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Old 01-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trends in Auto Marketing

Auto Marketing never fails to keep me wondering. For instance, I'm always looking out for new offerings of 4-door hatches that aren't SUVs. There are surprisingly few. When I see sensible products like this Toyota:

I realize it's not coming to America: it might displace sales of gas guzzlers we can't have them.

And then, some things happen that seem so contrary to a sensible product direction that I want to scream. For example, take the Toureg Cabrio:

I just shake my head and remember nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. It seemed the epitome of the "wrong direction" in so many ways. I had to look at it a few times before I saw that it was a "day of the innocents" joke. I'm so jaded, I fully expected it was a real product.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Clarke's Third Law

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