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Old 06 August 2006, 12:18   #231
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The current probelms of Ford and GM are not measured in a few thousand quid, Codders but BILLIONS of us$. LR contribution is but a drop in the ocean.
True but if you are in deep sh** then selling off one of the bits that DOES make money doesn't make any sense, and anybody who gets into selling assets to pay off short term debts is not going to last long at all....

It would be a shame if Ford sold them though. There has been a lot more positive influence under Ford than BMW ever managed, they just didn't understand LR at all.
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Ford are panicking because they've just been outsold in the USA by Toyota.
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True but if you are in deep sh** then selling off one of the bits that DOES make money doesn't make any sense

You dont find "billions" overnight. The debt is gigantic and will not be solved in the near term ( 24 months). Stock will plummet ( actual) . Selling LR will solve the short term .. maybe. But the overriding problem is that Ford/GM do not have products that can compete with the likes of Toyota, et cie.You dont solve that overnight.Selling LR is just to stay solvent....

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Old 06 August 2006, 12:55   #234
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How do I buy a bit of Mother Russia then ?

Biggs - you should never have sold off your Tzarist - Romanov bonds in the first place. We told you that one day they would be worth a fortune.....

Tip: buy stock in BP. They seem to know where to place their bets. Advoid Shell

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Err no not quite - notice I also mentioned Ladas??? I am talking about the OLD Skodas like the Estell and Rapide or something - Cold War crap the lot of them!!!

I had an Octavia and a Superb on hire for a while and they were nicer than the Passat!!!
I havnt seen one of these cars for 20 years, are you suggesting that the survey group were wrong 20 years ago or are still wrong 20 years later, most Taxis I see are diesel Octavias ,has anyone ever been in a Freelander taxi or Landrover Disco?


There are several 7 seater Pajero taxis in Dublin and I jest you not
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I think Ford would be stupid in the extreme to sell off LR with the money it's making them.

The current probelms of Ford and GM are not measured in a few thousand quid, Codders but BILLIONS of us$. LR contribution is but a drop in the ocean.

Here is a line of thought to you a great thinker......

The oil reserves of 'Russia' exceed those of Saudi. Arabia. Coupled with oil at 70$ a barrel- that means that 'russia' will amass unblievable captital assetts & cash. So what Karl Marx failed to do with ideology and Stalin and his descendents with violence - good old western capitalism will propel 'russia' to undrempt of power/ So all that money will be floating around looking for a home. Where else... but to buy up defunct western industry lock stock and barrel..So be prepared that the Russians will own Ford, GM, all the football clubs,harrods, ect, ect..... and there is nothing that anybody can do about it as they will be the ones with the bucks or should I say euros?.

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I think you will find LRs profits were a bit more than a few thousand quid!!!

As to the oil price at $70 a barrel I just can't believe Bush and Blair's stupidity . Who benefits the most by their antics? Iran and Russia. Who suffers the most? The US and Britain!!!

Agree about BP - their power is amazing. The World's longest pipeline - BP. The biggest oilfield in the US - BP. The list is endless!!!
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Who benefits the most by their antics? Iran and Russia. Who suffers the most? The US and

You aint got it have you Codders??- its just a ploy to get the Israelies to attack Iran and Syria i,e to do the US's job as they are too tied down in Iraq.

Russia can sit on the sidelines at the moment becaause thet are also bogged down with the Checkens. When you look at like this it makes sense.


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The World's longest pipeline - BP. The biggest oilfield in the US - BP. The list is endless!!!

Have herad that BP have probems with their pipeline out of Prudo Bay.. Sludge in the pipes.. which Ribster hasn't had the same problems??

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The World's longest pipeline - BP. The biggest oilfield in the US - BP. The list is endless!!!

Have herad that BP have probems with their pipeline out of Prudo Bay.. Sludge in the pipes.. which Ribster hasn't had the same problems??

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Yes and the oil price has jumped by $7 just because of it - absolutely stupid - jittery markets is not the word for it - normally things like this happen it doesn't even make the news!!!
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Did anybody see the article today in the Irish Times motoring section,

The article was about buying second hand Pajeros, however towards the end of the article 4x4 capabilities came into it, the authour spoke about Pajero this, and Pajero that and then when comparing it to a Landrover, described Landrover as " Tempermental".
I have a good mind to write to the Irish Times , if the are going to write an article, at least get the wording right, they were far too easy on the Landrover IMHO
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