10 ways German cars rule the road - and Leica?

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:56 am 
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In the CNN article, "10 ways German cars rule the road" I couldn't help but notice a few things that stood out. Parallels, perhaps - and how they can be related to Leica... I suppose it's a bit like fitting current events around the predictions of Nostradamus to make it work, but I can't be the only one... :)

  • "Historical roots that go deep" - a long and storied history behind Leica
  • "Steroid-level brand strength" - customers must be loyal, the M hasn't changed since 1954
  • "The triumph of technology" - consider their lenses with APO, ASPH and FLE tech
  • "Engineers occupy a high pedestal in a country that prizes technology and craftsmanship..." - no denying Leica craftsmanship
  • "...Germany makes things which people in countries with growing economies want to buy." - <ahem> China is just one example
  • "Who else but Mercedes could get away with using 'The best or nothing' for its advertising tag line? It ranks up there with BMW's historic and enduring 'ultimate driving machine.'" - Leica has a similar attitude
  • "Sometimes, how much you pay for something -- as opposed to its function -- is the point of the exercise..." - the "look at me, I've got a Ti-M9!" syndrome
  • "Exclusive and super-exclusive" - regular (expensive) models - plus special editions and A la carté
  • "Everybody else is in second place" - certainly true for lenses, generally

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I like both my VW Touareg and all my Leicas!

That's all I'll say on the subject :D

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I know I'm guilty - my other rig is a BMW. :D

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Um 1968 porsche 912 is my weekness.


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I drive a Audi A4, so guilty as chraged. ;-)


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Noticed this old thread doesn't have any photos at all. Well, that needs to be fixed now!

So picked up my Audi from "a bit of polish, tint & wheel" treatment today.. and snapped two quick ones with the iPhone. Think they'll fit here.

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Oh my, that's gorgeous. Something about nice cars in red.

I agree... We need more pix. Here's a few o' my ride; a BMW Z4.

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