Blog: Today's Jag temperature check
Dave Leggett | 7 August 2006
As a result of various conversations I have had today:
Ford to sell Jaguar rather than fix it:
Odds 2:1 (yesterday 4:1)
If sale, where does it go?
Hyundai 2:1 (yesterday would have been 10:1)
Renault 5:1 (yesterday 4: 1)
PSA 10:1 (no change)
GAZ/Oleg 20:1 (yesterday 17:1)
AvtoVAZ 25: 1 (no change)
Honda 30:1 (yesterday 35:1)
Mitsubishi 40:1 (no change)
SAIC 50:1 (no change)
TATA; Chery; FAW, Geely, Chongqing, Dongfeng 75:1 (no change)
Shenyang 90: 1 (no change)
Iran Khodro 10,000:1 (no change; but, ironically, has access to a huge cash mountain, a fair bit of know-how, and would probably quite like it - if you talk to the engineers...)
Bundle Land Rover in with Jag? 10:1 (no change)
PAG job lot (whole package) sale 150:1 (yesterday 200:1)
'Pizza slices to go' - each unit offered up for auction - 200:1 (no change)
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