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Volkswagen overtakes Toyota to became world's biggest selling vehicle maker

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 05:52 UTC
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Germany's Volkswagen became the world's biggest-selling vehicle maker in the first half of the year, overtaking Toyota for the first time. VW sold 5.04 million cars between January and June - slightly more than the 5.02 million sold by Toyota. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Toyota lost their way with the massive recall(s) they experienced in the last few years.

    And although VW suffered DSG gearbox problems it was nothing compared to the bills faced by the users of the CVT 'autobox' which is nothing but a set of steel pulleys and a steel belt which wears out fairly quickly and has to be replaced as a whole.

    I have learnt this the hard way and no longer consider ANY car that has a CVT as worth buying. Even the carmakers themselves hide the fact that their cars have these useless things by having a number of set points programmed into these devices which makes the car appear to have 'gears' until the gears disappear!

    VW also have a good range of well designed cars that are well made wherever they are sourced from with the possible exception of Argentina but that is nothing to do with the design, just the lazy bastards who assemble them.

    I have a VW in Uruguay, my first and soon to be replaced by another early in 2016. But like the present one it won't be assembled in Argentina.

    Jul 29th, 2015 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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