Parking Runs Out In Europe ??

Submitted: Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:04
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Nissan have parked thousands of unsold new cars on their test circuit in the UK, as normal areas are full & sales plummet. Now
Toyota have hired a 2500 car cap ship to store new Tojos in
Sweden as all available space is full, & sales are in decline. An
American car expert in Detroit estimates that if new car sales
continue at depressed rates, there will be up to 500,000 new 08
plated jobbies left in 2010. He thinks they will be unsaleable &
probably be crushed. Where is it all going ??. No worries in Oz
if you believe Elmer Fudd. Seems those in the market for a newie
would be wise to wait a bit longer yet, used ones are coming down at a rate of knots. If you see what you want...bargain
hard.....cheers....oldbaz.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:20

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:20
"Sweden as all available space is full"

Take the bumper bars off the Volvo's, that should create space for at least 5,000 Hyundai's.

"An American car expert "

Now there's an Oxymoron if ever I saw one!

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Follow Up By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:40

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:40
"An American car expert "

Now there's an Oxymoron if ever I saw one!

Geoff
A bit of history, a significant majority of advances in automotive, design over the last 105 years were american. That's quite apart from the concept of mass production, moving assembly line etc etc etc

Japan up until the 60's were producing vehicles of such abject crudeness that they were unsaleable outside Japan.

Just trying to provide a bit of balance:-)

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 18:22

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 18:22
Hi Troppo,

You won't get any argument out of me on that one mate.

The modern Programmable Logic Controller or PLC has its roots in the US car industry. It's now the mainstay of most automated production processes in this world.

Henry made the Model T on a moving production line!

The bit that made me chuckle is with the the hole they've dug they still think the world is looking to them for advice!

And they are still using the same tired management that got them into this mess to start with but asking for government handouts to solve their self created problems!

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Follow Up By: ross - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 20:07

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 20:07
"Japan up until the 60's were producing vehicles of such abject crudeness that they were unsaleable outside Japan."


They should have learnt from Landrover and changed the stripes every now and then LOL
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 23:04

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 23:04
Subject: Unsold cars from around the world.........





Nissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory's test track


Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere. Pictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo


Earlier this week Jaguar Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go


The open car storage areas in Corby , Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity


Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers


Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach , California


The build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark , New Jersey


Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit , Michigan


New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain


Peugeot cars await shipment to Italian dealers at the port of Civitavecchia


Unsold cars at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol


With many manufacturers on extended Christmas shutdown, the number of cars rolling off production lines in December fell 47.5% to just 53,823


Thousands of new cars are stored on the runway at the disused Upper Heyford airbase near Bicester, Oxfordshire, on December 18, 2008.


Sales of new cars in the UK have slumped to a 12-year-low and production of cars at Honda in Swindon has been halted for a unprecedented four-month period because of the collapse in global sales and represents the longest continuous halt in production at any UK car plant. The announcement comes on a day when the EU's Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen warned the outlook for the European car industry was 'brutal' and predicted not all European manufacturers would survive the crisis.



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