Volkswagen Suffers Beigekrieg Blow As Americans Want Un-Shitty CarsMatt Hardigree9/09/13 9:20amFiled to: The Morning ShiftTMSElon MuskTeslaVolkswagenDacia Duster2231EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?Advertisement1st Gear: We Love To Say We Told Ya So Volkswagen going after a lager market with cheaper, larger cars makes good sense. It does. Many people here may not like it, but there's no reason why a Volkswagen can't fit two people in a back seat (vertically or horizontally).Volkswagen going after cheaper cars by over-decontenting their cars (i.e. taking out the good stuff) was not smart. We called it the Beigekrieg and wondered if it was a smart long-term strategy.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.