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Dallas wrote:Very sad indeed, I reckon if it were to happen this week instead of 7 years ago it may of been a very different story.
starbug2 wrote:the metro/100 sold well but when it got caned rover did not replace it till the city rover and by then it was to late and over priced leaving rover with a hole in there range...
Aurora MG wrote:It had been replaced - The New Mini but we know what happened to that.
The mid car was ready too in 2000 but that was kept/stolen by B** & became what we know as the 1 Series so from this point of view this was bad luck indeed but couldn't be helped by the remaining management.
The next mid sized car was also lost when WSR went bust along with 3 or 4 prototypes in 2002.
Then of course that German manufacturer kept Landrover too.
PaulT wrote:Please correct me if I am wrong but it was my understanding that the Metro was supposed to be the replacement for the Mini. As it turned out production of the Metro ended before the Mini and must be the only time that a replacement has ceased production before the model it was replacing.