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Old 8th May 2006, 10:43   #16
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Hello Mr.RR , why is porsche still selling ? Its a supercar . Heard of MacLaren they too are supercar Manufacturers .in addition they do design engines & chasis for contracts. Another thing is to start a car company the finance required is massive . You need al division of mangement to work in unison . If every one them does the job assigned to them the company will stay green or else .......they will follow others footsteps to grave.
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But there was a problem, actually. Ian Callum's first design for Jaguar only debuted 4 or so years after he joined, because the design for the XJ, X-type had been set by the previous designer (I forget his name, his untimely death prompted a replacement).
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Morgan - they have focussed on one car and one segment, no expansion plans but they turn a healthy profit and monitor supply/demand equation

TVR - Great scary cars but unreliable, painful to own and run and they made nearly every part includingthe AJ6 engine. Coupled with infighting, lax controls - a recipe for disaster
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Somewhere I remember reading that the main problem GM is facing is unions and huge cost in employee pensions and such schemes.


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Devarshi, islero, maxbhp.. Great write ups! I really feel sorry for GM... the chevy V8...
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Morgan - they have focussed on one car and one segment, no expansion plans but they turn a healthy profit and monitor supply/demand equation

They reportedly had a waiting list of about 4 years for the Plus 8 and 4/4 models. They had to bring it down for the new Aero 8, because they couldnt possibly make impatient Americans wait.

And one more thing. Companies like Caterham survive by having second-hand car dealerships in the backyard of their factory where they sell second-hand Caterhams after refurbishing them.
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