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McLaren Automotive provides cheer to the UK car industry
Graham Ruddick, 17:21, Sunday 25 July 2010
Britain's newest car manufacturer says it already has orders for "well over" a year's production delivering a boost to high-technology manufacturing in the country.

Bit of restricted market though at 250k a pop.

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I thought they were "only" £170 k?

BTW Subaru was caught selling a +2 year old car as "New" this week in Autocar, its seems it sat @ the docks for 2 years (as the market crashed) & then the owner found the brakes didn't work proply. He went on line with the Vin number & sussed his "New" car was over 2 years old......Subaru Uk said it was policy to buy in batches (Ha Ha Ha).............I notice the Mistsubishi are offering the "EVO" with 0% & have cut its prices.......

Factor in the dissapearance of 4X4's/BMW/Mercs etc & suddenly thing are starting to look like what they did before Blair & Brown came to power!

Mike

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The indigenous British motorcar industry died a long time ago, the final nail in the coffin being the dispatch of MG Rover by those awfully nice chaps from Nanjing Automotive.

Buy Blitish!

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http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/uk/default.aspx#/p11/explode

nice exploded view on their website.

Sales of such fantasy cars are clarkson porn & ultimately irrelevant.

The rest of us will soon be driving this type of thing at current econo /oil crunch speed

Time to get

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What amazes me is how stupid people must be to buy a brand new car in the first place.

You can pick up excellent second hand cars for £3000 now.

In actual fact I brought my current car 5 years ago for £1400 and it's been a delight to own.

£1400 is about 5 months depreciation on a average brand new car.

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What amazes me is how stupid people must be to buy a brand new car in the first place.

You can pick up excellent second hand cars for £3000 now.

In actual fact I brought my current car 5 years ago for £1400 and it's been a delight to own.

£1400 is about 5 months depreciation on a average brand new car.

But unless the stupid (as you called them) bought new cars there wouldn't be used bargains for you to delightfully own. Mock them too loudly and one day they'll wise up and then where will you be? :ph34r:

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But unless the stupid (as you called them) bought new cars there wouldn't be used bargains for you to delightfully own. Mock them too loudly and one day they'll wise up and then where will you be? :ph34r:

nothing quite like "new car smell"

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BTW Subaru was caught selling a +2 year old car as "New" this week in Autocar, its seems it sat @ the docks for 2 years (as the market crashed) & then the owner found the brakes didn't work proply.

It's not unusual for some cars to be stored for some time before sale, particularly during model change-over. The factory runs at full speed until the change-over then stop and is re-tooled for the replacement model. The cars already pre-built may take over a year to finally be sold.

Also it's not unusual for car manufacturers to get the stock/sales predictions wrong, and build for more of a particular spec than they needed. They'll sell them eventually, but it can take a while. You have to plan your build schedule months in advance, and the market changes very quickly. Most recently, white cars have become popular again... no idea why. Of course, if you schedule in a load of white cars now, no-one knows what will be popular in 6 months time.

Usually the cars as stored outside in big car parks near the dockside. There is a huge storage yard in zeebrugge storing cars for an array of manufacturer. If you order a car "from stock" and it's not a UK built vehicle, chances are it will come from there. They park a car ferry nearby and load the cars straight onto it.

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Guest sillybear2

nothing quite like "new car smell"

The smell of burning £50 notes comes close.

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The old "Scooby" (the one that was as good as a wet newspaper in a crash & the police stopped using) was popular. The new shape however is not very popluar & its weight (crash protection) has hurt its performance & MPG. Evo also doing badly, they cheap looking cars that cost BMW/MERC/AUDI money & you want that badge.....

Mike

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In actual fact I brought my current car 5 years ago for £1400 and it's been a delight to own.

Where did you 'bring' it from?

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