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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:05 PM

Bentley, Rolls Royce post record sales

It's good business when a few thousand cars make billions of dollars.


Bentley and Rolls-Royce make so much off of so little that sometimes, we wonder if they're real-estate agents rather than automakers.

Both German-owned British luxury brands posted record sales in 2012. Bentley, under the Volkswagen Group, sold 8,510 cars, a 22 percent increase over 2011. Rolls-Royce, owned by the BMW Group, sold 3,575 cars, just 37 cars more than in 2011.

Here's a better way to think about it. Taking an average sale price of $300,000 for Bentley and $400,000 for Rolls-Royce, the two automakers pulled in $2.5 billion and $1.4 billion in revenue last year, respectively. Likely, it's much more.

http://t.autos.msn.com/news/bentley-rolls-royce-sales-soar


I guess Mitt Romney and the rest of the robber barons need to fill their car elevators.

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Reply Bentley, Rolls Royce post record sales (Original post)
Initech Jan 2013 OP
stevenleser Jan 2013 #1
lunatica Jan 2013 #2
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #4
stevenleser Jan 2013 #6
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #7
stevenleser Jan 2013 #8
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #9
stevenleser Jan 2013 #10
justanidea Jan 2013 #15
lunatica Jan 2013 #19
Frustratedlady Jan 2013 #3
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #5
Initech Jan 2013 #13
Historic NY Jan 2013 #11
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #12
JVS Jan 2013 #14
Raine Jan 2013 #16
Initech Jan 2013 #17
freethought Jan 2013 #18

Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:07 PM

1. The plutonomy at work.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:11 PM

2. The rich are sure gullible aren't they

They spend billions on cars that are really no better than what we spend on them. Oh well. They can afford to be fools.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. Job creators...

If all that that money was in middle class pockets, that would create a lot more jobs.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:28 PM

6. The poor in third world countries think the same about many choices middle class Americans make.

For instance:

1. Those silly Americans, wasting good money on deoderant just to smell better. Everyone smells pretty much the same if they dont use it. And its easy to become accustomed to the way humans are supposed to smell.

2. Why do Americans need so many different pairs of shoes. You can only wear one pair at a time.

3. " " " " " " clothes. " " " " " set of clothes at a time.

4. etc.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. Yes, those are equivalents.

NOT.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:31 PM

8. To you they are not equivalent. But it doesnt matter what you think. They are equivalent to people

in the third world. They are things that are non necessities.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:43 PM

9. In my experience, many people in third world countries

want the same things as middle class Americans (and especially when they get enough cash to spend they aren't much different).

My beef with these 1%ers is that that money would create more jobs if it was spread out more evenly. It's nice to have Bentleys and Rolls Royces but you could buy 10 normal cars with that money (if it was spread out to more people), which would create more jobs.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:50 PM

10. I was speaking mostly of the poor in 3rd world countries. I agree that the middle class and wealthy

in countries like this have the same purchasing desires we do.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:07 AM

15. Clearly you've never been in a Bentley or Rolls-Royce

 

The quality of the materials and level of craftsmanship is far beyond that of any other car made.

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Response to justanidea (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:02 AM

19. So what?

They would be just as comfortable in my Honda. What you really mean is the quality of the brand name tells the world they're rich. Fuck them.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:21 PM

3. Darn, I was thinking of buying a 2012, but couldn't land on a color.

Maybe I can pick up a used Bentley when they fill the ashtray and have to trade.

Hey, I could buy "W's" pick-up, as shown at the bottom of that page/link.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:27 PM

5. The 1% are doing very well.

The job creators as they have been called could afford expensive cars, just not employees.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:17 PM

13. Papa John can obviously afford that ivory tower he lives in.

But employees needing affordable health insurance?? Ha that's for the little people!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:36 PM

11. I'd love to have the 2 door Bentley....used would be okay.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:14 PM

12. There is a global recession only for some. nt

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:25 PM

14. Maybe it's the new less expensive model that bolstered sales

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:29 AM

16. I can believe it, I've seen plenty of them. I'm in Los Angeles County before Christmas I saw more

brand new Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Maseratis and every kind of exotic you could imagine than I've ever seen before. There was so many new ones I almost wondered if they were having a twofer sale and how I could get on it.

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Response to Raine (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:32 AM

17. I saw a new Maybach at South Coast Plaza.

And this was like the day after I purchased a new Nissan Altima too. All I could think was "man if I had worked a little harder...".

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:00 AM

18. Next we're going to hear about Bughattis and Keonigseggs

Both are high-performance super-cars. A Bughattie Veyron goes for almost $2.5 million each. A Keonigsegg goes for nearly $2 million depending on the model.

Someone has too much money!

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