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How Ford Won the Middle Class, and why Volkswagen Didn’t

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In 1908, if the automobile were a citizen it would have been old enough to vote, but almost no workingman in America or anywhere in the world owned such a contraption. Trolley cars and buggies carried most people to the more well-paying jobs in the cities, while people in places like Chicago’s Packingtown or Pittsburgh’s Homestead led short, brutish lives struggling against the elements on foot. If you were a typical workingman, you made approximately 400 dollars a year, which is only $8,000-$10,000 in today’s dollars, a condition of extreme poverty. Read more

Search For Used & Salvage Volkswagen Jetta at Online Auto Auction

The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact car introduced in 1979 as a saloon version of the ever popular Golf. It is one of the most important cars for Volkswagen, especially when speaking of the US market. In recent years, Volkswagen has also introduced its station wagon version, marketed as Jetta SportWagen. Read more