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    well this is what happend to the Maybach after the jap's got hold of it!

    http://forum.dtmpower.co.za/attachment.php?s=&postid=9456 :D
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    OIC... thx for clearing that up.

    OIC... thx for clearing that up.
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    Now that I didn't know

    Why were japanese cars being referred to as "rice burners"?
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    Re: What Does Rice Mean????

    RICE = Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement. "Rice" originally started off as an insult to Japanese cars in the USA, with plenty of bodykit and tiny little engines.

    Now Dr "hahahaha" freedom also...
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    Thank you Herr Melissen! I remember reading...

    Thank you Herr Melissen! I remember reading something like that in a local motoring journal way back in 1993 when Volkswagen released the first VR6 engine in South Africa.
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    nope! wrong again gai-x. The only reason that...

    nope! wrong again gai-x. The only reason that they are cheap is because they sell so many cars...(economies of scale). Try building one of those cars in SA and they won't be that cheap anymore.
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    Re: so then why does no one else buy the big pieces of crap?

    Guy_x - America can sell these huge cars and engines because they have the $$$ and a massive market to do it in. It also boils down the most basic marketing principle that is called DEMAND. The...
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    hello Kudo.... so what does the "V" and the "R"...

    hello Kudo.... so what does the "V" and the "R" represent... in German?
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    GT = Grand Turismo + 'i' for injection TT =...

    GT = Grand Turismo + 'i' for injection

    TT = Touring Turismo

    VR = in-line

    I think
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