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Old 07-12-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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German or Italian?

If you had the chance to work for any automaker in the world, would you work in Germany(Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW) or Italy(Ferrari,Lamborghini)?

I've just transferred to a University and I'm thinking about breaking into an engineering major/program. I've gotta choose a foreign language so I was thinking of these two. What do you think would be a better automaker/country to work for? Germany or Italy?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
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I would go w/ german.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: German or Italian?

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I would go w/ german.
I second this. because with the german cars you have more to choose from. now grant it the italians have VERY nice cars also. i just think it would be funnier to work on the german cars. also im sure it would be alot easier to get into that field verse the italian field. but whatever you choose, best of luck bro.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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Re: German or Italian?

Yeah German would be best because they make more cars that actually sell in volumes.
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Re: German or Italian?

Exactly, and it would take LOTS of time to get high up in a company like ferrari, or lamorghini.
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Exactly, and it would take LOTS of time to get high up in a company like ferrari, or lamorghini.
thats exactly what i was thinking..
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Re: German or Italian?

Also, German is a Anglo-Saxon language, much like English. But foriegn language is the least of your problems in a University Engineering program. Good luck with your Completely-Theoretical-Highly-Advanced-Beyond-Mere-Mortals-Calculaus-Logrithm-Math Class.
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Good luck with your Completely-Theoretical-Highly-Advanced-Beyond-Mere-Mortals-Calculaus-Logrithm-Math Class.
wow!!! lol
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Re: German or Italian?

In terms of languages, I have a preference for Italian, mainly because I travel there quite a bit and having a British passport more or less forbids me from learning German.....

In terms of where I would like to work, I would love to have a job at Lotus, TVR or Honda all sharing the desirability stakes. Failing these three, Renault is also a good place for young designers. Something about the current state of how the German and Italian brands are managed reeks of beaurocracy. The three I prefer (and Renault) seem to be more "free-thinking".

Then again, I am a designer, not an engineer.
If I were an engineer, my choices of jobs would still reside in the UK with Lotus and Mclaren being jobs of choice and strangely enough, TVR and Honda have a big office/studio here as well.
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Re: German or Italian?

In the Italian automotive industry, there is mainly the Group Fiat S.p.a. which sales Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. La Fiat Spa has also a majoritary participation in Maserati and Ferrari. Then for Lamborghini, the make has been bought by Audi (the German Group VAG).
If you're looking for a job, the german market is more open than the italian one alas. I just finished my studies and am looking for a job. I thought seriously to work in Italy because I love the country and I learned Italian, the problem is that to find a job there, either you have a very tough experience, or you know some people overthere having already gret jobs (relations....).
In Germany, you've many more Groups : BMW, VAG (Audi, Volkswagen), DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Wiesman (small), and also german makers owned by foreign companies : Opel (GM) and Ford (Ford !).

For the difficulty of the language (I speak Italian and German), I'd say that German is more difficult than Italian.... but I'm French, so speaking a latin language. For an English, I don't think taht there is a big difference.

Good luck though.
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Re: German or Italian?

Ja, I have to go with the majoritšt here and say I'd rather work in Deutschland. I like Italian cars ever so much, but here in the US, if you buy an Italian car, then youve just dropped like $90k (for like a Maserati) or $200k (for a Ferrari or Lambo) or more. A German car is more down to earth, but still a symbol or wealth (barring many VW's). German cars just have somthing about them that nobody else has, as do Italian cars. But in a purely objective situation such as this, my choice is Germany.
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Re: German or Italian?

There are also available Italian cars : Alfa Romeo (from 20 000euros to 100 000), Fiat (from 8 000 euros to 40 000) and Lancia (from 12 000 to 60 000).
For the US market, Alfa Romeo is going to come back after the end of the make in North America in the early 90's. This come back is announced for 2008.
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Re: German or Italian?

I was at the Philadelphia International Auto show this past weekend...and the new Mercedes CL550 just put butterflies in my stomach and made my mouth water. I've never seen anything as graceful or beautiful in my life save for an old Jaguar E-type they had at the dealership where I get my peice serviced. Where Mercedes fucked up by adding Bangleish styling to the new S-class, they corrected it with the new CL class. If only I had $180ish k.
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