Originally Posted by SKYSONY
LOOOL. And who is showing the engineering leadership? Chinese? Korean perhaps?. Evertything not european is a complete lack of taste and when it comes to asiatic cars, cheap and lame.
Wow someone clearly is living in denial with a dose of cultural bigotry.
Engineering leadership has NOTHING to do with taste. The fact that European brands tend to have a higher warranty and service incidence rate than Asian cars, speaks volumes about engineering.
Let's look at German engineering brilliance such as it is. The magic TDI costs more than a conventional gas engine and brings with it a lot of complication, whereas those cheap, lame Asian companies you've just shown your hatred for get the same MPG as the supposedly amazing TDI from a naturally aspirated gas engine.
Let's look at the Cayenne hybrid which still delivers abysmal economy, but boy is it tasteful!
Let's look at hybrids in general and note the Prius by lame Toyota has been around about 15 years and the Germans have yet to produce ONE mainstream hybrid despite the fact that anyone with a brain knows hybrids will be the preponderance of vehicles produced by 2025.
It was a lame Mitsubishi patent that Porsche used on the 944 when they were incapable of producing a smooth engine on their own. Toyota may be as boring as Wonder bread, but they are an engineering juggernaut. And yes, the Chinese are in the hunt especially with battery technology.
You should probably stick to posting your supposedly insider information in the 20??SuperUltraMegaWowUberSaloon!!!!!!!! thread