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gravityhurts

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:44:55 PM

CHENGDU, CHINA -- The assembly line crept along at a glacial pace. For the next few months, the workers at the sprawling plant on the outskirts of the Sichuanese capital of Chengdu will be carefully trained before the first cars roll into Chinese showrooms.

If all goes according to plan, the factory will be running at a frantic rate. Long viewed as an after-thought in the global luxury market, Volvo Cars aims to challenge more established brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

At least, that’s the goal set by Geely, which purchased the Swedish maker from Ford Motor Co., three years ago. The ambitious Chinese conglomerate plans to invest at least $6 billion to rebuild Volvo, completely updating its product line-up and adding new plants to produce them, starting with the factory in Cheng
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remay
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 12:08:15 AM

There goes the downfall...
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:48:40 PM

"Volvo Cars aims to challenge more established brands..."
Isn't this auto is already "established"...
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 10:09:39 AM

Let it go.
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GreatGraphics
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:07:25 PM

With the Chinese historically cutting corners for profit to win international business, no chance in heck will any of these Volvos reach 500,000 much less 3,000,000 miles. Dont blame the Chinese though.
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:21:49 PM

They'll do it.
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:18:39 PM

My money is betting on them being successful.
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lindalm25
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:08:25 PM

Is everyone going to be working for the Chinese?
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:20:56 PM

A sign of the times.

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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:16:33 PM

ooPsy...Volvo and Saab are each "owned" by one of the "Big Three"...i guess my suggestion is null & void...
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:03:46 PM

Not to mention some GM models that are manufactured there for the Chinese market,
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:53:49 PM

CHINESE,KEPT THEM........
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:27:56 PM

My experience with things made in China has not been positive. China does not make quality items.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:27:05 PM

Volvo and Saab should merG..
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:49:12 PM

there go the 3 million mile volvo's i bet
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:43:59 PM

Maybe Saab will follow suit too
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thefrog31
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:42:25 PM

I guess this means that Volvos will not be as safe a car as it has always been.
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:39:38 PM

Thank you Walmart shoppers...
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:34:05 PM

Next up for China - Pontiac.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:26:25 PM

Will lose what they accomplished in the previous post
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:55:36 PM

Buy anything but Chinese.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:47:56 PM

I hope they don't send them to USA.
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