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My boss is in the process of importing an Austin Healey 3000 from America,so once the E-type is finished,guess what Lags next job is.......

I thought BMW still owned the Healey name and were intending to use it on future sports cars.....which would have been better than one made in China.:rolleyes:
 

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It's hard to know who owns what now in the shambles left behind by Rover Crazy eh.


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BMW got the one thing that they wanted and got rid of the rest!.A Mini Traveller is on it's way,as is a pick up and van apparently.

They must be laughing,especially as they might get Land Rover back for a bargain price..........
 

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BMC,BL,Austin Rover, Rover - whatever they called themselves shot themselves in the foot so many times - it was amazing anything was left.

So many people hungry for power, so much in-fighting - and the cars were under-developed [email protected].

Market forces aren't always wrong.

Paul:)
 

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Hey , i work at land rover and it's a very very worrying time for all .
BRING BACK BMW !!! FAT CHANCE !

Jag don't make money !
Land Rover makes millions EVERY YEAR !

WHO WANTS JAG WITHOUT THE CARROT.......NO-ONE !

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Hey , i work at land rover and it's a very very worrying time for all . I can fully appreciate that.

Jag don't make money ! And with their olde world styling, and out of touch product range, probably never will - there just isn't that many fifty-plus buyers who wouldn't choose German.
Land Rover makes millions EVERY YEAR ! Yes, but its only with the launch of the current Discovery and Freelander that the products aren't at the bottom end of the warranty/customer satisfaction tables.

WHO WANTS JAG WITHOUT THE CARROT.......NO-ONE ! Mercedes Benz springs to mind, since they have seperated from Chrysler/Jeep. But they would probably want both companies.

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As industry/commerce becomes more globalised, market forces/exchange rates take more importance. Its becoming more apparent that there will be three types of automotive company; The large global conglomerate; The added-value niche player; and partnerships between the first two.
At the end of the day, its the industrial equivalent of survival of the fittest - and nature can be pretty cruel at times.

Paul
 
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