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      03-28-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Wannabe 3-Series Rear

Is it just me or does the new Jetta's arse look a LOT like the lci-e92 rear??

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Nope not at all. I do think the taillights and overall shape of the rear is a carbon copy of the B8 A4's though, minus some curvature and the rear diffuser. They're stupidly similar looking.



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ahh good find
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Yep, that's what I thought too, updated vw are ugly versions of audi lol xD
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Nope not at all. I do think the taillights and overall shape of the rear is a carbon copy of the B8 A4's though, minus some curvature and the rear diffuser. They're stupidly similar looking.
They were designed by the same person.
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They also shut off when you beep the horn haha
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They were designed by the same person.
I know. Too bad whoever's managing VAG thought it would be a good idea to tell De'Silva to design basically the same car ten times over and spread it across the VW/Audi range.

Being designed by the same person means nothing. Its whoever's making the calls at the top levels that decides where a brand's image should be going. I guess they want to make the Jetta look like the poor man's A4.
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Kind of like the prev. gen Audi A4 and the new Seat Exeo... which is which??



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Being designed by the same person means nothing. Its whoever's making the calls at the top levels that decides where a brand's image should be going. I guess they want to make the Jetta look like the poor man's A4.
Obviously that person has their own idea of what a car should like. I dont think it looks bad for $16k.
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I know. Too bad whoever's managing VAG thought it would be a good idea to tell De'Silva to design basically the same car ten times over and spread it across the VW/Audi range.

Being designed by the same person means nothing. Its whoever's making the calls at the top levels that decides where a brand's image should be going. I guess they want to make the Jetta look like the poor man's A4.
You could say the same thing about BMW as well, 3,5 & 7 all pretty much the same, ditto new 6 being an uglier version of the previous 6.

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Funny that since apart from a redesigned nose and tail and A4 Cabrio interior the Seat Exeo is an A4, the A4 production line was moved from Germany to Spain. Seat needed a midsize saloon and wagon Audi had one they didn't nead anymore, hello Exeo.
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Obviously that person has their own idea of what a car should like. I dont think it looks bad for $16k.
It's not bad looking. Take off the badge and you wouldn't know one brand from the other, though.
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You could say the same thing about BMW as well, 3,5 & 7 all pretty much the same, ditto new 6 being an uglier version of the previous 6.
You could say the same for previous-gen Benzes, current and previous-gen Audis, and like you said, current-gen Bimmers. They're one brand creating design unity and recognition. Not comparable to VWs looking like Audis.
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