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Does Volvo Being Sold To Geely Equal More After-Market Support

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This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Volvo being sold to Geely - all Volvos that being sold in the United States are still being manufactured and assembled in Sweden.

For Volvos sold within China ONLY, 50% will be manufactured parts from China, 50% manufactured parts from Sweden and 100% assembled in China. China has a rule that requires 50% or more of manufactured product to be made within China.

So...long story short...the Volvo you all will continue to buy whether you're in Europe or North America, or really anywhere else but China will be manufactured in Sweden. Geely Holding corp. is keeping an arm's length from Volvo, allowing them to operate more or less independently.

whats to say that they wont try to cut costs at some point by shipping parts from china, since they are being made there anyways, instead of paying european contractors to build them as volvo does now?

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/05/19/video-geely-panda-gets-to-stuntin/#continued so shitty they need e brakes, j turns and synchronized driving to try and make them appealing... fail. I really hope geely keeps their decision making within their own shitty car brand

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The Chinese will exploit every opportunity to cheapen the product. This is a simple fact based on my experience in high tech, and I have never seen them do otherwise.

Our cars will last as long as quality replacement parts are available, but I'm already thinking about where to shift my loyalty. Perhaps used Mercedes or Audis.

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The Chinese can't even make good cardboard, never mind car PARTS, so I don't see why anyone would imagine they will build a great car. If their money keeps the company afloat, great. If they plan to 'get involved,' Yikes. I have so far returned for a refund every single replacement part I've purchased that was made in China. Utter crap.

You might be surprised how many things are made in china and not labeled so because all that is needed is 25% of the product made some where else. nike comes to mind, well stuff all the sneaker makers for that matter. Oh and a lot of car parts, that are assembled here but made there.....

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You might be surprised how many things are made in china and not labeled so because all that is needed is 25% of the product made some where else. nike comes to mind, well stuff all the sneaker makers for that matter. Oh and a lot of car parts, that are assembled here but made there.....

I'm sure they're getting better with time. "Made in Japan" used to mean "crap," too, funny as that seems now.

Honestly, even if they made great stuff, it's the slave labor stealing American jobs that I'll always object to.

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I'm sure they're getting better with time. "Made in Japan" used to mean "crap," too, funny as that seems now.

Honestly, even if they made great stuff, it's the slave labor stealing American jobs that I'll always object to.

+20 if i could

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The new S60 looks great IMO. Not sure if it has been influenced by Geely yet but Im not complaining where Volvo is going right now :tup:

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Going off this topic, I have seen quite a boom on eBay with Volvo exhaust and aftermarket support. Just go onto eBay and search Volvo OBX, you'll find a number of exuasts for a number of cars. S60s, S40, XC90, Downpipes, Etc. It's great!

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I could care less, It does no harm to me, as I don't/wont be buying any modern era Volvos.

Front wheel drive blows so bad, and it just seems like Mercedes does things better.

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I'll just name one. Challenger. Those o-rings are fine :tup:

I have heard a little about this, but not much..can you link me to a site where this is discussed further? My girlfriend's father is looking to buy one. [

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I have heard a little about this, but not much..can you link me to a site where this is discussed further? My girlfriend's father is looking to buy one. [

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

1986 Challenger, as in the space shuttle, not the car. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster

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I'm sure they're getting better with time. "Made in Japan" used to mean "crap," too, funny as that seems now.

Honestly, even if they made great stuff, it's the slave labor stealing American jobs that I'll always object to.

I give ya a double hooah

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