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VW Amorak truck #5165840 07/19/19 09:25 PM
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Saw one the other day on the highway, the license plate looked Canadian but couldn't be sure. Crew cab short box with very traditional lines, didn't even know they exist. Apparently first produced in 2010, wonder why they never brought it here?

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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165848 07/19/19 09:41 PM
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Because of the chicken tax. That's why us trucks dominate the market and foreign trucks sold here are built here. Vw would have to build the amarok here in order not to have a high import tax


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165849 07/19/19 09:41 PM
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the short answer is the Chicken Tax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165851 07/19/19 09:43 PM
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Volkswagen has a pick-up, the Amarok, and the US has an enormous pick-up market. Yet, oddly, the two don’t marry - VW doesn’t sell the Amarok there.

Why? Two reasons. First, the Amarok isn't homologated for the US - and apparently can’t be without extensive re-engineering.

Second, it's too expensive for the US market. That’s due in part to the so-called chicken tax - a 25% tariff on potato starch, brandy and, importantly, light trucks imposed in 1963 by the US in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on US chicken imports.

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Amarok and Scirocco are two models I would love to see in NA.


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165881 07/19/19 10:33 PM
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Chicken Tax needs to go;

-there are a lot of good RoW trucks, including some great compacts
-competition improves the breed

But, I suspect it is here to stay...


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165900 07/19/19 11:14 PM
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Other makes found ways around the Chicken Tax. Too bad.


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165902 07/19/19 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Other makes found ways around the Chicken Tax. Too bad.


Why? It's artificial support.... Protectionist and hurts the consumer. It's even against Frank's quote laugh


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5165916 07/19/19 11:35 PM
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They are available in Mexico


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: AZjeff] #5166020 07/20/19 06:35 AM
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Boy did they have problems when first on the market, the german built ones weren't to bad but the argentinian shocked

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Ford And VW Confirm Plans To Build A New Pickup Truck. It will be based on the much hated around here Ford Ranger.


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Re: VW Amorak truck [Re: wings&wheels] #5166061 07/20/19 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
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Other makes found ways around the Chicken Tax. Too bad.


Why? It's artificial support.... Protectionist and hurts the consumer. It's even against Frank's quote laugh


Poor verbage:

Too bad VW didn't get around it with "kits" to be built here or whatever. Maybe the plate was from south of the border, it wasn't a long narrow euro plate. The thing I noticed was it wasn't all jacked up like new trucks are now.


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Originally Posted by AZjeff
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Other makes found ways around the Chicken Tax. Too bad.


Why? It's artificial support.... Protectionist and hurts the consumer. It's even against Frank's quote laugh


Poor verbage:

Too bad VW didn't get around it with "kits" to be built here or whatever. Maybe the plate was from south of the border, it wasn't a long narrow euro plate. The thing I noticed was it wasn't all jacked up like new trucks are now.



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No foolin' Anybody using a pickup for work, would never jack it up for looks. You can commute in a monster truck way better than you can work out of it. grin2


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