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3 hours ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

I once thought that too, the name is a coincidence, they companies were not connected.

Correction a British engineer bought the rights to the name and motor design but afterwards was always a english company.

So there is German connection way back

that makes more sense

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5 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

So there is German connection way back

that makes more sense

I think basically what happened was Gottleib Daimler invented the petrol engine, his company built the first vehicles in the 1880’s. Benz was a rival nearby.  An English company bought the right to use the Daimler name on cars. 

 Daimler died in 1900. After WW1 his corporation and Benz joined forces creating Mercedes Benz and the name of the parent company was and still is Daimler.   If that makes any sense. 

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8 minutes ago, Rob Mac...... said:

I think basically what happened was Gottleib Daimler invented the petrol engine, his company built the first vehicles in the 1880’s. Benz was a rival nearby.  An English company bought the right to use the Daimler name on cars. 

 Daimler died in 1900. After WW1 his corporation and Benz joined forces creating Mercedes Benz and the name of the parent company was and still is Daimler.   If that makes any sense. 

Yes you are right. But for a time, maybe short there was the Daimler Benz Company

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9 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yes you are right. But for a time, maybe short there was the Daimler Benz Company

There was indeed. But to avert any confusion going forward they went with Mercedes Benz.

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:34 PM, Earl Hood said:

They are probably made in China these days!

Article on News.com.au saying the group  lost a large amount of money over the last year and needs to refinance to the tune of US$1billion. This could be even shorter than the Infiniti deal. 

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23 minutes ago, ProDee said:

It was my late Brother-in-law's.  He did it up in the 1980s.  

He was an exterior designer for Ford starting in the 70s and culminating in being Ford's head exterior designer.  The Jag was just one of many he played around with.

He did a nice job

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Unfortunately, Jag along with most brands have lost their distinctive difference in styling inside and out.  How do they market a car that looks like so many others ?

World wide competition is so great across the board whether it be top, middle or bottom of the range. All brands can only compete on new sale and resale price along with running cost, and perhaps fashion. 

Why buy a Jag (unless your an enthusiast and its an old one) over any other brand ?

Maybe status, but I can't see Jag in that category any more. Although that could be said for BMW, Audi, Benz etc. In the city these brands are a dime a dozen. In the country its very different and the choice of vehicle is usually Hilux or a Japanese 4wd !!

Perhaps someone with more knowledge of cars than me can identify what differentiates Jag. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 11:15 PM, Darkhorse72 said:

Im waiting on the New Defender , next year they reckon. :)

Though the new jag's do have good reviews, and I think we are a good fit for us.  Hopefully multi-year.

 

We have one New Defender, May, and another reconditioned one, Lever.

My question is can we get VW to sponsor Neville Jetta?

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7 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I bet it did and they had good brakes if they were serviced correctly. 

My friends 4.2 would always stop dead straight

Trouble with all that era of Jags was that the huge lump of iron at the front could get the cars up to really high speeds, but the brakes were from the same era...totally inadequate for the momentum that had been developed. They could never take a corner at speed, and usually suffered severe brake fade after a couple of applications.

I’m sure that has all been rectified today, but all I care is that whoever owns Jaguar is paying us loads of money to keep our football club competitive.

I certainly don’t want to be in Port or St.Kildas situation hoping that chocolate milk producers are going to fork out anything substantial in sponsorship.

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1 hour ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Trouble with all that era of Jags was that the huge lump of iron at the front could get the cars up to really high speeds, but the brakes were from the same era...totally inadequate for the momentum that had been developed. They could never take a corner at speed, and usually suffered severe brake fade after a couple of applications.

I’m sure that has all been rectified today, but all I care is that whoever owns Jaguar is paying us loads of money to keep our football club competitive.

I certainly don’t want to be in Port or St.Kildas situation hoping that chocolate milk producers are going to fork out anything substantial in sponsorship.

Like i said, if you had the brakes worked on properly they were very good at pulling up such a big car. Straight out of British Leyland i totally agree. 

And yes i also want the money to flow. 

The logo looks fabulous

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8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Doing my annual winter trip to India at present. Yeah it's different and it's unbelievably hot outside the November to March period.

Almost every truck is a Tata so there's scope to think laterally if we want to bring in the brawn. Not that many years ago who had ever heard of Isuzu.

Isuzu ?

Anyone who owned a Rodeo ;)

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:01 AM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Why do you say this? 

Because there is presumably a long lead time on these deals and it's disappointing that we are often the only club not to have a BOJ sponsor sorted by Round 1. Not this year, which is great.

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