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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 21:58:35 GMT
From: "someguy" <>
Subject: Re: Buying a used 9-5

"Nutmegger" <> wrote in news:b5j49k$29hdee$ > > >The development of a new car seems to be > > in the order of 1 - 2 BUSD. The 9-5 sales is around 50000 per year I would > > guess. If the model lives for 8 years that means at least 2500 - 5000 USD > > per car just in development cost downpayment (then the pricing to the > > consumer adds on top of this). > > Are you involved in finance somehow? I'm just asking because I wouldn't > have thought this way, and I find it a unique way to look at it. > No, in engineering, but this is the typical ways finance people are thinking (they only know how to use percent and some of the four basic rules of arithemic). However, if they didn't do their basic homework the manufacturer would go bancrupt rather soon, unless they like Saab get a lot of owner funding for many years. -- someguy

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