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Weak sisters
« on: May 25, 2019, 07:52:34 PM »
Fiat Chrysler and France's Renault plan to team up amid changes to the auto industry
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/25/fiat-chrysler-and-frances-renault-plan-to-team-up-amid-changes-to-the-auto-industry.html

All they need to round out the bottom is Peugeot Citroën.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 09:18:48 PM »
Looking at some videos on YouTube, a lot of blame for Nissan cars no longer being as reliable as Toyota’s, is being placed at Renault’s door ever since the Alliance.  They say Nissan designed a better car without Renault.

There are rumors that many in Nissan would like to be rid of The Alliance.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 07:29:59 PM »
>rumors that many in Nissan would like to be rid of The Alliance.

The Nissan-Renault Alliance Is Disintegrating
https://jalopnik.com/the-nissan-renault-alliance-is-disintegrating-report-1835583241

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 01:09:47 PM »

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 05:55:06 PM »
Sounds like AMC all over again.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 06:32:51 PM »
Salient:

 
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both PSA and FCA are “currently lagging far behind the competition in terms of technology and product range.”

In the short term, the combined group will use profits from selling Ram pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs to U.S. drivers to fund the development of cleaner vehicles to sell in Europe and China.

>AMC

Hey, the Rambler was a workhorse.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 08:09:40 PM »
>Rambler

Was a great affordable car.   It was not huge but still had a lot of room inside.  Something the current car companies need to relearn.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 04:47:01 AM »
I always liked the AMX and the early 70s Javelins.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 12:02:00 PM »
The thing with AMC, if you bought a Gremlin in the 1970's with a manual transmission, that manual transmission was a leftover from the Rambler more than a decade earlier.  They seemed to have a huge inventory of parts in the parts bin.  While it was thrifty to keep using stuff on hand, technology marches on and it kept them from keeping up with the imports and the big three US automakers.

I've heard the same criticism of British Leyland.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »
>AMC

The first car I remember my parents having was a 1976 Pacer. They loved that car for some reason. I was maybe 2 or 3 when we were on the lot looking at them and I threw up in the back of one. Over the years I remember working on that car a lot with my dad, rebuilding the engine, changing suspension, etc. Learned a few new words doing that.

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 01:29:47 PM »
'Do or die': Nissan to lay off thousands, close plants in $4.4 billion plan
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/die-nissan-lay-off-thousands-014700052.html

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Re: Weak sisters
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 12:09:12 AM »