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Would you buy a German car?

Yes
19 (35.8%)
No
34 (64.2%)

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Re: German Cars
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2016, 03:12:56 PM »
No. One you have for 2-3 years and people assume that you own it.
One you have for 2-3 days and nobody cares what rental car you drive in Miami.

Well, if all you care about is what other people think, then it's an entirely different conversation.

And just for the record, I do find it repulsive that people will care more about their own luxury (even if it is for a short term rental) than they care about principles and morals. Don't get me wrong, I am not criticizing you, just setting the record straight regarding your statement that "nobody cares what rental car you drive in Miami"

When there is no other option, I don't think I have a problem with it. For example, people living in certain European countries might find German cars more available, with better local service etc. Another example is Car2go, there simply isn't anything else like it (though if it actually had the 3 pointed star on the front of the cars I guess I would have more of a problem).
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2016, 03:15:59 PM »
Yom HaShoah

That's a Zionist term / date
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2016, 03:17:22 PM »
That's a Zionist term / date

doesn't take away from it's meaning
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2016, 03:19:58 PM »
doesn't take away from it's meaning

What's it's meaning? IIRC even the religious Zionists don't approve of a commemoration on this day, and opt for עשרה בטבת as an alternative.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2016, 03:24:02 PM »
Well, if all you care about is what other people think, then it's an entirely different conversation.

And just for the record, I do find it repulsive that people will care more about their own luxury (even if it is for a short term rental) than they care about principles and morals. Don't get me wrong, I am not criticizing you, just setting the record straight regarding your statement that "nobody cares what rental car you drive in Miami"

When there is no other option, I don't think I have a problem with it. For example, people living in certain European countries might find German cars more available, with better local service etc. Another example is Car2go, there simply isn't anything else like it (though if it actually had the 3 pointed star on the front of the cars I guess I would have more of a problem).
Personally, I don't believe that 80 years later we should be boycotting German products. Is that because I don't have EU roots in the past 2 centuries? Perhaps.

But others do believe it to be appropriate and I respect their opinion, especially those who lost relatives in Europe. To buy such a statement piece is hurtful to those people and I wouldn't consider doing that. But they would be offended more by people who buy a luxury statement piece and drive it to shul every day/week and not by people who drive one on vacation for a couple days because they got a cheap rental for it.

I don't think that means I only care what other think, it's just that they are the ones who would take offense.

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Re: German Cars
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2016, 03:26:24 PM »
i wouldn't lease either. isn't that similar to a rental? if there are no options to choose a car and i land a german model then i won't turn it down though.
No. One you have for 2-3 years and people assume that you own it.
One you have for 2-3 days and nobody cares what rental car you drive in Miami.
A lease IS a purchase not a rental. When you lease you are buying a car with financing with an arrangement that at the end of the term the bank takes the car. THe company makes just as much money as if they sold it to you and maybe more. When you rent the car was already purchased by the rental compny and the manufacturer does not gain by your renting it.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2016, 03:37:56 PM »
How about Spanish oranges? Etc etc etc.
There are very few host nations that have not tried to destroy or exile us.
I do understand why the Germans yms are worse. - Just pointing out that boycotting our enemies would basically leave us stranded.

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Re: German Cars
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2016, 03:40:38 PM »
How about Spanish oranges? Etc etc etc.
There are very few host nations that have not tried to destroy or exile us.
I do understand why the Germans yms are worse. - Just pointing out that boycotting our enemies would basically leave us stranded.
Like I said, it's a proximity thing. In another generation or 2 tops it'll be gone.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2016, 03:41:04 PM »
It (also) has also to do with slave labor. and worse.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2016, 03:41:41 PM »
How about Spanish oranges? Etc etc etc.
There are very few host nations that have not tried to destroy or exile us.
I do understand why the Germans yms are worse. - Just pointing out that boycotting our enemies would basically leave us stranded.
The orange trees in Spain didn't participate in the Inquisition. The German companies producing these vehicles did participate in the war effort on the Nazi side, and were viewed as Nazi status symbols of pride.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2016, 03:43:08 PM »
How about Spanish oranges? Etc etc etc.
There are very few host nations that have not tried to destroy or exile us.
I do understand why the Germans yms are worse. - Just pointing out that boycotting our enemies would basically leave us stranded.
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2016, 03:45:23 PM »
i wouldn't. there are so many alternatives that there's very little justification when deciding to get a Mercedes, etc. i also find it interesting that this post came up today of all days...
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Re: German Cars
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2016, 03:49:53 PM »
Personally, I don't believe that 80 years later we should be boycotting German products. Is that because I don't have EU roots in the past 2 centuries? Perhaps.
it isnt so much a boycott as much as a repulsive item. these cars were symbols of nazism

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Re: German Cars
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2016, 03:51:16 PM »
it isnt so much a boycott as much as a repulsive item. these cars were symbols of nazism
plus iirc mercedes and others used us for slave labor