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by Trojan
Thu May 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan

Dashnine wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:55 pm
A ‘wet source’? Had they fallen in Geraldines Folly at Gaydon?

Sir Humphrey-irony: wet source = one that's leaking :)

Anyway, final post from me as the finance deal is up. Best of luck to all.
by Trojan
Wed May 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan

Five years ago Reuters and the Sunday TImes quoted a wet source at JLR who claimed that the company planned to reduce costs by £4.5 billion pounds while ramping production to build 1 million cars a year by the end of 2020 (Leap 4.5). This strategy failed spectacularly and sales finally went into rev...
by Trojan
Tue May 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: 2nd hand 2016 Disco Sport
Replies: 42
Views: 4888

Re: 2nd hand 2016 Disco Sport

sandbox wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:21 pm
All modern DPFs work the same.
Not this one.
by Trojan
Tue May 26, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan

In similar circumstances Virgin Atlantic was told: "Come back and speak to us when you have convinced private capital markets that you have a viable business in which to invest." Like Virgin, JLR is a loss-making business with huge debts to service. Today it has less than £3 billion in cash but that...
by Trojan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Cheat device EDC17
Replies: 45
Views: 29768

Re: Cheat device EDC17

Interesting submission to the Government Transport Select Committee made by VW and Audi owners on the effects of running their EU5 and EU6 diesels after the EDC17 cheat software had been disabled. When this was written 49% of owners identified as "too distrustful" to have the VAG software update in...
by Trojan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Rav4
Replies: 57
Views: 17928

Re: Rav4

The affected engine castings were made by Toyota Bodine Aluminum, Inc. 301 James Lawrence Rd, Jackson, TN 38301 Telephone: 731-265-5500 between September 12th 2019 and January 15th 2020. About 250 units are suspected (0.5%) of being faulty out of a total recall of 44,191 vehicles. No UK Rav 4s are i...
by Trojan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: China Supply chain issues at JLR
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

China Supply chain - JLR Sales stopped

Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/21/china-car-sales-tumble-by-92-per-cent-as-coronavirus-takes-toll-on-industry Car sales in China have collapsed by 92% as the coronavirus shutdown wreaks havoc on the automotive industry. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said “barel...
by Trojan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Rav4
Replies: 57
Views: 17928

Re: Rav4

They might sell in the us but it looks like a dated Hyundai to me . The mpg is great but its a bloody horrible looking car .. Enjoy from the inside because from the outside they look crap . Aesthetic appeal is, as you obviously realised when making that post, entirely subjective. The evidence from ...
by Trojan
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Rav4
Replies: 57
Views: 17928

The Seduction of Japanese Engineering Excellence.

The RAV4 is still America's most popular car with 448,000 units sold in 2019 (+10%). That's 60,000 more than its nearest "ordinary car" rival, the Honda CR-V. No numbers available for the DS but overall JLR is expanding its market share steadily, now up to an impressive 0.7%. https://www.caranddriv...