> Poor management (quality, etc...) from British Leyland kept those marques
> from growing as BMW had. Jag has come about with fresh cash feom Ford, and
> HOPEFULLY Rover will follow with BMW. I would love to drive a 1997 Herald
> or Dolomite Sprint or Mini. If it takes BMW cash to introduce these cars,
What I want to drive is a British car that IS a British car. If
BMW/Ford/et.al. are going to design distinctive vehicles that LOOK and FEEL
like the classic British machines - even if they are somewhat updated, fine.
But, if all they intend to build is the typical Japanese-look sedan/sports
car, then the car is a Jag or an MG in name only designed to sell to the
fashion conscious like Harley's. I'm not interested. Now, if they build
a relatively cheap, fast car like the Mini Cooper S, I'm in line. But, I
won't part with $20,000 for one.