Comments on: Saab and Volvo – made in China? http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: blondie28461 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-12800 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:48:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-12800 We have owned 7 Volvos in all through our marriage for us and our family. I still haVE 2 OF THEM AND THEY WILL BE MY LAST IF CHINA BUYS VOLVO. FORD RIPPED OFF THE LOOK AND THEir TECH AND BECAME A FOR PROFIT COMPANY BECAUSE OF THE NEW TECN.
Shame on Ford!! if you think I’m switching to Ford…. think again. While we are happy with our Ford Explorer it will be the last one,too.
What a terrible deal for such a classy brand!!

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By: I love my volvo http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-4134 Sat, 12 Sep 2009 16:56:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-4134 I have owned Volvos since I moved to Sweden 35 years ago. Quality and safety pure and simple, but I´ll stop buying them if the chinese are involved. Even if they limit their involvment to financing the purchase from Ford the mere thought of them as owners will sink their reputation (and value.)

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By: I hate my Volvo http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-4006 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 05:08:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-4006 I had a Volvo 850. That was a piece of crap. Many things have gone wrong with that car. No wonder Volvo is in the red and Ford is ditching it. Volvo is now just selling on their “safety image”. Many educated shoppers now realize that Volvo’s safety edge is no longer there any more. Even Hyundai have caught up with them.

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By: shawn 850 owner http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3961 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:32:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3961 If the Chinese purchase Volvo. You may want to consider trading now because the market value of Volvo will drop fast. You will have a car that can be sold at Walmart. I agree people considering a Volvo are smart and it took awhile for them to understand the Ford purchase. Ford should keep Volvo and make it Lincoln or get rid of Lincoln.

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By: upyours http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3896 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:08:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3896 Given the fact that the Chinese car market is now the biggest single market in the world (and still maintaining double digit growth), Volvo & Saab will all die a slow death if not owned up by some Chinese auto firms soon. Just look at GM. All its current market growth are now coming from China. People laughed at GM when it opened up joint ventures in China. Now the JV in China is the only profitable division in the GM line up. All this talk about who outside of China will buy Chinese made cars is nothing but BS. The Chinese auto firms must be able to dominate its own home turf before venturing over seas to the developed world. For the time being, the Chinese home market is where all the real action is for both Chinese and foreign auto firms. While everyone is trying to enter the Chinese market due to increasing demand, why would domestic Chinese firms wanting to move out? The intent of all these overseas acquisitions are to beef up competitive advantage in the domestic market.

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By: harish http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3876 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 02:54:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3876 We cannot imagine more quality products being made in China. Already 90% of chinese made goods lack quality. Take for instance after IBM has sold there computer making unit to Lenovo quality of laptops is pretty bad laptops noy last for more than one year with loose parts, performance issues. I dont think chinese will not succeed in the world.

Perception in people has already been that Chinese goods are of low quality where people has seen many instances of lead in paint, toys with chemicals and tyres bursting in the middle of the road.

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By: jake http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3816 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 19:41:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3816 awake! in an already globalized car industry, who cares where it is made? it’s just capital looking for markets where profit is maximum while labor is the cheapest.

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By: BIll http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3798 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:39:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3798 I would have to agree with anonymous. I’ve owned saabs since I learned to drive. Once GM bought them the quality increased in reliability but style wise they lost a lot. To now buy a 40k+ vehicle made mostly with Chinese parts would be a big disappointment and would definitely push me off to another European brand.

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By: ANA http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3795 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:09:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3795 I think that lots of Chinese people would buy a Saab if it was produced in China and therefore cheaper than if it was exported from Sweden.

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By: Hurrison http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/09/saab-and-volvo-made-in-china/comment-page-1/#comment-3790 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:53:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=3704#comment-3790 The Chinese gov. wants to reshuffle China’s car makers, which means BAIC may be mergered bacause the yearly output of BAIC is lower than SAIC and FAW, so it must bid a foreign car cpmpany to raise the output.

BTW, C-class and E-class Benz are produced by the joint venture of Mercs and BAIC, excluding S-class.

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