Nissan to make bid for FCA merger

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Quality will definitely get worst with Nissan.
 

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Three weeks ago Mike Manley told reporters, “I want to find areas where cooperation — whether it is partnerships, whether it’s joint ventures or whether it is deeper levels of equity cooperation that makes sense for us and whoever that is — [will] give better vehicles to our customers and a better return to our shareholders, I’m very open to it.”
I think it is not a sale. There is also talk about a joint effort on some EV vehicles with the PSA group in Europe which is Puegeot
 

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Never been a fan Nissan or not. Too much of this leads to bad news for competition and the pricing and quality that drives. You see this all the time when companies just continue to buy all their competition. Someone has to pay for those purchases and it is always the consumer.
 

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Three weeks ago Mike Manley told reporters, “I want to find areas where cooperation — whether it is partnerships, whether it’s joint ventures or whether it is deeper levels of equity cooperation that makes sense for us and whoever that is — [will] give better vehicles to our customers and a better return to our shareholders, I’m very open to it.”
I think it is not a sale. There is also talk about a joint effort on some EV vehicles with the PSA group in Europe which is Puegeot
Puegeot??? Oh, no!!! Get ready for Lefty-Tighty, Righty-Loosey!!! :giggle:
 

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There is a lot of panic for something that is basically speculation. PSA and Nissan have been in a partnership for years but that is starting to fall apart over the controversy with former PSA (and Nissan) CEO Carlos Gosen. While PSA wants them to have a full blown merger, the Japanese board of Nissan wants nothing to do with it. A divorce between them is possible. Either way, any merger talks with FCA will go nowhere until that mess is worked out.

IMO, if anything does happen between FCA and PSA, it will be a partnership and not a merger. The main reason for that is the French government, which is the largest stock holder of PSA. A PSA/FCA merger will heavily dilute their ownership stake and give them much less say in how PSA is run. A partnership, however, will give PSA access to the US market and give FCA access to some pretty good automotive platforms in Renault’s inventory. It would give both a better chance to compete with the real elephant in the room, VW.
 

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Personally I have no issues with Nissan. I had an '02 Altima SE (first year of gen. 3) and had zero issues with it. Owned it for 8 years and never had to do anything to it except regular maintenance and replace some wearable parts (brakes, tires, etc). Well, and a few customizations. It's my second-favorite of all vehicles I've owned - first being my JL of course!
 

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Nothing wrong with Nissan, overall, in my opinion.
Had 07 G35x (4 years) and have an 11 G37S 6MT with every option. Never an issue with either of them. It's a solid machine. Changed the oil and brakes. Wear and tear items only.

That being said, it doesn't necessarily mean it would automatically be a good business relationship.
 

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There is a lot of panic for something that is basically speculation. PSA and Nissan have been in a partnership for years but that is starting to fall apart over the controversy with former PSA (and Nissan) CEO Carlos Gosen. While PSA wants them to have a full blown merger, the Japanese board of Nissan wants nothing to do with it. A divorce between them is possible. Either way, any merger talks with FCA will go nowhere until that mess is worked out.

IMO, if anything does happen between FCA and PSA, it will be a partnership and not a merger. The main reason for that is the French government, which is the largest stock holder of PSA. A PSA/FCA merger will heavily dilute their ownership stake and give them much less say in how PSA is run. A partnership, however, will give PSA access to the US market and give FCA access to some pretty good automotive platforms in Renault’s inventory. It would give both a better chance to compete with the real elephant in the room, VW.
Well said. Well said.
 
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