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Autoblog made it sound more like a partnership, not so much an all out buy. A partnership seems more likely than MB buying them up.
 

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could this possilbly result in a chassis share, as in the next aston uses an MB chassis? It shall be interesting.
 

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MB to own Aston??? Seems kinda odd, but Aston needs a proverbial shot in the arm IMO. Aston makes wonderful cars, but they always lag behind in their segment! This could really some awesome in Aston. I hope they wouldnt do alot of chassis sharing though, one of the main reasons Astons are so cool is their unique, exclusivness!
 

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Sounds like a merger of equals, I assume they'll change the name of the company to Daimler/Aston. Use the profits to fund M&B new designs. Fire all the designers and engineers. Move all RD to Germany. Reduce reliability, make some of the ugliest cars Aston has ever built and then call them a dog and then drop the shell of the company when things turn really bad.
 

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Sounds like a merger of equals, I assume they'll change the name of the company to Daimler/Aston. Use the profits to fund M&B new designs. Fire all the designers and engineers. Move all RD to Germany. Reduce reliability, make some of the ugliest cars Aston has ever built and then call them a dog and then drop the shell of the company when things turn really bad.
I'm sensing just a bit of skepticism or maybe some cynicism, dederer. I could be wrong, though.
 

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Is this what is pushing Ford's stock up? I don't think it is enough by itself.
 

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Sounds like a merger of equals, I assume they'll change the name of the company to Daimler/Aston. Use the profits to fund M&B new designs. Fire all the designers and engineers. Move all RD to Germany. Reduce reliability, make some of the ugliest cars Aston has ever built and then call them a dog and then drop the shell of the company when things turn really bad.
Thank you! I couldn't have said it any better myself.
 

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It's a natural fit. I felt that either Mercedes or BMW should have bought Jag. Land Rover, I don't know. BMW already tapped that, wouldn't want it back.
 
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