lancia. and Pagani uses a Mercedes engine. i don't think that Italian cars will be "replaced", though American and German cars are good competitors for italian cars.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:44 PM
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I was of the understanding Fiat were not travelling that well. Prime for a takeover.
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i hope chrysler doesn't take over Lambo again, Ferarri and Maserati is owned by Fiat, and so is Lancia. and Pagani uses a Mercedes engine. i don't think that Italian cars will be "replaced", though American and German cars are good competitors for italian cars.
I don't think Chrysler will take over Lamborghini again... that would require that they purchase the entire VAG in the process

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the world of supercars if the germans and yanks took over the italians would be HELL!!!
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:30 PM
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Personally I think that American, German and Italian car manufacturers have such different attitudes to their vehicles that none could really properly act as a substitute for another.
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:34 PM
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the world of supercars if the germans and yanks took over the italians would be HELL!!!
Made me think of a modifation to an old joke .....
heaven is:
French cook
British police
German mechanic
Scottish lover
Italian/German/French/British sportscars
and the Swiss run everything

hell is:
British cook
German police
French mechanic
Swiss lover
American sportcars
and the Italians run everything
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i hope chrysler doesn't take over Lambo again, Ferarri and Maserati is owned by Fiat, and so is Lancia. and Pagani uses a Mercedes engine. i don't think that Italian cars will be "replaced", though American and German cars are good competitors for italian cars.
And GM has a hand in Fiat, and Fiat I've heard is having financial woes, so through the grapevine, the General will probably end up owning Ferrari, Lancia, and Maserati.
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I'd rather think not because italian and germans compete in different leagues imo. German. fast, refined, or comfortable. To me, italian cars are actually light, fast, also styled differently. I think the italians are good at making straight lines look exotic, like the enzo, and the Alfa GTV makes..... weird lines look sexy. if u were to put any of those "italian" lines on any german car they'd look weird.
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Well i think this might be worth while saying and its much like the point that crisis made The world willmore then likly be left with 3 or 4 groups of manufactuors and the main ones will more then likly be GM,ford,Nissan and mistsubishi and more then likly not in that order....
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The world willmore then likly be left with 3 or 4 groups of manufactuors and the main ones will more then likly be GM,ford,Nissan and mistsubishi and more then likly not in that order....
Nissan is already controlled by Renault, and Mitsubishi by Daimler-Benz. It's about time that Toyota enters the market!.
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Made me think of a modifation to an old joke .....
heaven is:
French cook
British police
German mechanic
Scottish lover
Italian/German/French/British sportscars
and the Swiss run everything

hell is:
British cook
German police
French mechanic
Swiss lover
American sportcars
and the Italians run everything
Just noted that there are no Scots in hell. When you have been at parking lots of the Geneva motor show, you will immediately fully disagree with your assumption about the Swiss in heaven.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:42 AM
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Just noted that there are no Scots in hell.
Well of course not
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When you have been at parking lots of the Geneva motor show, you will immediately fully disagree with your assumption about the Swiss in heaven.
I've always been bussed or stayed local for Geneva shows
And telecom shows don't attract the same numbers !!!!
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