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&*^%$ China bought Volvo.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Auctioneer, Dec 23, 2009.

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    China bought Volvo from Ford. There goes another good car co down the drain.
     
  2. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Banned Supporting Vendor

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    Actually, Volvo was one of the few companies that Ford bought and brought down quality wise. I find it hard to believe that the Chinese could screw it up any worse than Ford did.

    JMHO!
     
  3. Pocatello

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    My first "new" car was a 1971 142S. I had more major problems with that car than the sum total of every car I have owned since. It was the quintessential lemon. If anyone could produce lower quality than that, they are truly creative.
     
  4. Auctioneer

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    I have to agree with you about Ford and Volvo. When they did buy Volvo I was not happy. I'm less happy with China having Volvo. I wanted a XC60 diesel if and when they came in the USA but now I don't know what I will feel comfortable with. I have had a 740 for about 15 years. It has 207,000 on it but sooner or later I will have to replace it. Its a good car and I will not be glad to see it go.
     
  5. smsnyder

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    More jobs down the tubes.
     
  6. Leo

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    I was thinking of an indirect benefit. With the American car companies getting away from all the foreign businesses they have been involved with, all they will have is their core business. If they just concentrate at making Domestic autos, maybe they will fingure out that they do not need all those thousands of high paid executives that do nothing but chase the secretary around anyway. By eliminating all that overhead, they will become profitable, like Chrysler was before the germans decided to bleed it dry. Once they become profitable they can quit bleeding the tax payers to make up for their foolish ways. The tax money we save will help us to buy their cars. Tax payers are happy in new cars. Happy taxpayers! Wow, think of the ramifications of that!!!!


    hey, don't bust my bubble, it's Christmas
     
  7. JACK

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    I drive GM. My wife drives Honda... Both good cars
     
  8. BIGDON

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    Made my Ford stock jump to over $10.

    Don
     
  9. 635 G

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    Well, Ford finally learned how to build a safe reliable car. Their new Taurus is based on the S-80 format. All their latest safety features are direct take offs from Volvo. By the way I'm over 300% on my Ford stock, too bad some of my others aren't doing as good. Will have to think agian about buying another Volvo unless I don't want the exhaust to smell like garlic sauce.

    Merry Christmas

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    Cup Holders AND Rice Cookers in the same vehicle? What's next?
     
  11. batman1004

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    why don't they buy winchester maybe they could bring back super targets paper's for $50.00 a flat since they can't produce a good target load batman
     
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