Everybody at Volkswagen hated that car. It had the wrong shape. At the time, a true Volkswagen was round. This thing was boxy with harsh corners. It had the wrong engine. A true Volkswagen was air-cooled, this one was cooled with—ughh—water. The engine was in the wrong spot. A true Volkswagen ha[d] the engine in the rear, this one had it up front. It was designed by the wrong people. A true Volkswagen was designed by Volkswagen engineers. This one was engineered by people from Audi, that strange little Bavarian company Volkswagen had acquired from Mercedes a few years before.
Bye bye, Mondeo Three Mondeos in two episodes of Alarm für Cobra 11 destroyed—‘Schlangennest’ and ‘Engel des Todes’. Meanwhile, they kept the old Vectra Cs in service.
Volles Risiko There was a subtle change last week (September 6) with the italicization of some of the credits (from Compacta to Compacta Italic) on Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei. It was the ﬁrst clue that the opening credits would be edited for the 2012–13 season. With the full credits airing this week (September 13), my suspicions were conﬁrmed: new footage was edited in to the opening.