I 2nd Laxmax, I wish VW would sell Skoda's here...it could be the Kia to them being Hyundai.
Now look at their sloganSo clever. Just too clever.
Economically it would be stupid to dumb down Skodas. Per car VWAG is making much more money on a Skoda than on a VW.I do wonder if VW's apparent quest to put Skoda "back in their place" so to speak, will have any negative effects on the brand's perception as a whole? - http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/volkswagen’s-reprisals-the-derefinement-of-skoda-begins/
You might want to ask Daewoo and Daihatsu how that worked out in the US.That's because their 'street' branding backfired and the youth didn't feel they could identify. The Skoda I posted reflects no such branding. Rather, it's a total lack of branding; just a car with a purpose, not a "lifestyle vehicle".
Well then you're a terrible Skoda fanboy. A terrible fanboy, indeed.I initially confused that for a two-door Panda :lol:
Nearly every youth oriented car I can think of in recent memory skewed like that. The Element and Aztec also come to mind.Trying that didn't work out the way it was supposed to for Toyota and their Scion sub-brand, though. Instead of attracting youth to their new brand, they mostly had middle-aged and old people buying them. :lol: The average age of an xB buyer is... 46.
My dad came *this* close to buying a Daewoo.....the dealership folded a year or two later.You might want to ask Daewoo and Daihatsu how that worked out in the US.
I think it has to be seen in the context of time. Your Subaru is a great entry level car, but at the time when it was introduced it was definetly not entry level, so the quality is better, the materials are too, etc.Quality is key here. Key. Those products were subpar and couldn't last through the rough-and-tumble jobs that buyers of an entry-level car put them through. My Subaru is an excellent entry-level car because it's damn-near bullet proof.