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    Volvo sold to the Chinese! (seriously)

    Didn't even know it was up for sale, but I don't really see it being a good thing. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8591677.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveforber View Post
    Didn't even know it was up for sale, but I don't really see it being a good thing. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8591677.stm
    All I can say is that there is a LOT of money in China to make a LOT MORE - so may not be the worst thing ever. I am sorry to say.
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    can't see it as a bad thing. it has opened up the doors for sales of volvo to china. i think there economy is a bit more stable than ours at the moment.

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    I think that the sale of Volvo to china is Wong... rrrery rrrery Wong

    Sometimes it's better to get in with the winning side (China will be massive in cars in 15 years time...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5_monkey View Post
    I think that the sale of Volvo to china is Wong... rrrery rrrery Wong

    Sometimes it's better to get in with the winning side (China will be massive in cars in 15 years time...)
    Make mine a Wolwo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by t5_monkey View Post
    I think that the sale of Volvo to china is Wong... rrrery rrrery Wong
    Lmao...rerry funny.
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    ,.,

    maybe now volvo will have a proper 4 wheel drive,dougt it will be rear wheel drive,
    maybe skyline running gear lol,
    or atleast a volvo able to take lots of power through more wheels

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    More like they'll do a 17 seat conversion..
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    Yeah... lets say the Chinese make the next S60R into their 'skyline beater'

    who'd be complaining then?

    Only problem is ... it may have one of those golden nodding cats on the dash...


    It's going to be called the "Pantry Boy Supreme Wowlvo S60 R"

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    Yeah but it's not Nissan or Toyota it's been sold to....It's Geeley!!!, maker of cheap western looking crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t5_monkey View Post
    Yeah... lets say the Chinese make the next S60R into their 'skyline beater'

    who'd be complaining then?

    Only problem is ... it may have one of those golden nodding cats on the dash...


    It's going to be called the "Pantry Boy Supreme Wowlvo S60 R"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Yeah but it's not Nissan or Toyota it's been sold to....It's Geeley!!!, maker of cheap western looking crap.
    sadly im not familiar with there work lol

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    It's the year 2015...... walk into a bar... try to look manly.

    "is that your car outside mate? looks good. What is it?"

    "It's a *cough* pantry boy supreme Wowlvo S60R"

    The thing is ... no one will dare laugh, The Triads now sponsor Wowlvo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5_monkey View Post
    it's the year 2015...... Walk into a bar... Try to look manly.

    "is that your car outside mate? Looks good. What is it?"

    "it's a *cough* pantry boy supreme wowlvo s60r"

    the thing is ... No one will dare laugh, the triads now sponsor wowlvo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haizum74 View Post
    Yeh thanks for talking the pi** out of us chinese
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivateParts View Post
    1 no 42. 2 no 37. 2 special fried rice and a portion of prawn crackers. please.
    I'm getting a bit concerned by the jingoistic humour that's prevalant in this thread which is sounding like a deleted scene from a 70s sitcom like "Mind Your Language"? No amount of BNP-style mateyboy rib-digging can mask the basic truth that we, as a Western nation/society are on our arse and quite possibly in a slow but irrevocable tailspin, whilst our industrious Eastern neighbours disappear off with the future in their hands.

    It's easy to be complacent when you have everything comfortably at your fingertips, like the greeny loonies who roll their eyes about China as a "polluter", whilst they conveniently make/recycle all our crap, out of sight and out of mind. The same complacency and sniggering about their industries has allowed them to dominate. Now pull your eyes to the side and say "velly solly" to all the Chinese people who have to read such disparaging remarks whilst working the clock round to keep you in the comfort you enjoy, for now anyway.

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    Hee, good job it was a wind up then lol.


 

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