I had the TV mute but had it on in the background. They were just going through the headlines as they were rounding things up, when a caption of the new Mini suddenly came appeared. By the time I had hit the mute button it was gone
The feature was about a possible change in the law allowing dealers to sell various brands, and the possibilty of price coming into line with those in Europe. The MINI was shown a couple of times but wasn't mentioned. The reporter explained about cars being cheaper at 'supermarkets' and that manufacturers may loose control of the way there cars are sold. This sort of thing is shown about once a month, and still nothing ever happens !
If you read this week's autocar BMW have just announced price parity on the 7-series, i.e. across Eurozone (not the UK because we don't have Euros - yet!) that the prices will all be the same before tax, so BMW are no longer varying prices from country to country (tho specs differ thus prices will still be different at first glance but work out the same in the end once specced equally). other manufacturers are expected to follow.
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