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No Mergers, Takeovers For Peugeot

Growth In New Markets Likely To Be Undertaken With Partners. Idea That Family Control Might Be Diluted Takes A Beating. Peugeot isn’t about to merge with another big company like Fiat, Ford Europe or BMW, but will seek partners to maximise sales in new markets. Thierry Peugeot, chairman of the Peugeot supervisory board, had sparked […]

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Magna Hold On Opel Starts To Look Shaky

German Government Says Deal Could Be Reopened. Chinese Could Be Strong Bidders, Fiat Might Try Again. Just when you thought Opel/Vauxhall’s fate had been decided, cracks started to appear in the apparent consensus. The logic behind Magna of Canada’s bid for GM Europe’s Opel was always a bit difficult to follow. New GM Europe was […]

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Porsche Boxster review

  Gets High-Tech Automatic, Facelift More Powerful, More Frugal Engines The Ultimate Little Sports Car Pulls Way From Competition ***** out of 5 Grit Your Teeth When You Compare Base Price With “Extras”Porsche has freshened up its little Boxster roadsters for 2009, tweaking the bodywork and adding more power, and economy, to the petrol engines. It […]

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Toyota Will Struggle To Restore Previous Profit

Failure To Raise Production In U.S. Induced Foreign Currency Hit. Toyota Neglected Small Affordable Cars, Quality Ratings. Toyota’s spectacular fall from grace as it chased GM’s poisoned chalice of crown as the world’s biggest car maker continues to roil investors. Toyota lost $4.6 billion in the year ended March 2009, and expects to almost double […]

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Audi R8 V10 review 2009

Audi R8 V10 review

If You Think The Audi R8 Lacks Poke, You’ll Love The RB V10 Amazing Performance, Handling Beautiful, Hand-built Luxury Slingshot ***** out of 5 GRANADA, Spain The last thing that needs improving on Audi’s amazing looking mid-engined, four-wheel drive supercar flagship R8, you would think, is its performance. After all, the original 4.2 litre V8 direct injection […]

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Mazda 3 review

Solid, Well Priced Competitor In VW Golf Sector Lighter, More Fuel Efficient; Much Standard Equipment Styling Looks On The Busy Side **** out of 5 “slashes down the sides suggested recently demised Chris Bangle of BMW may have been moonlighting at Mazda” WICK, Scotland Mazda launched the new Mazda3 from a base in the extreme North East […]

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Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed review

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed review

Dream Car Massive Price, Running Costs Won’t Phase Target Buyers Amazing Performance, Cosseting Luxury, Beautiful Workmanship **** out of 5 Recession Has Thinned Market, MPs Won’t Be Buying Now Either “a confusing cacophony of bings and bongs, which might start to mean something after a few weeks of ownership” “maybe a well-trained chauffeur is essential to […]

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