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Why Rover crashed, part 1

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Why Rover crashed? Quentin Willson investigates for ITV's TONIGHT with Trevor McDonald broadcasted on 13 June 2005. In part 1 you will see how easily incompetent MG Rover management was fooled by...

Come on Brits we were cheated out of the best car makers ever do something about it.
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Most Possible are Strange Relisions、I think. chainese will be blinded by greed??...
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@mushroomscouser to be honest mate ive worked on lots of cars and Rovers/MG were the most reliable and still are, abnd the least of my worries- bit of a misnomer im afraid
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Ford mocked it and said "wrong way"!
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Incompetent management. Ruining the British motor industry since the 1960's.
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i think GM always stood next to Rover to make themselves look good by comparison
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Roewe (pronounced rovee) is a daft name for Rover replacement and their slogan Rong Wei(sounds like Wrong Way!) is a daft slogan!
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Rover electric vehicles! Jesus Christ you wouldn't get me in one of those for all the money in the world!...fucking electric chairs on wheels.
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What is the difference between Rover and a piece of shit? None.
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Stop blaming the Chinese for the failure of MG Rover.
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now i would hate to drive a rover, when ever i see one on the road, all i see is fat brumy's having a curry next to the factory. Don't get me wrong, i Love The cars alot and know alot about them, It is just, that it is quite embarising for us Brits, the germans and french must think we are fools .
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the only thing i see here is a bunch of english man piss off at the chinese, but let´s be real about one thing rover NEVER had a good car designer to begin with a good brand is a brand of car that you can destinguish of the competion or have unique features and rover had any of that they spend the 90's copy every single model from honda and im talking rover not land rover
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Lets hide his identity!!! Close up on his car registration.
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Could someone tell me please where I could find the whole documental?. It seems very interesting, especially because Quentin Willson is one of the best motoring journalists to me.
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@Wellpinit No one is blaming Chinese for the failure of MG Rover. If MG Rover had competent managers China would never get any rights to Rover products. The only people we can blame are monkeys from Phoenix Four.
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But didn't Honda actually buy shares in Rover and invest loads of money, innovation and technology into them as well. Then they got cold feet and sold out when BMW bought the remainder of the shares?
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Well, i guess they didn't know that not all Asians are the same...It seems that Rover management tried to make a deal in Japanese style, which is 360° degree different from the Chinese. Chinese business making looks Japanese only in surface. Copycat as anything else from China. Very sad for the Rover. I own a Rover 75 and i love it, no matter what Top Gear says. I wish they start again.
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@malcstag give me a break, BMW gave Rover all their tech. It is not their fault the british went around and dicked with the chinese jeez the chinese outgunned the living shit out of the British!!!!
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I am happy to announce that part 2 is now online.
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I don't think it would work. All Chinese wanted was technical documentation so they could produce 25 and 75 themselves without being accused of stealing intelectual property (which happens so often in Chinese car manufacturing industry). It is a business, noone is interested in saving British heritage. The money is all that matters ;/
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Thick cunts run most British companies nowadays...
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Funny how people always blame managers or owners or the Chinese or whoever. What about the lazy workers that threw the cars together in such a poor way that the badge reputation was ruined? It's easy to sell a good product but near impossible to sell heaps of junk. The real reason it closed was because the cars were built like shit.
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stupid chinese people they want the whole world
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WOW. its was just like the banking fiasco . Total incompetent idiots
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@edwardszzz a Rover is trying to disguise itself as a car
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You are joking, BMW took all of Rovers research in electric vehicles, how do you think that BMW manufactured their offroad vehicles without Rover (Land Rover) tech, plus the rights to a raft of British manufactures Marques
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Because every car Rover ever designed and built was a complete shit box. Rover cars were a joke. And not a funny one.
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I JUST WANT ROVER BACK AGAIN.!! i think that the chineese should of bought the brand, at least they would still be here today
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shame the chinese didnt buy mg rover it would have been a spectacular deal china gets a famous brand name and heritage
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@tHeWasTeDYouTh Eh? Powertrain engines were brit designed, they gave the tech to BMW? BMW had crap engines for years, straight 6 with dodgy centre cams, remind me of the old Triumph straight 6 from the 70s. The Landrover pressing plant was Brit designed (still pressing x5 panels in UK too) . BMW broke up Rover and Unipart leaving Rover cars stranded unable to turn a profit selling cars alone when the profit is made after sales care (ask any car dealer how much a BMW service.part is!)
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Blame the government, they sold it in the first place rather than deal with union issues, a few billion and a strong management team could have made another Volkswagen. Now the chinese have powertrain on a plate which have left BMW red faced, serves them right for their part in the downfall. Shame on them shitting on a company that helped them in thier early years making Austin 7s..I will never buy a BMW , spit on them and their drivers!
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JESUS CHRIST those fucking chicoms go the British good they will do the same to GM, we are fucked damn gooks
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