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: Ford in Africa?

08-24-2007, 02:02 AM
People, I see nothing about Ford in Africa here, by the way the Ranger's very popular in Nairobi, and what's with all the Toyotas? They're launching a Toyota "Aullerious" soon, A.

08-25-2007, 12:14 PM
probably cuz our current membership doesn't know much(anything?) about that market
I'd be interested in learning :)
- for example, where is the Nairobi Ranger built & on which platform?
hmmm.... "Nairobi Ranger", that sounds pretty Good!

08-25-2007, 01:22 PM
Africa isn't really a major market (besides South Africa
and the Arab countries) except for maybe the few
corrupt govt. officials who take everything and leave their
people with nothing and maybe oil tycools and the occasional
online scammer (most people there can't afford a car, let alone
food). It's also hard to find much information
on theses countries' automobile offerings, in some countries
there are no new cars meaning most cars are imported used(from europe)
due to unstable economy and govt. (Therefore, not a good investment
for car companies). Anyway, out of all new car sales in the world,
Africa (most of that Maghreb and South Africa) only make a small,
if not tiny proportion.
-Anyway, Maybe you can tell us about the Automobile offerings in your country?-