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What did you love best about Faster, Higher, Farther?
The research quality is excellent, and the author does not leap to conclusions that aren't fact based. There are some highly technical areas that are overly simplified, but I suppose that keeps non-engineers engaged in the book. The tension and drama of the Porsche and Piech families is brought out in an insightful way.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Clearly, Ferdinand Piëch is the main focus of this book.
Any additional comments?
I have owned and driven at least one VW since 1971. I've built and rebuilt several air cooled (Ghia, Thing, Dune Buggy) and enjoy my '74 Thing and '91 Vanagon camper. My wife enjoyed our '06 Passat VR6 4mo wagon and '11 Tig. My work car is a '14 TDi SEL. In between, there were other cars I try to forget.<br/><br/>The company has been late to the US market in so many ways, and de-contented their US made vehicles below my point of interest. I love the drive and feel of their vehicles, and this book explained how they came off the rails. It will be a steep hill for them to climb in the US.
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I enjoyed learning about this German powerhouse and it’s relationship to famous events, people and places. The financial aspects of Porsche vs Volkswagen was surprising and the maneuverings in the stock market were ingenious. Very entertaining and informative.