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Uk Home Car Production Allocation Down 21.1%

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http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&ar...&action=article

LONDON (AFX) - Total car production in the UK in the three months to 2006 fell by 2.0 pct on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared with the previous three months, official figures showed today.
The office for National Statistics said production for the home market increased by 2.6 pct, while production for the export market fell by 3.4 pct.
Compared with the same period a year ago, car production was down 10.2 pct, with
production allocated for the home market down 21.1 pct
and production for the
export market 5.8 pct lower.

Little wonder our car industry is shutting down? Recession looms larger as each day passes.

Tick tock, tick tock :o

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Oh that's good then 'cos cars are bad nasty things.

This Government will approve. Is bus and train production up?

Glass of elderflower cordial in celebration anyone?

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Oh that's good then 'cos cars are bad nasty things.

They're only nasty when Gordon isn't collecting lots of tax from them. The government would collapse if we all started using buses and trains, they'd lose around 10% of their tax income.

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They're only nasty when Gordon isn't collecting lots of tax from them. The government would collapse if we all started using buses and trains, they'd lose around 10% of their tax income.

Sounds like a plan to me. I've been doing that for years.

NDL

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With Oil costing so much i think they should be giving us cars for free

They're only nasty when Gordon isn't collecting lots of tax from them. The government would collapse if we all started using buses and trains, they'd lose around 10% of their tax income.

Wrong

These tossers running the country will charge a pavement tax if we all walked to work

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What major cars that sell here are made here and how close are they to replacement or has production been slowed to allow replacement

Honda Civic - new one out so lines had to be replaced - less of old one sold everywhere

Honda Accord - facelifted so sales slower on old one last year

Nissan Primera - reliable taxi and unwanted except at giveaway prices (you could buy a new one for less than £8K last year)

Nissan Micra - sells OK but not exactly at big margins

Toyota Corolla - sales slow but due a new one soon

Toyota Avensis - yawn - stolid at best - sales stable but never set the world outside Bradford alight

MGR down the pan - well that was obvious - and as for those who think cars wil ever be produced there again (except maybe that 12 year old Metro based MGTF) they have got to be joking

Jaguar X type - would you really - with your own money on a car that's not going to be replaced

Jaguar S Type - are you fatter than a man who buys an X type - the next one is stunning by the way - but this one's 7 years old

Jaguar XJ - sales on the floor - look at it and weep

Jaguar XK - Jordan was at school when it came out and so just replaced so of course sales fell

Peugeot 206 - older than the hills themselves and around since 1998 - problems there well documented

Ford/Vauxhall DO NOT make any cars in the UK.

TVR/Lotus/Aston and the rest - don't really make enough cars to count anyway.

That leaves Land Rover - Freelander - hilarious piece of crap - and with the 4 and V6s engines coming from MGR and being 9 years old, it's always going to be lose sales

RR Sport - selling in numbers, but these are small numbers at £40K plus

RR - like RR Sport only more honest, it's not sporty - same issue.

of course sales are down - as much to do with product cycles and MGR failing as anything else - take out the collapse of MGR and you get rid of half the deficit

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Jaguar X type - would you really - with your own money on a car that's not going to be replaced

Jaguar S Type - are you fatter than a man who buys an X type - the next one is stunning by the way - but this one's 7 years old

Jaguar XJ - sales on the floor - look at it and weep

Jaguar XK - Jordan was at school when it came out and so just replaced so of course sales fell

That leaves Land Rover - Freelander - hilarious piece of crap - and with the 4 and V6s engines coming from MGR and being 9 years old, it's always going to be lose sales

RR Sport - selling in numbers, but these are small numbers at £40K plus

RR - like RR Sport only more honest, it's not sporty - same issue.

of course sales are down - as much to do with product cycles and MGR failing as anything else - take out the collapse of MGR and you get rid of half the deficit

I run a corporate dept selling these, and most of the loss of production can be put at the door of Gordon brown in a different way - with the company car tax laws that meant if you had a EU4 approved diesel (with a fancy particulate filter in the exhaust) registered by 31 dec 2005, you kept the extra 3% discount on your tax bill, worth about £900 over 3 years to the driver of the average £20k car, and as all cars had to be EU4 compliant by 1st Jan 2006, the tax beak was removed.

This had the effect of any company car driver changing in the first quarter of 2006 pulling his order forward to get the car in 2005. We had a record breaking last 4 months of 2005, and were expecting a big slowdown this year - and got it.

Numbers fairly steady now though so can't complain, retail is down by about 5%, but that was expected too.

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Of course sales are down - as much to do with product cycles and MGR failing as anything else - take out the collapse of MGR and you get rid of half the deficit.

Indeed. For all they stick they take, people forget that at the time of MGR's demise the MG TF was the UK's biggest selling roadster and the ZR the UK's biggest selling hot hatch. During the short post-BMW years they flogged 40,000 and 80,000 of them respectively — not penny numbers.

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These tossers running the country will charge a pavement tax if we all walked to work

As a friend of mine once said... "This government won't be happy until we're all living in tin huts... and then they'll tax the rust".

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I run a corporate dept selling these, and most of the loss of production can be put at the door of Gordon brown in a different way

Numbers fairly steady now though so can't complain, retail is down by about 5%, but that was expected too.

I know more of the numbers out of PAG than I should - the X Type has not washed its face even allowing for the huge refit grants and is dead not to be replaced, the S Type only gets close because of platform sharing and the XJ is the reason that the entire US Led marketing team should be shot. How could they **** up the perception of the market that badly. You take the best technical product and you dress it in tweed.

Jaguar geared to the US then its marketing goons ballsed up and then they forgot about Europe and sales there...

As for LR, it's not making that much money - huge costs to absorb - surprisingly Volvo is making potloads globally

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The XJ is the reason that the entire US Led marketing team should be shot. How could they **** up the perception of the market that badly. You take the best technical product and you dress it in tweed.

Especially as they couldn't have failed to notice the result when BMW did exactly the same thing with the Rover 75. :rolleyes:

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