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Re: Mercedes Kangoo????

The profit margins on commercial vehicles is so tight, I can understand why that is.

If half the cars bought new, as for fleets/leasing, that percentage increases to around 80-90% for vans.

Such buying power reduces profit potential, which in turn affects how viable a segment may be to invest in.

A side benefit is the reduction in the price of spares - I have a Ducato, which shares parts with the Boxer & Relay - so if any parts (especially secondhand) are needed, I have a wealth of choice.

So its not all bad.


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