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    Default My beautiful TVR

    Why, oh why, these beautiful British Man-Machines are becoming endangered.....JCB Chants: "Save TVR" "Save TVR" "Save TVR" "Save TVR"



    (p.s. - bet His Tonyness doesn't put his hand in his pocket like he did with Rover)

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    erm, I missed something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trel
    erm, I missed something
    http://www.blackpooltoday.co.uk/View...icleID=1457335

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    Its something I thought was inevitable for a while.

    The cars have been a bit similar for a while, ie, small little rocketships, similar size, etc. If I saw one, I couldn't tell you what model it was. They have no distinctive product areas. Porsche have Boxster, 911 and Cayenne, 3 distinctive areas.

    People who have £50K to spend on a sportscar will look at TVR and find 3 or 4 models all a bit samey.

    I don't know, I hope I'm wrong but I can't much future for them with the current car line-up. Maybe a bit of cross-development may help, like Ford did with Cosworth and GM did with Lotus.

    Maybe a Vectra VXR could be called a TVR Vectra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTEX
    If I saw one, I couldn't tell you what model it was. They have no distinctive product areas. Porsche have Boxster, 911 and Cayenne, 3 distinctive areas.
    Sorry mate, but I totally disagree... If there is ONE company in the world that produces 'samey' cars, its Porsche - every single one looks the same as the one before and previous model before that one and the one they'll re-design tommorrow which is actually one from last week we all forgot about because we couldn't remember if it was last weeks new one or next years old one....

    TVR's are all little rockets your right, but here's how they differ...

    little and manageable - T350

    larger and less managable - Tuscan

    going to south of france - Cerbera

    going to kill myself soon - Sagaris


    Love em all - they're what 'real' sports cars are all about....

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    I know what you mean, I'm not dissing TVR - the product - I like the cars and would buy one above a Porsche any day, if I wanted a car like that. Peter Wheeler did a great job turning the around. I just think the 5 model line up is a bit too similar.
    I've had a look at their website and the 5 cars that is shown under the Product line-up, 3 are soft tops and 2 are fixed heads.

    I occasionally make products that go to TVR via another company, so I don't want to see them fail, plus they are a local company.

    However, in the industry I work in they have the reputation of being very arrogant and set in their ways. Maybe they have fallen into th etrap of building cars that they want to make rather than what people want ?

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    They need to be bought out by someone with serious money - pref' GM / Ford etc. and it can then be run as a side-line making what only a limited number of people want without changing too much...

    Similar to Rolls / Aston....They can't sell too many more than TVR per annum??

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    What happened to that baby-faced Russkie fella who bought them a little while back? Has he bailed?

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    No he's still there - the problem is people aren't buying them - production has gone down to a reported 2 - 6 cars a week.....nothing money can help...not his fault at all - he gave TVR a massive boost a couple of years ago - the new Tuscan is twice as good as the original....but i think people in this country have been brain washed by those dictators at No.10, and have come over all 'soft', which means they now prefer Porches'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCB
    They need to be bought out by someone with serious money - pref' GM / Ford
    Neither of those 2 have a pot to pee in. There actually aren't too many car companies actually making money these days, with your beloved Porsche being one of the ones that are. I would guess that BMW, Toyota and Honda are among the others.

    VW sell a lot of cars, but don't make a lot back. I'm sure I recall reading figures like 600bn in sales and 0.8bn profit. A profit, but not a big return, really.

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