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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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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:31:24 AM

Doooooh
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:21:53 PM

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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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 9:05:49 AM

the cream always rises to the top
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 8:10:29 AM

It seems like it will be a bloodbath for the second tier producers.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 5:31:01 AM

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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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 4:26:56 AM

The French are whining but they haven’t made a descent motor vehicle ever…
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:58:10 AM

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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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:49:16 AM

Time to gear up, get creative, innovate, or they're bound to go belly up!
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:47:05 AM

so then what
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:46:10 AM

Get competitive.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:44:57 AM

Who cares about europe, not a gasbuddy topic
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:43:51 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:43:47 AM

I really dont care about whats happening in europe
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:42:33 AM

Ford
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:40:42 AM

Bored with this already.
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Unions???
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:35:03 AM

The economy is very bad in Europe also, what do they expect.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:34:36 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:32:59 AM

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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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:31:56 AM

The later four are not big sellers anyway
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:30:13 AM

Yep
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Local Chey dealer has lot full and overflowing, looks like they are not moving!
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:27:48 AM

wow, sad
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I'm stuck with my 1990 FORD probe
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:26:22 AM

Build a better vehicle, and they will sell. The losers are the dogs of the market.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:25:38 AM

Interesting.
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:23:38 AM

i would not buy a fiat
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Boooorrrriiinnngggg!!
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Who really Cares??
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:21:40 AM

oh well...
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yawn
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:20:01 AM

Different markets
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:17:15 AM

Fiat is now making money in the USA with that 500 of theirs.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:11:16 AM

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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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:02:03 AM

Sell some of the others to the global market.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:58:51 AM

YEP
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:58:44 AM

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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