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Originally posted by cargo
Um, what happened to mwm1331's original post? Plus his profile doesn't seem to be working.
Originally posted by UK Wizard
I just checked, members and he's banned,
Originally posted by Croat56
um what was happening in this post? All Ive seen is like sminky replying to like 50 posts that I cant evan see
Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
One of those laughable vast American SUV things (what are they compensating for!? ) compared to a beautiful BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Bentley etc etc.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
Jaguar is owned by Ford
You have only listed 2 companies there (Bentley is owned by Audi)
much of a BMW guy as I am, the German cars have less and less of an edge each year.
I would HARDLY call the new BMWs beautifull, nor would I say ANY Audi is either.
They are all overpriced, and the proof is the dent that Japan auto makers have had in their sales.
BTW - the 'SUV thing' is for a purpose.
Some of us need to be able to transport things, thus we need a larger car with more cargo space.
I got rid of my BMW for a Jeep. Clearly a step down in 'fun factor' and prestige
quote: Originally posted by American Mad Man
Jaguar is owned by Ford
- Yes, I know and sadly Ford are running it into the ground as we speak. That's what these people sometimes do when they buy up competitors, they don't want to do anything but remove them from the market.
You'll also note that Ford has yet to produce the usual wobbly bloated US whale under the Jag badge, so for now, Jag is pretty much a European car, right?
I got rid of my BMW for a Jeep. Clearly a step down in 'fun factor' and prestige, but you know what - it is a lot less expensive to maintain, I can haul a boat around, and transport anything I need to (such as a nice big buck ). Much more functional for me at least.
Originally posted by ridcully
Well, I have to say Sminkey, that Ive thouroughly enjoyed this thread. I admit, sometimes your posts p**s me off (and I have trolled you, deliberately, in the past and I appologise unreservedly for that), but credit where its due, you've outdone yourself with this one. Bravo chap! Ive never voted before but you'll be getting my vote on this.
You do know how badly Ford are doing don't you? The only way they're staying afloat is by shafting their suppliers into the ground. For example, if Ford produce a new car, they expect their suppliers, to lay down tools, produce parts and supply them, then wait for 18 months at least after the vehicle has gone into full production to get paid. Tell me, how is any company supposed to live with terms like that? The fact is many can't, and have gone to the wall trying.
Plus the fact that they're a pile of crap. I'd never run another Ford even if I was given one