Volkswagen Vento (Polo Sedan) Review.

August 22, 2010
Ivan Hirst

Ivan Hirst.

In September 1949 a sealed envelope came addressed to a British REME Officer named Ivan Hirst which rewrote the history of industrial production in Germany. Earlier that year Officer Hirst found an ingenious way of using a bombed out factory to address the shortage of light vehicles for the transportation requirements of the British Army stationed in Germany. This dilapidated production facility later went on to become a symbol for the entire Germany. It became immediately clear after the long and immensely perilous war, the German people were ready to move on from a flawed ideology that scarred their country as well as their day to day lives to build a better future for their country and their children. The morale and resilience of the post-war Germany reflected among the people who worked for this facility. They built cars in a building with no roof. The cars they built were better than the ones produced by the workers working in an intact roofed factory in Bristol or Detroit.

Volkswagen Berlin Factory.

Hard Work.

The modest products churned out by a war ravaged country became a sudden rage all around the world. The cute little machines were tough, reliable and cheap. But the people behind those elegant products did not have everything on their plates. Even after six months going into producing cars at a rate of 1000 per month which was impressive even by today’s standards, the car factory had to rely on a barter system where they sold newly finished cars for steel. For a nation with an economy that was predominantly run on American cigarettes, this factory became an inspiration for people who believed in a better future.

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Mahindra’s (not so straight) middle class dream:

February 22, 2007


Capt Cmonman: So tell me sergeant who killed lady Indigo: what is his name?

Sergeant M’nM: His name is Logan sir…. The brave Mr. Logan…

Capt: So well tell me more about this Logan fella?

Sergeant M’nM: We hear he was trained in Romania, Iran, USSR, Colombia…. But beware Capt… Once you see him you can never tell him he is from the European continent….he is just like one among us… sly little son of a bitch! His father is a war veteran from France and his mother is from Romania- daughter of a powerful communist leader who defied communism- bravest lady of Romania.

Capt: Well but its rather surprising…. Where did all the iDEAs and luminescence from Italy go? They were supposed to protect lady Indigo?

Sergeant M’nM: I suppose they are no longer in love with the lady Indigo! BTW …. I have news for you Capt- I am already married to Mr. Logan!

Capt: Sergeant what kind of ludicrous crap you are uttering? Oh…no you f@#$ a@# h*&% ….. Now I will have to start loving you both…. To be contd.

What happens when French tries to sell red wine to masses? Will it taste like water…. Hmm I don’t know but I know one thing for sure- if they sell cars for the masses it is bland. Their artistry in sheet metals and exotic award winning designs are in the back burner so is their Clio (Clio= Latin: Fame)!

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