March 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm #71996
It is a disaster for anyone to lose their job and we have heard of many being told they face a period on the dole.
Initially i thought Motability could maybe reduce the AP on British made cars, making them, hopefuly, a bargain on the scheme but this will probably be against fair competition rules.
Would anyone favour a British car just because its made here, or would that be unrealistic?
March 8, 2019 at 10:57 pm #72004
Which “British” cars exactly?March 9, 2019 at 2:37 am #72007
Made in Britain
MINI – MINI, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman, in Cowley, Oxford
Honda – Civic and CR-V in Swindon
Toyota – Auris, Auris hybrid and Avensis in Burnaston, Derbyshire
Nissan – Juke, Qashqai, Note and Leaf and Infiniti Q30 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Jaguar – F-Pace and XE in Solihull, and F-type, XJ, XF and XE in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
Land Rover – Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque in Halewood, Merseyside, and Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Land Rover Defender in Solihull, West Midlands
Vauxhall – Astra at Ellesmere Port and Vivaro van in Luton
Ford stopped building cars in the UK in 2002 and vans (Transits) in July 2013 but continues to manufacture engines in Bridgend and Dagenham and transmissions in Halewood.March 9, 2019 at 4:44 am #72008
This is basically a “brexit debate” in disguise, not much point in that.March 9, 2019 at 7:18 am #72012
Honda are pulling out of Swindon, due to non-brexit reasons, so that ones off the list.
I think it’s very unrealistic, the government should be doing more/something to retain and incentive more cars being built in Britain – it’s not down to the buyers to try and make them stay.
Do we favour UK Lamb to New Zealand? Just an example that consumers go through a decision process when buying anything, quality, price….. origin is normally further down the list.March 9, 2019 at 8:41 am #72014
Hi all, people of a certain age were brought up on New Zealand lamb!
We weren’t aware of the politics years ago as we are today. Governments get persuaded, its called lobbying or bribing I’m confused. Depending on this persuasion companies move production around the globe. It’s true of cars, socks, electronics etc. We just get left with what is presented to us.
Regards, wonkyMarch 9, 2019 at 9:01 am #72017
I deliberately tried to ‘Buy British’ six years ago to balance the fact that my DH’s car is German. Then I discovered my Vauxhall GTC had’t even been built at Ellesmere Port, as I had assumed, but in Poland. :\March 9, 2019 at 9:06 am #72018
Oh, you mean “made in britain” I think the mini is going abroad soon also I read somewhere and nissan has cancelled their expansion plans for up north and may be pulling out altogether, so only issue is the fact that they are made here, not that the profits go to the foreign companies that own all those british cars!March 9, 2019 at 10:24 am #72021
Well that’s answered that question………… I take it we don’t.March 9, 2019 at 10:35 am #72024
There’s no such thing as a ‘British car’. Most cars are made with parts from Europe.March 9, 2019 at 10:41 am #72025
Just my 2 pence worth..
I think our current Gov and the the ones before it over the past 20/30 even 40 years have been too weak and short sighted to secure the best deals and future for us all
They are too busy fighting amongst themselves, trying to keep their jobs or make a name for themselves that the country and its opportunities have went right down the pan
Whether you voted leave or stay or don’t even care its clear that the witch and her team who are in charge are just so weak and incompetent at negotiating that has now left us in the sorry state we are in now.
It could have been a great opportunity for the country if the right people were in charge to negotiate, but May and her team are nothibg but idiots, dangerous idiots at that
The amount of projects and Gov Depts ie HS2, NHS that just waste money when the funding for basic services is cut is beyond insanity its suicidal the amount of super rich companies and individuals who get away paying practically zero is unforgivable whilst small businesses and individuals struggle to makes ends meet
One Ray of light for me is that I’m just glad that I don’t have kids that are growing to grow up in this ludicrous gender neutral snowflake, social media driven,, hypocritical and down right depressing society
Things could be so much different if the people in charge made some right hard but sensible decisions and law changes for the good of us all before it’s too late
Anyways happy weekend folks 😭😂March 9, 2019 at 10:43 am #72027
As soon as Morgan are put on Motability I’ll be first in the queue…there are no proper British makes anymore.March 9, 2019 at 10:46 am #72028
And breathe……………. Bet you feel better for that Winston lol.March 9, 2019 at 10:52 am #72029
Yep sure do Brydo lol
Maybe today doesn’t seem too bad after all haha 😂March 9, 2019 at 10:54 am #72030
Better out than in my friend.March 9, 2019 at 11:16 am #72033
Persuader – as of sometime next month the Majority Stake of the Morgan Motor Company will be owned by a pan-European company called ‘Investindustrial’.
Their website describes the company:
“Founded in 1990 out of an industrial group and with €6.8 billion of raised fund capital, Investindustrial is one of Europe’s leading independent investment groups focused on taking control positions predominantly in Southern European medium-sized companies that are leaders in their fields.
“Investindustrial has a team of more than 100 professionals representing fifteen nationalities who are based across its offices in Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Luxembourg, and China.”March 9, 2019 at 11:19 am #72034
Georgie, I didnt know that. Wow.
So, shall we lobby for McClaren to be made available?March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am #72035
Definitely. Though I fear overall performance might be affected by the wheelchair bungeed to the roof.March 9, 2019 at 11:42 am #72036
Well that’s answered that question………… I take it we don’t.
Not really, has it. If you decide for yourself that you want to do that, nobody is stopping you. But trying to establish some form of moral responsibility is frankly a little ridiculous.
There’s no “we” or “us” here, and i don’t agree that there should be either, because the second someone criticises someone else for not buying “a car made by a bloke” we’re in Daily Mail “Traitors!” territory. And i’d like to think that “we” are better than that.
Definitely. Though I fear overall performance might be affected by the wheelchair bungeed to the roof.
Just wait for the inevitable SUV that’s coming eventually. Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari – they’re all doing them at one point or another. Usually they’re ugly as sin, but alas.March 9, 2019 at 12:05 pm #72037
I’m not sure I would go for British unless Motability were to have a positive AP where they give me £1,700 for taking the car for 3 years. 😀March 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm #72039
Rene – “Just wait for the inevitable SUV that’s coming eventually. Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari – they’re all doing them at one point or another. Usually they’re ugly as sin, but alas.”
They’ll have to be available under the 200bhp cap, though.March 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm #72048
Rene nothing about Brexit in my post, just a question to see if there was any way we could help the thousands of British people who will soon be out of work.
No hidden agenda.
We have a Mantra on the forum that there are no stupid questions only questions that are not asked.
You have ridiculed my question but I am thick skinned and can take it, but if I am a lurker, reading posts on the forum but not sure if I should take the plunge with my first post, and I read your reply, I would have second thoughts.
People who post new thread’s are the life blood of the forum so let’s not dissuade anyone from doing so.March 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm #72054
Yes, when can I pick my Aston Martin up 🙂March 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm #72064
Apologies Winston, I didn’t get there soon enough – post has of course been deleted.March 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm #72066
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Don’t be daft Trev, you, Pops, JS etc all have a life to lead, yous can police this place 24/7</p>
Any numpty can post on here lol
That guy has posted bile like that on and off for years eh?
I obv should apologise for the language I used but I figured he deserved it and it was after the watershed 😂March 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm #72067