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    Post  Dan=) on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:37 am

    psbarham wrote:Sorry Dan, but ford is American, and their British HQ is Dagenham, and their European HQ is cologne in Germany.

    Vauxhall were either brought into by, or brought into Opel, which is why the German Vectras etc have Opel on them, the company as a whole is owned by GM who also own Holden and Saab.

    So Ford are American, and Vauxhall are English.
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    Post  GT on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:42 am

    he knows his stuff init dan lol
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    Post  GT on Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:14 am

    Mixed fortunes since 2000
    The closure of Vauxhall's Luton car building plant in March 2003 meant that the Ellesmere Port site was the only Vauxhall car plant remaining in Britain. General Motors also retained the former Bedford works in Luton for producing vans such as the Vivaro and the Movano. By 2007, the Ellesmere Port plant was employing 3,000 and received a boost with confirmation that the next generation Astra will be produced there from 2009.[citation needed]

    Ford passenger car production in the UK finished in 2002 after 90 years,[citation needed] although production of commercial vehicles continued at Southampton. The Dagenham site was switched from producing complete cars to producing diesel engines.[citation needed] Losses at Jaguar led to closure of the company's plant at Browns Lane Coventry in 2004.[citation needed] Spare capacity at Halewood allowed Land Rover Freelander production to be transferred there in 2006.

    MG Rover spent the early part of the 2000s investigating possible ventures with other carmakers in order to develop a new range of cars. Proposed links with foreign organisations including Malaysian carmaker Proton failed to materialise,[citation needed] and by late 2004 Chinese carmaker Shanghai Automobile had shown an interest in taking over the Longbridge-based firm - which was now hundreds of millions of pounds in debt.[citation needed] Talks broke down and the firm went into receivership in April 2005 with the loss of more than 6,000 jobs. Three months later, the firm's assets were purchased by another Chinese carmaker - Nanjing Automobile Group - and Longbridge partially re-opened over the summer of 2007 with an initial workforce of around 250 preparing to restart production of the MG TF which was relaunched in August 2008.

    Peugeot reduced output of the Ryton plant in the spring of 2001 when its 306 model was replaced by the French-built 307, leaving the 206 as the only model being built there.[citation needed] In April 2006 Peugeot closed its Ryton plant and moved 206 production to Slovakia.

    In 2007, Ford announced its intention to sell Aston Martin, and the company was bought by a British led Consortium backed by Middle East investors. Ford retains a small stake in the company and supplies components including engines.[citation needed] Ford also, in 2008, sold its Jaguar/Land Rover operation to Tata Motors of India.

    Some good news finally came in 2010, as Dutch carmaker Spyker Cars announced that they would move production from Zeewolde to Whitley, Coventry. This came at a time where uncertainties in the UK car industry were in large numbers.

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    Post  Danzul on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:46 am

    i can prmise you now though all my ford mags refer to ford as german.


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    Post  GT on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:59 am

    Danzul wrote:i can prmise you now though all my ford mags refer to ford as german.

    really? Embarassed
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    Post  Danzul on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:13 am

    yes why do you think was so sure ford was german.


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    Post  GT on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:30 am

    who owns mg
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    Post  Danzul on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:32 am

    rover was bought by mg and i think its GM


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    Post  GT on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:36 am

    soz that wat i ment GM not mg lolage lol!
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    Post  Danzul on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:39 am

    british


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    Post  psbarham on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:40 am

    GM or general motors are American, and own brands like Chevrolet, dodge, Pontiac etc

    MG are British, but are now owned by the Chinese I think
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    Post  Danzul on Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:45 am

    i seem to be on a roll here i think.... Embarassed


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    Post  GT on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:54 am

    lol looks like it lolage
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    Post  Dan=) on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:29 pm

    GT wrote:lol looks like it lolage
    lovin ur guy wit fro
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    Post  Danzul on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:31 pm

    what does fro mean???? fromage fria????


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    Post  Performance Lincs on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:33 pm

    Dan=) wrote:
    GT wrote:lol looks like it lolage
    lovin ur guy wit fro

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