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Post by GiveMeABreak » 22 Aug 2019, 09:40

That was 2½ years ago back in 2017 Neil! They've now bought them of course.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Aug 2019, 09:46

GiveMeABreak wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 09:40
That was back in 2017 Neil! They've now bought them of course.
Thanks Marc!

OOps first mistake of the day. I've been quoting Autocar a lot recently so I thought I would give them a rest and the BBC article cropped up never even checked the date asumed it was the same Story!

PSA are indeed currently turning a decent profit and a decent margin as reported by autocar today.

The motoring industry's winners and losers: 2019 edition

and PSA currently 2019
"Profit £3.01bn (+10.6%) | Revenue £34.9bn (-0.7%) | Sales 1.903m (-12.8%) (First-half figures) "

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 22 Aug 2019, 10:04

Yes, the new SUV ranges are surprisingly popular - versions of the C3, C4 and C5 , plus all the DS implementations and of course the Peugeot range of SUVs. Much nicer designs, higher up driving position and of course, being higher up from the road has to be good news for those on salty UK roads.

All this flying in the face of the latest from MPs saying we should ditch our cars! I'd love for them to try a local bus - no trains either where we are. The usual selfish city attitudes prevailing and lauding it on the rest of us.

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Post by myglaren » 22 Aug 2019, 10:35

GiveMeABreak wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 10:04
All this flying in the face of the latest from MPs saying we should ditch our cars! I'd love for them to try a local bus - no trains either where we are. The usual selfish city attitudes prevailing and lauding it on the rest of us.
Except them, naturally.

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Post by 405chap101 » 22 Aug 2019, 12:26

myglaren wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 10:35
GiveMeABreak wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 10:04
All this flying in the face of the latest from MPs saying we should ditch our cars! I'd love for them to try a local bus - no trains either where we are. The usual selfish city attitudes prevailing and lauding it on the rest of us.
Except them, naturally.
Yes! Just heard this news today, really boils my p*ss.

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Post by Michel » 22 Aug 2019, 16:14

GiveMeABreak wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 10:04

All this flying in the face of the latest from MPs saying we should ditch our cars! I'd love for them to try a local bus - no trains either where we are. The usual selfish city attitudes prevailing and lauding it on the rest of us.
You can imagine what I suggest they can go and do to themselves.

I'd happily use public transport if it were feasible. It's really not, anywhere but major cities.

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Post by Michel » 22 Aug 2019, 16:16

GiveMeABreak wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 10:04
Yes, the new SUV ranges are surprisingly popular - versions of the C3, C4 and C5 , plus all the DS implementations and of course the Peugeot range of SUVs. Much nicer designs, higher up driving position
I have to say, I really find driving the Xsara Picasso, with it's higher driving position and big airy cabin *much* nicer than the newer, faster, more economical and quieter Skoda Octavia. I'd be taking the Picasso to France next week if I could get cheaper breakdown cover for it - £80 for temp cover for 10 days. Skoda and Kawasaki are already on one policy that costs me £18 per month for Euro cover, I'm not shelling out another £80

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Aug 2019, 16:24

Well, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen recently using a low cost airline to fly (with their children) to Scotland;

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/royal-fa ... spartanntp

However, this is very unusual. Could you imagine what would happen if, for example, the Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition tried to regularly use public transport? They might get away with it, but it would be an enormous nightmare for the Security Services.

I cannot (for work) use public transport. I am a Field Service Engineer. I have no idea what I will be doing from day to day. Last Sunday I was in Brighton, Poole, and Windsor. Today I was in Hemel Hempstead and then Reading, tomorrow I will be in Carterton and Fleet (and maybe elsewhere), but I have no idea after then. Because of this I cannot use public transport.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Sep 2019, 21:10

On the global car industry front.....VW, henceforth from this day, have a new logo.

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Post by Paul-R » 09 Sep 2019, 21:54

Wow, that's so different and revolutionary.

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Post by mickthemaverick » 09 Sep 2019, 21:58

I bet VW paid someone like Saatchi & Saatchi £5million to come up with that!! :wink: :wink:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2019, 14:20

Snippet on the news about Wright buses, not the old service from Newcastle to the Keswick, but the New Routemaster builders from Northern Ireland. Seems like they are in "cash-flow" difficulties, and a prospective investor has just pulled out.

I would have thought it would be boom-time for Busmakers. City's all over the world wanting to get rid of the congestion of private cars.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49720546
"Wrightbus confirmed in July that it was seeking an investor or buyer as it faces cash flow problems.
Management apologised to staff, saying the news had been "leaked" to the media. Latest accounts show Wrightbus made a pre-tax profit of about £5m on turnover of more than £181m in 2017.

But its financial situation has deteriorated since then. It made two rounds of redundancies last year with 95 jobs going in February and June - which it said reflected continued low levels of demand for new buses in the UK market.
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Post by Gibbo2286 » 17 Sep 2019, 17:37

At over a quarter of a million quid each and few customers Neil it's a dodgy business unless the state subsidises the passengers and offers free rides.

I note there's some, maybe, good news for some of the Ford car workers in Bridgend today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49725825

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 17 Sep 2019, 19:20

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 21:10
On the global car industry front.....VW, henceforth from this day, have a new logo.

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That was a waste of time.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2019, 19:59

GiveMeABreak wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 19:20
That was a waste of time.
I'm guessing you mean the BBC journalism Marc :)

"Bridgend site set to produce Land Rover Defender-inspired 4x4 from Ineos" hold the front page!

"The exact location is around the Ford site but not on it and the US car manufacturer is not linked with the move."

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