Presidents, prime ministers, kings, and sheikhs mostly choose Mercedes, the most
representative German make. Contrary to all those, the German chancellor himself,
Gerhard Schröder, has decided to take no Mercedes and selected an Audi A8.
But in September 2002, the Bundestag [German parliament] elections will end up
the Audi era and Mercedes has no chance nevertheless. Even though the current
chancellor could be re-elected, he wont drive an Audi anymore. In this case, Herr
Schröder will chose the all new VW Phaeton. Certainly, a VW is not a breach
for a representative. Volkswagen means somewhat like īpeopleīs car` in the German
language. Says, driving the car of the people is considered suitable to get some
The rival Edmund Stoiber, currently prime minister of the Free State of Bavaria,
will certainly go a car made by the Bayrischen Motoren Werke (BMW), translated
Bavarian Motor Works. The favourite make of gangsters and American rappers
(and/or gangster rappers...!? :) ) is currently very popular at Germany īs youth
who doesnīt like its conservative parent īs car brand and avoids to take daddy īs
Benz. But Herr Stoiberīs policy is by far more conservative than Mercedes ever
could be - says, no extra scores for Stoiber even taking a progressive car like
the all new Seven.
Herr Schröder vs. Herr Stoiber, socialists vs. conservatives, Volkswagen vs.
BMW, and the winner will be the German motor industry īs reputation because all
the presidents, prime ministers, kings and sheikhs will be able to select from a
wider assortment of representative luxury saloons. Hard to make decisions being
a statesman in these times!