Why is there almost no Aftermarket Volkswagen Logo products?
Its a supply and demand thing. There's not much demand for VW stuff in the US, as its not really high on the automotive sales charts. Other than enthusiasts for the classic VW's, and a few people who don't mind paying an extra $10K for a car similar to the japanese, korean, or domestic models, no one buys VW's.
Toyota, ford, Chevy, Dodge, corner probably 80% of the market between them, and as such have tons of 3rd party vendors asking for licensing deals with them to slap their logo on random bits of clothing, and other merchandise. If VW ever came up with anything that could compete on the NASCAR circuit, that would be the day WalMart would start carrying pre-shreded VW Jeans Jackets, with built in bottle openers on the lapels, and "Larry the Cableguy" sleeveless flannel shirts bearing the VW logo.read more collapse
@waltertangofoxtrot: I am aware that if you look on the internet you can find lots of VW marketed merchandise, and also find collectable and used genuine VW logo stuff. But I do not see much 3rd party knock off cheaply priced stuff like you see for other car makers like the US car makers, even Toyota and Scion, BMW and others have a big 3rd party aftermarket. It seems VW may sue or go after people that manufacture products with their Logos. The merchandise avalible from dealerships is very very costly.read more collapse
I'm not saying NASCAR is a worthwhile sports venue for most modern cars, but its what the masses watch in this country... you might have luck importing VW swag from the Eurozone, where VW competes on road circuits, and rally courses more, but its not something you're going to find outside of a VW dealer, or a european import tuner shop, and all of that will likely be overpriced.read more collapse
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