Blimey! What's wrong?

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cooldad
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Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by cooldad » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:54 am

Went in to YouTube this morning to check out a music video and. amazingly, an ad for the Astra Sports Tourer appeared!! :shock: :o

They're not actually trying to promote the 'K' again are they? It was described as a 'True Brit'. Well, mine was made in Poland, but at least the ad is a step in the right direction ;) ;)
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davidw
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by davidw » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:06 pm

They're trying to promote all of them again. I guess selling off stock before PSA decide to scrap it.
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Scotty_b
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by Scotty_b » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:25 pm

I seen this too.

British Brand Since 1903. :lol:
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1900sr
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by 1900sr » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm

The ST is British, unlike the rest of the cars in the line-up.
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Redman
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by Redman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:00 pm

I have had 5 astra's over the years and they have all been built at Ellsmere port according to the VIN numbers.


Scotty_b
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:07 pm

I was being funny about the PSA takeover.
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CharlieMike
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by CharlieMike » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:37 am

LOL since PSA bought Vauxhall they've been heavily promoting it as a 'British' brand. Seems wrong really considering Vauxhall is a subsidiary of the German Opel brand, which has now been bought by a French multinational company from an American multinational company who bought it in 1925 (according to wikipedia). So it was only truely 'British' (IMO) between 1903 and 1925!


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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by Paulch » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:40 am

Hi

Apparently because the HQ is in Luton they are allow to use that wording otherwise a complaint to the ASA would be in order.

Cheers

Paul
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Redman
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Re: Blimey! What's wrong?

Post by Redman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:14 pm

Rolls Royce cars are marketed as British but owned by bmw.

Iirc the astra name was started here and it was called the kadett in europe. So technically they may be correct.


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