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Old 10-10-2019, 06:45 PM   #444 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by niky View Post
The problem with tarriffs arises when they're unexpected. Throws a spanner into long term product planning.
Makes me remind what happened in Brazil in late-'95, while GM was trying to replace the locally-made variants of the Opel Kadett E with the early Astra sourced from Belgium. Once the import duties were raised beyond the point, GM quit importing the Astra to Brazil and retained the Kadett until late-'98 when the subsequent generation of the Astra got scheduled to be made in Brazil. Argentina and Uruguay OTOH had the early Astra until '98, mostly with the Isuzu 4EE1 engine instead of the 2.0L gasser which was used in Brazil.

I hate how the HR-V sacrifices flexibility for style.
Me too.
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