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Wirt
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Post Number: 47
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Redetroit
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 4:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is a win-win for both companies. In my opinion, Ford needs to concentrate on a smaller niche and this does not include luxury brands such as this. They also picked up nearly a billion dollars...money they definitely need right now.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aston Martin was a complete waste of money for Ford. It never should have bought it in the first place.
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Perfectgentleman
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 7:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rhymeswithrawk -

Amen
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Thejesus
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 1:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jaguar soon to follow
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Perfectgentleman
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can't think of one success story when a company like Ford or GM has bought out a niche brand. The main attraction to these cars is the cache` they have in the marketplace, which is destroyed once the buyers know the company is owned by GM or Ford.
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Thejesus
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hummer is one, but the only one I can think of
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Redetroit
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aston Martin had its best year in the company's history last year. In fact, it was the first time in 40 years they turned a profit. From selling double-digit cars in some years in the 90's, to selling 5,000 last year, I'd say they came a long way.
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Ednaturnblad
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 2:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sigh - I guess we'll never see the Aston Martin Fairmont that was planned. Hopefully this won't derail the introduction of the Volvo Granada...I've already got my order in!
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Kwesa864
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Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Saab?

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