Nissan & Renault to merge into one company

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Only had three Renaults - 4, 11 & 14.
No conflagrations though.

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wurlycorner wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 17:39
Great looking car, but not in any way as accomplished as the GTr. The Alpina is a very basic car (not saying that makes it not good in its own right - but it is for a very different market).


Same market, different times - I would've thought.

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myglaren wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 18:09
Only had three Renaults - 4, 11 & 14.
No conflagrations though.


Same number as me... Two 4s and one 5...

All seemed very fire-proof even when one of the 4s blew up its voltage regulator and boiled the battery...

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I have owned an 18, 5, Clio, Megane, and owned a Micra. So I will be a seasoned rennan or nissault owner then :rofl2:

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van ordinaire wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 23:28
wurlycorner wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 17:39
Great looking car, but not in any way as accomplished as the GTr. The Alpina is a very basic car (not saying that makes it not good in its own right - but it is for a very different market).


Same market, different times - I would've thought.


Not really. It's a 249bhp coupe aimed at Audi TT and Porsche Cayman drivers. It's got me as power than both of them too, and the Cayman monsters it too! It's expensive too - £51k!

The GTR is an all-singing all-dancing 4WD, 4WS, electronically suspended and controlled 580bhp 2+2 which is just about the fastest practical car you can buy. The fact it's £82k, faster than and half the price of what most people would consider a supercar makes it a winner in my book. If money were no object I'd have one over any Italian or German supercar offering :)

I'd not have the Alpine thing. I'd rather walk. At least I'd not get burnt.

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Different Alpina - to be honest, didn't even realise there was a current one.

German supercar? I thought it was a peculiarly Italian niche BUT then, when it comes to esotoric Arab playboys' toys - I'm lost.

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Alpina - BMW
Alpine - Renault (or Sunbeams)

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Alpina was my typo - apologies if any confusion caused.
van ordinaire wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 20:23
German supercar? I thought it was a peculiarly Italian niche BUT then, when it comes to esotoric Arab playboys' toys - I'm lost.


Audi R8, Porsche (various), Mercedes SLS etc.

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bobins wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 20:27
Alpina - BMW
Alpine - Renault (or Sunbeams)


Whoops :oops:

BUT, my reason for returning to this thread was, while on-line shopping for Jeep parts, quite by chance I spotted this: "Focusing on the relationship between Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi"

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And there we go...

Vauxhall to build new Vivaro van at Luton - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43638862

The answer. Which looks to be as I said - next Vauxhall vans will be PSA based, but still built at Luton.

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Realistically they HAD to build the new van there, as it was the only one with suitable paintshop facilities.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 07:24
Realistically they HAD to build the new van there, as it was the only one with suitable paintshop facilities.


The only one with white paint?

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CitroJim wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 09:21
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 07:24
Realistically they HAD to build the new van there, as it was the only one with suitable paintshop facilities.


The only one with white paint?
:rofl2: Nope (but I liked it anyway). What it is is that Luton has the facilities to paint vans (size dimensions), and that the cost of fitting out either the Germany or Poland plants with the required equipment would be somewhat expensive;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43638862

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+ the absurdity of having to bring them round/past the PSA van plant to get them here.

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van ordinaire wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 01:17
+ the absurdity of having to bring them round/past the PSA van plant to get them here.


Nothing could be more absurd than what the Wilson government forced Rootes Group to do, build a new factory in Linwood Scotland to build bodies for the Imp mechanicals in Coventry.