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Divided Europe: Car Industry Winners and Losers Drift Apart

Der Spiegel Online -- A two-tiered industry is emerging among European automakers. While German brands BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are reporting record profits, competitors Opel, Peugeot, Renault and Fiat are struggling to survive. The word "blood" is often mentioned in connection with the crisis in the European automobile industry, a sector that accounts for about 12 million jobs.

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Submitted Feb 14, 2013 By: Teslukbla
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Doooooh
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The strong shall live and the weak shall fall
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Improvise, adapt, and overcome!
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Supply and demand in action.
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the cream always rises to the top
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It seems like it will be a bloodbath for the second tier producers.
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May the best man win
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 5:29:48 AM

Who was talking about VW 15 yeras ago? Not many people... Hard work and time bring the changes.
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The French are whining but they haven’t made a descent motor vehicle ever…
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what is this ....bragging rights?
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:50:09 AM

and this means what to us
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:49:42 AM

Go Germany!
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Time to gear up, get creative, innovate, or they're bound to go belly up!
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so then what
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Get competitive.
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Who cares about europe, not a gasbuddy topic
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interesting
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I really dont care about whats happening in europe
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Ford
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Bored with this already.
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Unions???
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The economy is very bad in Europe also, what do they expect.
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Interesting
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Opel going the way of GM, no where. What's even crazier is that it may appear that Chrysler could possibly keep Fiat afloat with sales.
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The later four are not big sellers anyway
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Yep
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Local Chey dealer has lot full and overflowing, looks like they are not moving!
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wow, sad
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I'm stuck with my 1990 FORD probe
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Build a better vehicle, and they will sell. The losers are the dogs of the market.
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Interesting.
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i would not buy a fiat
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Boooorrrriiinnngggg!!
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Who really Cares??
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oh well...
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yawn
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Different markets
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Fiat is now making money in the USA with that 500 of theirs.
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So far, everyone I talked to likes their Fiat 500 and VW's. I always considered MB and BMW overpriced. Paying for the name, and not the car.
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The rich get new cars, the poor eventually have to quit driving altogether.
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The free market at work
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No surprise here
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What does this have to do with the price of gas?
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Whatever
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Competition is good.
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Fiat is struggling? No wonder, they bought Chrysler
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Who cares about the German auto market?
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Sell some of the others to the global market.
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YEP
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Other than Fiat, all of those companies that are doing poorly, are regional. All of the ones doing well are global.
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