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    Very sad times, this article says the SMMT think...

    Very sad times, this article says the SMMT think most of the damage happened in the first lockdown which was of course the big one.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55551315

    But EV's seem...
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    Saying someone said something stupid isn’t...

    Saying someone said something stupid isn’t attacking them.

    I started it to poke fun at it, but Jon aka cleanhands presented some genuine industry benefits of it and we got chatting. Which is...
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    My diff is the same part number as yours except...

    My diff is the same part number as yours except C5 for M/T. Hmmmm.
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    Yep, headlamps are nigh on impossible to find....

    Yep, headlamps are nigh on impossible to find. I’m going to have to buy new for mine as all I’m finding is old chrome and broken tabs.
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    Any manufacturing method would have struggled...

    Any manufacturing method would have struggled with a pandemic. Just in time has heaps of advantages over stocking which again, makes things cheaper.
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    The industry works on just in time supply chains...

    The industry works on just in time supply chains with driven down costs. Choice generates cost saving opportunities. Free trade generates cost saving opportunities. ‘Just’ switching to British...
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    You haven’t got a clue what you’re talking about...

    You haven’t got a clue what you’re talking about mate. Vauxhall’s factory in Luton is over 40% locally sourced components. I’m not going to waste my breath decomposing anymore of your statements...
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    This is plainly and simply absolute bullshit. ...

    This is plainly and simply absolute bullshit.

    I will say it again. There are as near as makes no difference a million people employed in auto design, engineering and manufacturing in the U.K. for...
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    I don’t know. Do you? How many companies have...

    I don’t know. Do you?

    How many companies have sprung up new or existing companies have trained to dealer standards to carry out approved servicing and repairs?
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    Now, again, I’m going to remind you my comment...

    Now, again, I’m going to remind you my comment wasn’t for you. But I’m going to tackle this one immediately.

    I haven’t said I don’t care about fisherman. I have said that the difference that...
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    It wasn’t for you buddy, it was for DLowe’s...

    It wasn’t for you buddy, it was for DLowe’s ridiculous comment. Let’s strip a million strong industry of highly paid workers. Brilliant.

    They can ‘just go make other stuff’. Brilliant.
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    Well, that’s just about the stupidest thing I’ve...

    Well, that’s just about the stupidest thing I’ve seen you write. It’s not just an unpopular opinion, it’s economic suicide for the U.K.

    Car industry keeps as best as makes no difference a million...
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    2 weeks in, I wouldn't expect dealerships (where...

    2 weeks in, I wouldn't expect dealerships (where I assume you are) to be feeling anything because it'll be dwarfed by COVID. The general reference to car industry, at least when I use it, is...
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    Great to see you making progress. Is your...

    Great to see you making progress.

    Is your diff a GT or a GT Pro? When did you buy that diff and did you buy it new?

    I am concerned about mine, I recently ordered a brand new Nismo GT Pro and...
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    I don't think I'd describe the divide as similar...

    I don't think I'd describe the divide as similar to religion, but I do completely see the validity of the analogy.

    What's interesting to me right now is that within a fortnight of the event, the...
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    I don't think you came across uncaring chap, I...

    I don't think you came across uncaring chap, I didn't read into it like that.

    Car industry is in for a rocky time this year, anyone manufacturing will be worried but equally the consumers will...
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    Oh it's still there, don't worry.

    Oh it's still there, don't worry.
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    That S15 was posted a page or so back, mad money!...

    That S15 was posted a page or so back, mad money! There's a stock one in black up for 19,995 at the same time. But it doesn't have the expensive aero front bumper.
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    I did a quick google and the internet says that's...

    I did a quick google and the internet says that's the same width and offset as 300ZX wheels, so they should fit I guess.

    But they will look absolute aids.
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    I'm open to accept there are some good things,...

    I'm open to accept there are some good things, and it sounds like your industry has definitely benefitted from the lack of need to import. So I don't see how that couldn't be recognised as a genuine...
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    Don’t buy Honda wheels

    Don’t buy Honda wheels
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    That’s all very positive, but is it a benefit of...

    That’s all very positive, but is it a benefit of Brexit? If it wasn’t a direct result of Brexit then it doesn’t factor into the discussion.
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    Unfortunately, the market completely disagrees...

    Unfortunately, the market completely disagrees with you.

    SR's are now frequently 2k. Gearboxes are hovering between 350-400. Manual transmission interior trim surrounds are over 100 when they...
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    Brexit Benefits

    Because this is basically the Brexit Discussion club right? :wack:

    Two weeks in, I can see this so far:

    M&S restricting product ranges in N/Ireland because of mainland border check delays.
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    It’ll never sell in a million years with a piss...

    It’ll never sell in a million years with a piss poor advert, not even knowing if the kit is genuine and another ‘too much to list’ spec.
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