Originally Posted by OverDrive
I've always hated how you always talk out of your ass.(no offense)
go to page 9 of this PDF file (BrandZ Top 100, 2009 report):
As you can see, not only Toyota, but BMW
as well, can more than rival VAG based on budgets.
Do you seriously believe BMW have to financial clout of Toyota or VAG.
Look at the net worth of the three companies, VAG is 73 billion euros, I imagine Toyota are a bit bigger at maybe 90 billion but I doubt BMW is a third of the size of either of them, that is what determines how much money they can muster. For an independent BMW like Porsche are very successful but they are small fish in a big pond with much bigger fish swimming around. You have to remember that Audi (a small part of VAG) sells nearly as many cars as BMW.
So no I don't think BMW could muster the same money on demand as VAG or Toyota could, very few can and certainly not BMW.
Sure I talk through my ass but at times even the stuff that comes from there make a lot of sense.