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Re: Importing Laguna Coupe from France or Germany

Oh, they'll be up-to-date models, but it just seems such a folly to remove oneself from a larger market, yet still have the same (or possibly increased) overheads.

Manufacturers negotiate discounts from component suppliers based upon the order volume, so to reduce the volume of those parts required; means Renault has to pay more for each item. Then of course there are the marketing & brochure costs apportioned to a smaller number of vehicles, etc, etc.

More madness in the method, than method in the madness - IMO.

Well, who knows - the next step will be to remove themselves from Eire, and still sell RHD models on the Isle of Man & Channel Islands...


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