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#381 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 11:21 AM

I’m hearing it’s a Safeway. But don’t quote me on that just yet. It’s a shame that Safeway deal fell through where Urban Grocer opened.

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#382 UDeMan

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:25 PM

The Mazda dealership should be moving soon, perhaps they are moving to the Volvo spot.

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:33 PM

They’re heading to Colwood, from what I understand.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:23 AM

Vancouver Island-based GAIN Group will represent the brand in Western Canada with Polestar Vancouver, one of three Polestar Spaces opening initially in Canada. The other two are in Toronto and Montreal.

 

Victoria and Waterloo, Ont. will have satellite service centres.

Unlike traditional drive-in automotive lots, the boutique outlets will be in the heart of town and geared for walk-in traffic.

“We are appealing to a different consumer,” said Peter Trzewik, head of the GAIN Group of Vancouver Island. “The digital-first retail model means we will go to where the consumer lives rather than the other way around. Consumers can choose, arrange for a test drive, arrange for financing, lease, pay and take delivery of their vehicle with little to no physical contact.”

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Victoria, meanwhile, will get a pop-up store and Polestar servicing at Volvo Cars Victoria at Cook and Yates streets. “This is an important electric-car market,” said Trzewik.

 

Because the business model does not centre on a geographical location, as with a traditional new-vehicle franchise, the GAIN Group expects to take orders throughout Western Canada, with a handful of pre-sales already happening for eager buyers in Yukon and Alberta.

The goal is to reach sales of 600 vehicles by the end of the second year, said Trzewik, adding the next location will be based on where the company sees the most sales.

 

 

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#385 lanforod

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:30 AM

had to look them up. Are they even in manufacturing yet of either car, but especially that ugly Polestar 2?



#386 SimonH

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 11:15 AM

I saw a Polestar at Audi Victoria last week. Don't know which model, fugly is the kindest word I can think of.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:03 PM

The polestar 1, I think, is stunning. 

 

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#388 Mike K.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:19 PM

It’s like a mix of an Audi, a Mas, and a Lexus.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:42 PM

The polestar 1, I think, is stunning. 

 

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Yes I like the above sadly I saw the Polestar 2:



#390 SimonH

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:44 PM

Polestar 2:

 

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#391 LJ

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:51 PM

You want ugly, I saw a pink Tesla the other day.


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:51 PM

10 years ago today Victoria learned they were about to get the new Fiats.

 

Hard to believe it's been a decade. What I remember most about this story was the shocked look on the face of the Ensign Chrysler employees when I told them they were shut out of the Fiat franchise, they were all going to Wille.

 

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:44 AM

Very interesting merger today with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot parent Groupe PSA voting overwhelmingly to merge, creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker.

 

That links Chrysler with famous Euro brands like Vauxhall, Citroen and Peugeot. 

 

In the 1980s you could buy a new Peugeot from Pacific Mazda at Blanshard and Johnson.

 

Interestingly, in this 1979 ad Peugeot says they had just become the world's third largest automotive company.

 

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#394 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:51 AM

Famous, lol! That's a great way to put it.

 

It's American junk merging with Euro junk. I suspect the outcome will be a whole lotta junk.


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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:52 AM

well vauxhall/opel was owned by gm for almost a century.  until just very recently.


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#396 E2V

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:54 AM

Inside every Peugeot is a Frenchman.



#397 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:58 AM

Inside every Peugeot is a miracle of engineering.

 

Do yourself a favour and watch that.


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Posted 04 January 2021 - 10:13 AM

I love French car brands--it's always a surprise to me to see a new version of a historic brand, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen. Kind of like seeing a brand new Studebaker or De Soto, kind of an alternate universe time warp.

 

Mind you, I love to look at them, would not buy one.


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#399 North Shore

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 11:21 AM

^^Clarkson is a twat. (IMO)

I'm sure that Peugeot is no different from any other car manufacturers..some models are good, some are junk...


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#400 johnk2

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 12:51 PM

I love French car brands--it's always a surprise to me to see a new version of a historic brand, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen. Kind of like seeing a brand new Studebaker or De Soto, kind of an alternate universe time warp.

 

Mind you, I love to look at them, would not buy one.

I had a Citroen BX and loved it. I'd have another one anyday.


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