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 Post subject: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:50 am 
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Haven't seen any 181 cars yet think it's kind of odd anybody else think our economy is not a robust as we are lead to believe


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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:59 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:01 pm 
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temene wrote:
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I haven't seen any yet normally I'd have seen a few by now


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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:17 pm 
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cjs wrote:
Haven't seen any 181 cars yet think it's kind of odd anybody else think our economy is not a robust as we are lead to believe

I was thinking the same then I realised that the people who buy new cars are probably off skiiing


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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Some of the wealthiest people I know do not buy brand new cars.
I know many other people without a pot to piss in who change frequently.

As an economic indicator all it tells me is there is car finance available.


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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:46 pm 
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finnie wrote:

As an economic indicator all it tells me is there is car finance available.


It is actually the very finest indicator of economic under/over-heating for Ireland.

Cars are VERY expensive in Ireland. When people get windfalls they buy new cars, in effect to pre-pay the tax. When incomes drop people squeeze more years out of the same car and put off purchases.



I am mesmerised that David McWilliams has never noticed this.


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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:14 am 
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Perhaps just the range of high end better spec second hand imports from the UK are having a dampening effect on new lux 181s. I'd imagine this trend will only increase as the UK economy slows and fewer Brits are able to afford their bling.

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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 am 
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Or conservative Paddy is dazzled in the fullbeam headlights. The daysul, his staple 'till now is roundly condemed lately as the fuel of beelzebub. While it's a bit early to say how the new fangled exotica like the CHR or, God forbid, a Leaf will fare in a few years.

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 Post subject: Re: The 181 economic indicator
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:16 am 
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A sharp depreciation in sterling hits new car sales a lot and imports from the UK rise.

This was pronounced in 2009 and 2017 but after a while the effect wears off.


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