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(New Europe)   EU car sales hit new record low, with Peugeot taking the hardest hit, its sales fell by 16.3% as opposed to sales last year. Wait, they still make Peugeots?   (neurope.eu ) divider line
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347 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Feb 2013 at 7:30 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-19 07:41:56 AM  
They sell so few in the USA most people think they are banned and call the cops when they see one.
 
2013-02-19 08:16:33 AM  
 To their credit, Peogeut did make the first retractable convertible:
  http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1938-peugeot-402b-retractable-hardtop.h t m
 
2013-02-19 08:18:56 AM  
Solution:  sell more Dacias.
 
2013-02-19 08:24:23 AM  
i drove a '97 peugeot 106 from '99 to '01. it was a great little car.
 
2013-02-19 08:46:29 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Solution:  sell more Dacias.


Good News! The new Dacia Sandero should be coming out soon!
 
2013-02-19 09:21:18 AM  
landofmachines.com
 
2013-02-19 09:41:56 AM  
I'd rock a 208 3door.
 
2013-02-19 09:48:17 AM  
i haven't seen a Peugeot in so long i forget what they look like. also been a long time since i saw a Bitter. IMHO car companies buying each other out as much as they have in recent years has ruined pride in ownership for a lot of drivers. too many marques just aren't what they used to be. people from other countries that now live in America don't find the pride they once took in being loyal to a brand from their youth or country of origin.
 
2013-02-19 10:36:13 AM  
I drove my father's Peugeot in high school (late 80s).  It was an automatic diesel and about the most gutless thing I've ever driven.  Plus the turn signal was on the wrong side of the steering column.  I hated that car.
 
2013-02-19 10:58:18 AM  

FlashHarry: i drove a '97 peugeot 106 from '99 to '01. it was a great little car.


My very first car was a Peugeot. My second was a Plymouth. Then I had a Saab. Apparently, I am a curse to car companies.

/I now drive a Nissan, so their days are numbered.
 
2013-02-19 11:07:48 AM  

StrandedInAZ: /I now drive a NissanDatsun, so their days are numbered.


There we are.

/ Datsun GT-R
 
2013-02-19 11:24:45 AM  
I live in Switzerland and Peugeots (as well as Renaults, Citroens, and other European cars) are quite common.

I can't imagine they're very popular in the US.
 
2013-02-19 12:20:06 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: StrandedInAZ: /I now drive a NissanDatsun, so their days are numbered.

There we are.

/ Datsun GT-R


Good point.
 
2013-02-19 12:53:40 PM  
They make really nice pepper mills.
 
2013-02-19 02:43:51 PM  
I remember my uncle getting all pissed when he couldn't get parts for his because Clinton ordered the bombing of a Bosnian plant that manufactured a bunch of stuff for the company.
 
2013-02-19 03:20:57 PM  

eKonk: UNC_Samurai: Solution:  sell more Dacias.

Good News! The new Dacia Sandero should be coming out soon!


i.telegraph.co.uk

Wait -- it's not pronounced "Day See Ah?"
 
2013-02-19 03:44:25 PM  

StrandedInAZ: FlashHarry: i drove a '97 peugeot 106 from '99 to '01. it was a great little car.

My very first car was a Peugeot. My second was a Plymouth. Then I had a Saab. Apparently, I am a curse to car companies.

/I now drive a Nissan, so their days are numbered.


Well they were bought out by Renault. Does that count?
 
2013-02-19 04:41:19 PM  
Peugeot will be bailed out by the French government, EU rules be damned. I'm not particularly worried about that company's future in the near term.

the WSJ reported a sales increase for Opel, which is good news. While Germany wouldn't hesitate to rescue VW, BMW, or Mercedes, it won't risk a fight with the EU over Opel.

according to Bloomberg, Peugeot was not the worst performer in Europe, Ford was. Toyota reported a drop of 16% as well....47% decline in Lexus sales.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-19/ford-leads-drop-as-european -a uto-sales-decline-to-record.html
 
2013-02-19 04:47:23 PM  
Well, part of it I think is that their markets are shrinking.  In France at least, twenty- and thirty-somethings don't really seem to be as keen on car ownership as their parents had been, and there's probably a lot more things competing for their money than in years past.  Having a car just isn't the status symbol it used to be.


/I'm told that nowadays it's essential to have a fancy pair of headphones if you want to have any kind of style cred
 
2013-02-19 05:19:05 PM  
I haven't seen one in forever, do they have electric start now?
 
2013-02-19 05:50:41 PM  

heypete: I live in Switzerland and Peugeots (as well as Renaults, Citroens, and other European cars) are quite common.

I can't imagine they're very popular in the US.


Peugeots have not been sold in the United States (at all) since 1991.
 
2013-02-19 09:04:21 PM  

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Came for this, leaving satisfied
/Now just one more thing
 
2013-02-19 09:52:23 PM  
I rode a Peugeot bicycle when I was stationed in German some 20 years ago.  I felt like I was in hyperdrive from the first thrust.

/no idea what the car felt like
 
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