Chicken Tax Makes Trucks Expensive and Unavailable

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  1. Aptrgangr nulla crux, nulla corona

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    Chicken Tax Makes Trucks Expensive and Unavailable

    The other day my daughter, who is moving to Canada, and I were car-hunting at a Volkswagen dealership. During our conversation with a salesman, he told us that the Australian VW sells a superb high-end pickup truck called an Amorak that is not sold in Canada or the United States.

    "Why not?" I asked. "That," said the salesman, "is a long story. Google Volkswagen and Chicken Tax to get the answer.”

    I did and here is what I discovered. (...)

    https://fee.org/articles/chicken-tax-makes-trucks-expensive-and-unavailable/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

    Sure, but what makes trucks even more expensive is income, sales and value added taxes. Why is everybody just moaning about tariffs without tackling the real issue?
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  2. Neil Pye Forum Veteran

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    Was there really such thing as a "light" pickup truck in 1963?
  3. billy_boatrocker Micro-Aggressor

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    VW makes cars that get 180 mpg........ that are not sold in Canada or the US.

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