Skip to comments.Ford to sell Volvo to Geely
Posted on 01/05/2010 4:23:24 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
After meeting all of Fords sale terms, it looks like Chinese car company Geely will be purchasing Volvo from the Blue Oval next year. While some work still remains to be completed before signing including final documentation, financing and government approvals
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Seems to me to be a good deal for Ford.
What is Geery?
chinee caa company buy volvo
What about Swedish safety? what about parts? who’s going to manufacture parts? is it all going to be re-man??
i’m crying- i’ve had one Volvo & loved that 240DL Wagon
"Geely, Chinas largest independent carmaker, is said to be keen to gain a foothold in Western vehicle development and manufacturing. It is said to have offered just under $2 billion (£1.25 billion) for the Swedish marque, far less than the $6.45 billion that Ford paid in 1999."
No need to cry now. The post 2000 models were more Ford than Volvo. I bought my first one while in High School, a 1958 P544. Still dream about that car. Still have a 1988 240 with over 300K. Runs like a top. You'd be surprised how many are still around, especially out west.
Cash on hand will be king for some time to come.If volvo was making money for Ford then I doubt it would be for sale.What do you think will happen when chinas economy faulters?It just may be for sale again in the not too distant future.
I’ve been in love w/Volvo’s since I was in high school & that was like 35 yrs ago.......... remember the 180? oh , gives me shivers....don’t get me started
the p1800-”The Saint”-remember that one?
i could go on & on ..............Volvos,oriental rugs,cats,european porcelain ................... lolol
LOL! Will I still be seeing them parked in front of Starbucks with those Free Tibet bumper stickers??
Most Garbage trucks in the world are VOLVOS. Those trucks outlast all others by a large margin, thats why sanitation districts buy VOLVOS. “cost to operate”.
What are libs going to do? Volvo owned by the slave state of China! Saab, all the way down the tubes and gone! It’s gonna be hard to get parts for the Turbo, Buffy.
I guess the Prius is the new Volvo. A friends lib wife has one.
That is a different company now. Volvo Truck sold the car division to Ford in 1999.
We moved to Sweden in 2000. My wife, a Ford employee was, made a VP of the Volvo Cars division. Interesting times.
Volvo people are not happy right now!
Here is a definition I found for pre- 1999 Volvo’s
Volvo - Noun,
Car usually driven by movie stars, astronauts, ninjas and super heroes. Drivers of this vehicle usually possess genius level intelligence.
Usually when an owner of a volvo dies they are carried to heaven on a chariot made of gold and chocolate. Once there everyone gives them Hi 5’s cause of their taste in cars
Sentence - This one time i totally watched a klingon drive a volvo over a hippie.
Sounds like you’ve had your head stuck between the pages of the http://www.urbandictionary.com for too long