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      03-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by HottRodW View Post
Not all Audis are based on VW platforms. And how will you defend the Countryman-based next gen X1 without sounding hypocritical? One could argue that a VW is a far better base on which to build than a Mini. And then there's BMW's tie-up with Toyota. Better hope BMW does the bulk of the chassis engineering in that relationship.
I didn't say it was a bad thing, I just said it's silly to dismiss Acura and in the same breath say that Audi is a step above.

I won't defend the next X1, there's a reason we own this one. But to be fair, we wouldn't own the X1 if BMW would just import the M135i.

I don't mind chassis sharing, I'm looking forward to the next Miata/Alfa mashup and the BRZ is brilliant, I'm still debating buying one; it almost certainly wouldn't exist if it was up to just Subaru or Toyota.