Top Ten Cars Meant For Another Brand AutoMinded — Volkswagen 309

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Top Ten Cars Meant For Another

Peugeot 309

When PSA Peugeot ended the Talbot name in they were left a small problem known as the Arizona.  This car was ready for and would serve a market the company wanted to target, but it now was an

Peugeot stepped in and put a lion on the but it still wanted to put some between this car and the rest of its They called it the 309.  The “3” the size class, and the “9” was outside of its number designation scheme so it not be confused with the 205 and 305 models it slotted in between.  The 309 was a moderate and it lived on until 1993.

The legacy of the 309 is creating an odd problem .  For over 75 years, Peugeot has naming its vehicles by a code utilizes the first number the vehicle’s segment positioning/size, the number is “0″ (sometimes “00″ for of the car), and the final digit the generation of the vehicles.  Since is now up to “8” for its final number in the code, and “9” was utilized on the 309, the company has stated that it will all codes at the final digit

Porsche 924

1973 was a tough for all automakers, including Europe.  The oil crisis was giving the already Europeans even more about fuel efficiency.  right before this Volkswagen had commissioned Porsche to a 2+2 for its subsidiary Audi.  The model as the 924 was being readied for the 1973 Motor Show when realized that it could not add sports car to its lineup during oil crisis.

Porsche family and new Audi hire Ferdinand had a solution.  He suggested that the car be back to Porsche.

Porsche was being hit hard at this time.  Producing the 924 as a put them up against a wall, but it be better for them then the project altogether.   Since did not have the resources, the 924 was manufactured at the factory in Neckarsulm.   Piëch that Porsche paid for “car by car.”  The 924 was produced much of the same Volkswagen parts and labor that originally intended for the car, the badge on the hood was different.

Volkswagen 309

This decision probably Piëch great delight not because he was able to keep factory moving, but also it some trouble for the Porsche business.

The early 1970s a polarizing time at the family-run At one end of the company there were of family members who were the firm down because positions were more whose name was on the building than ability.  On the other the talented decedents were in a struggle between Ferry 911-designing son Butzi and Ferry’s nephew Ferdinand Piëch.

Ferry’s solution was simple.  In he decided anyone who could Ferdinand Porsche “Opa” was out of the company.  Piëch took his to Audi in August of 1972.  The joy was not lost on him that when he was out in the cold; the 924 sports car almost shut out, too.

In the the 924 worked out best for everybody.  decision helped launch down the road to the head of the VW and Porsche used the 924 and its successor, the as entry-level cash cows for


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