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Old April 1st, 2004, 08:19   #1
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

PSA Peugeot Citroen is considering returning to the US
car market before Renault SA, France's second-biggest
carmaker, is able to establish a presence there.

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Old April 2nd, 2004, 05:25   #2
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

Awesome! Choice is good. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 06:52   #3
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

Won't happen any time soon. Both Peugeot and Citroen are Euro based companies and due to their extended absence from the US, they are not properly hedged. The current exchange rate will effectively kill off any chance of them being able to market their cars in the US with any sort of profit margin.

Remember, both these brands are considered in the US to be about on par with the Koreans for quality. Unless they can significantly alter that opinion, they will have to compete at the Korean price point. That is not going to happen.

All that said, I have driven both brands recently and I agree they are fine cars with some of the best style in the world. Too bad they already have 2 strikes against them in the US market.
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 16:35   #4
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

That could change if they would invest in the U.S. and build a factory here. Probably would never happen as even VW refuses to do so.

I've made the decision that if the vehicle isn't at least assembled in our country I'm not going to be buying it.

Pretty soon that might only be the Japanese makes as they keep investing here and creating jobs and even the "American" makes are leaving in droves and laying off more and more people.
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 01:52   #5
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Taken away by webmaster. . Too offensive.
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 03:45   #6
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 15:50   #7
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

I hope they DON'T!!!! to quote click and clack "only the French should drive French cars" We don't need them. [img]/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 23:26   #8
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Maybe they should try one before judging?
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 01:54   #9
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Default Peugeot and Citroen to make comeback in the US?

I am quite happy with my Peugeot people carrier. It has had some problems (but then it has been a taxi for 130,000 miles). I think that it has had less trouble, and worn better that a friends VW people carrier.

The quality of French cars has improved dramatically since they were last sold in the USA.
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The quality of French cars has improved dramatically since they were last sold in the USA.

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I would tend to agree with this. I lived in France for a year and had the opportunity to drive many different (tiny) cars. One of my favorites was the Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD. I would buy one if I could. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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