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Old 01-01-2007, 11:37 AM   #31
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Honda Concerto was a slow seller and for good reason, honda Didnt want to sell them because they were not built buy Honda. Honda Diesels didnt sell much either because of the L series rover engine. However Honda built cars in Swindon are better quality and many UK made honda's are also widely exported successfully.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:07 PM   #32
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Strange, I see more about these days than I do Ford Escorts!

Where did you get your sales figures from?
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Old 01-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #33
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Strange, I see more about these days than I do Ford Escorts!
Same goes for Holland
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:42 AM   #34
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wrong again my friend

Toyota Cresida / Corrollas and Camrys are LIMOS and TAXIS in Saudi Arabia

they are the CHEAP POOR MAN car ... and talking of OIL , saudi Arabia is a very rich nation , I lived there for 16 years , in our own Villa , our Villa KEEPER he was Pakistanian , 28 years old ... he owned a new Toyota Corolla .

And since u've never been there please don't just speculate and give speeches out of nothing .

Lexus only started to sell in Saudi arabia because it became sucuessfull in the US , like I said Saudis are an AMERICAN AUTO MARKET clone .

they Ride thier cars just to show off with thier car name and features , not because of thier quality or anything else

until the day we SPEAK .. Saudi youth ppl rather buy old american cars than NEW HYUNDAI cars .

I remmember back in the Early 90s , my dad used to work as a CEO for a Large Pharma-related factory in Jeddah , Hyundai was just launching its EXCELL there I think , the guy tried to convince my dad to buy an EXCELL for me ( I was very very young back then ... not even in driving age )

he went so far , to 10,000 Riyals ,,, ( back then that was like $2000 or less )
but my dad ( owning a 89 Pontiac Bonvielle and an old HATED Accord ) refused , he loved/hated the accord , he loved it cuz it looked sweet ,had a good engine and good fuel economy compared to the 2.4 Pontiac , but at the same time , it went to the Repair shop more than it stayed in his garage .

while the pontiac isnt perfect itself but it remained the family car from 89 to 99 without getting repaired once , of course except accidents .

do you know what do they do with Hyundai accents in Saudi Arabia ?? they use them for drifting and flipping cars over as a hobby in friday ,.. because they are so cheap ...

besides theier youth are BEYOND crazy ... take a look at this video if you will :

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/322159...orway_skating/

from the video i think thats a 2001 Accent .
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:48 AM   #35
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I also just remmemberd a very very funny quote from a SAUDI Traffic Officer

My dad was teaching me how to drive once , in an empty wide road there next to the sea , then I was asked to park the car next to Pizza Hut .

Anyways as I park , it was my first park ever , I was very very catious and nervous , I was driving the Accord , after 2 - 3 minues of my trials .. a Funny Saudi Officer came , talking in arabic of course asking " What's Wrong with you ? Can't you park that Japaneese car you're driving ? it's so small !!! I could've parked it with one finger !! "

my dad then explained that I am still being teached how to drive, he laughed out loud telling my dad that I should learn how to drive in a real car , not a japanese one then he left us ..

my dad asked me to ignore the funny fat officer and continue parking .
I loved the accord because it was my first ever car , not because of it was a good car , if the car was a chery ... I would'nt have mined .. .


this was it :
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Pontiac Bonnville , correction tho , it was 3.8L not 2.4

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Old 01-03-2007, 11:18 PM   #36
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Well, different markets have different requirements.

I'm guessing in Saudi larger cars that are able to cope with hot conditions and are good at high speed are popular there (which is why Aussie made cars are quite popular there, the Camry, Caprice and Lumina are all Aussie cars sold in the Middle East, since Australia's car requirements are similar (except smaller cars are becoming more popular here)).
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