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Archive | February, 2011

Peugeot-Citroen Rings Up Better Than Expected Profit

But Profitability Worsens, Casting Doubts Over Improved Forecast Peugeot-Citroen surprised investors with stronger than expected profits in 2010, but the company’s prediction that auto profits would increase again in 2011 was met with raised eyebrows. Investment bankers reckoned that European overcapacity, market fragmentation, pricing pressure from market leader VW, coupled with stagnant sales in Europe, […]

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New Renault Plan Less Ambitious, More Makeable

Leaked 5% Target Confirmed; Dacia Will Lead Third World Assault Lack Of Action To Integrate Nissan Irks Some Investors Deteriorating Auto Profits Push Big Responsibility Outside Europe  “At Renault, Nissan dividends and Turkish profits are going to be needed to keep France solvent”  Renault’s previous strategic plan turned into an embarrassing failure, so its latest […]

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Fiat 500 TwinAir review 2011

Fiat 500 New TwinAir review

Technology Fails To Deliver Even “Top Gear” Wonders How This Car Can Be Tax Exempt Fiat’s 68.9 Mpg Claim Turns Out To Mean Barely More Than 40 rating ** out of 5 For – cute, economical, cutting edge technology Against – fuel claims at least economical with the truth Here’s a puzzle. My Honda Jazz does about 40 […]

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Ford Focus review 2011

Ford Focus review

Will Dethrone VW Golf, For A While The Ford Which Thinks It’s A BMW, Or Maybe a Merc Prices Look Competitive, At First Glance rating ***** out of 5 For – handsome, high quality, drives well Against – prices dangerously close to premium competition quiet and fast highway cruiser, nimble and competent on back-roads JEREZ, Spain There must have […]

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