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Tonight someone parked their Kia E-Class clone right next to my 98 E320 and the front ends were so similar it was scary. Honestly, how can they get away with that? Isn't there some kind of pattent/copyright they are
violating?
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On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 03:19:31 +0200, Paddington <"Paddington"

Done with help from Merc, so no.
Ciao
Zak
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That's a huge poblem of our car industrie. We invent new products and export masses of know-how. The Japanese Car Industrie can profit from this know-how and they can build better and better cars. I hope that Toyotas, Mitsubishis and co. dont replace our Mercedes, BMWs, VWs and Audis, it would be a shame. (SRY for my miserable English...)
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E320
they
are
export
build
If the German car makers went out of business so would the Japanese....they wouldn't have anybody to copy.
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Actually the Kia is made in South Korea, and the japanese car industry is slowly starting to launch own, unique car concepts: Toyota Prius, Maxda RX8 Rotary, Nissan 350Z.
OTOH those guys who are sad because Mercedes discontinued making the W140 can relax: They still sell the car under the Mane Lexus LS 430.
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Japanese....they
I found some pics you can compare Kias to Mercedes and a Mazda to VW. Here a Kia to a Mercedes:
http://www.stauto.org/stauto/Images/Kia-Opirus01.jpg
http://www.gomberg.com/autoshow/MercedesAMGCLK55_M.jpg
A Kia to a Mercedes M-Klasse:
http://www.construire.ch/SOMMAIRE/0310/10voit.jpg
http://www.4wd.ru/kat/mers/m/foto/1033.jpg
And a Mazda to the new Golf 5:
http://www.auto-illustrierte.ch/neuheiten/Resources/neuheiten8.jpg
http://www.rsportscars.ch/bilder/news/golf_5/golf_5_2.jpg
When you will buy a new sportscar, try this BMW M3 CSL, that's my actual favorite... ;) That's a tuned BMW M3 with 360 HP and Launch Control... http://www.bmw.de/de/produkte/automobiles/bmw_m/m3_csl/index.html
http://www.bmw.com/generic/de/de/products/automobiles/popup_download.html?downloadText r%20BMW%20M3%20CSL.&downloadImage=mseries/m3csl/img/introduction_front_sized.jpg&idDef=white
http://www.bmw.com/generic/de/de/products/automobiles/popup_download.html?downloadText r%20BMW%20M3%20CSL.&downloadImage=mseries/m3csl/img/introduction_rear_sized.jpg&idDef=white
OK, that's it!
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On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 14:54:39 +0200, Florian Mayer <"Florian Mayer"

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Except for the fact that the Mazda was launched many months BEFORE the VW... who is copying who then?
Ciao
Zak
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you don't find that Kia looks more like a Jag????
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There was a time that street legal racing cars looked like finely crafted arrows flung from the bow of Sagittarius. Now they just look like the lunch flung from the mouth of a computer nerd.
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For example?
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That Kia grill is like a perverse Merc grill... like if woody Allen made it.
Who copied the 350Z???? you guys think its a Celica?

http://www.bmw.com/generic/de/de/products/automobiles/popup_download.html?downloadText r%20BMW%20M3%20CSL.&downloadImage=mseries/m3csl/img/introduction_front_sized.jpg&idDef=white
http://www.bmw.com/generic/de/de/products/automobiles/popup_download.html?downloadText r%20BMW%20M3%20CSL.&downloadImage=mseries/m3csl/img/introduction_rear_sized.jpg&idDef=white
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E320
they
are
export
build
If they have the ability to copy then why are some of the cars better ?
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How far the mighty Mercedes has fallen!!!
To be compared to a Kia...
Pathetic.
(And then there is the Mercedes SUV, made in the American south, that would have been lucky to to have been as good as the Kia SUV).
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what is the name of it?
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