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  • Apr 19th 2006 at 9:03AM
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Peugeot is shuttering its Rynton plant in Coventry, where it builds its popular 206. Idling the British factory next year will mean that 2,300 will find themselves out of work.

The word came down as PSA Peugeot Citroen executives met with union officials, who expected bad news, but apparently weren't prepared for an outright closure.

Officials are saying that the plant is being axed due to high logistical and production costs, arguing that the cost of retooling for future vehicles cannot be justified as a result.

[Source: UK Telegraph]

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      Dang robots, never can trust them to take care of business.
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      Dare I say it that only the Japanese car companies are probably able to turn a profit in the UK? We won't even talk about quality.

      But let's talk reliability.

      A magazine from early last year did an article on the most reliable cars (from multiple huge surveys including a 600,000 fleet car - in other words - company car for every bloke as a tax dodge and perk)

      The ten most reliable manufacturers were, in order

      1) Lexus
      2) Honda
      3) Toyota
      4) Mazda
      5) Nissan
      6) BMW
      7) Skoda (Czech it out!)
      8) Ford (made in Germany, Spain)
      9) Mercedes-Benz
      10) Audi

      The ten most reliable cars were, in order:

      1) Honda Accord
      2) Lexus IS200
      3) Toyota Yaris
      4) Toyota Corolla
      5) BMW 3-series
      6) Toyota Avensis
      7) SMART for two
      8) Ford Focus
      9) BMW 5-series
      10) Toyota Rav-4

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Gort, I thought you got rid of YOUR MOM?
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