One of the penalties global auto makers pay for their far-flung operations is being unmindful of the market pressures of individual countries they sell vehicles in. Such is the case with Porsche. Much to their chagrin, Porsche President and CEO Wendelin Wiedeking recently lashed out at executives of Porsche’s U.S. arm for offering 52,000 members of its Porsche Car Club a $1,000 incentive off the purchase of an ’02 Boxster. The incentive was announced in July. Wiedeking was especially ...

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