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Archive | October, 2013


Alfa Romeo 4C review

4C Light-Weight Sports Car Must Lead Alfa Romeo’s Revival. By End 2014, Expect A 4C Targa With Removable Carbon Fiber Roof. “masterpiece, or  unique, like an Italian hand-made shoe”. Car manufacturers are famous for the unashamed hyperbole they employ when touting the qualities of their new cars, but Alfa Romeo’s description of its new 4C […]

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Ford Europe May Break-Even A Year Earlier Than Expected

“Europe losses have shrunk significantly excluding restructuring, raising the possibility of a near-breakeven result in 2014” Some investors are lauding Ford Europe’s latest results as a sign that the worst is over for the continent’s loss-making mass car manufacturers, and that it might beat projections and break-even by 2015. It’s true that the slump in […]

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Nissan Note review

Face-Lift Adds High Tech, Safety, Utility Features. Plenty Of Standard Stuff, Excellent Value. Has To Be To Compete In This Sector. “All 3 (engine choices) come with the usual unbelievable claims for fuel economy. The diesel engine is said to achieve an average 79.5 mpg” For – looks good, much equipment, well made. Against – […]

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Renault Avantime luxury

Ford, Renault, Peugeot Luxury Challenge Looks Doomed

“Disasters like Vel Satis, Avantime showed this didn’t work. The whole process is littered with failure. And people want to repeat the failures?” Europe’s tentative recovery after reaching 20-year car sales lows ought to promise hope for ravaged bottom lines, but some mass manufacturers seem determined to jeopardise their already rocky finances by reverting to […]

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China, French Bailout Reported For Peugeot-Citroen

Family, GM Would See Interests Diluted. Conflicting Holdings In China Might Undermine Deal. Does This Mean Peugeot-Citroen Can’t Meet Financial Targets? Peugeot-Citroen shareholders ran for the exits after reports the financially sick company will be bailed out by a French-Chinese combination. The shares dropped about 10 per cent over a couple of days when unconfirmed […]

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