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Lounge / Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Last post by splerdu on February 26, 2020, 09:46:57 PM »
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by calvin on February 26, 2020, 04:48:27 PM »
^^^It's mainly a logistics issue. It is cheaper to assemble cars from say Thailand where many of the parts come from anyway. Then put the assembled cars on a boat and send it here.

However, it's partially a policy issue. Why does Thailand make the parts and not us here? Honda has left us but unless we encourage an automotive parts industry or other small scale manufacturing industries to take hold. Manufacturing industries will leave the Philippines by attrition.

I've heard that it's actually the new set of taxes that are being or about to be imposed on manufacturers that really made Honda and the multinational companies to fly the coop...
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Lounge / Re: What Did You Buy Today?
« Last post by bravoexo on February 26, 2020, 10:00:05 AM »
500Gb Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVME -> replacement for a dying/faulty 970 Evo.
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by motion55 on February 26, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
^^^It's mainly a logistics issue. It is cheaper to assemble cars from say Thailand where many of the parts come from anyway. Then put the assembled cars on a boat and send it here.

However, it's partially a policy issue. Why does Thailand make the parts and not us here? Honda has left us but unless we encourage an automotive parts industry or other small scale manufacturing industries to take hold. Manufacturing industries will leave the Philippines by attrition.
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by splerdu on February 26, 2020, 06:17:16 AM »
Honda's statement:
https://business.inquirer.net/291216/honda-ph-assembly-plant-closure-too-few-cars

In the end it's just too few cars being made at the local plant, as well as a shift in the global strategy. Much larger plants that produce more than 10x more than Laguna are also being shut down elsewhere.

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“Honda needs to close down the Philippine factory because of its low production volume. It’s not because of an issue on politics, or an issue on government policy, or on labor union. It’s none of that,” he said in a phone interview on Monday (Feb. 24).

“That’s the direction of Honda Motor so it could have an efficient utilization of its resources,” he added.
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by friendlyfire on February 24, 2020, 10:22:11 PM »
gawa ng train law. :( kasama ang electricity sa train tax kaya mag tataas nga yan. 

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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by splerdu on February 24, 2020, 10:18:17 PM »
^ That was the consequence of simplifying the tax calculation. The old tax structure applied the in-bracket tax for each portion of a vehicle's SRP, which is why there was the P nnn + x% of value above y. TRAIN simplified it to a simple percentage of SRP for each price bracket, so instead of a smooth gradient naging parang step function yung tax.

Inevitable there are certain cars that fall under optimal price brackets, even though the low, and very high-end got higher effective taxes. AFAIK it was cars with pre-tax SRP just below 4M that got maximum benefit (coincidentally the Land Cruiser 200).




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Lounge / Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Last post by WallyWest on February 24, 2020, 10:02:05 PM »
https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/is-toyota-ph-planning-to-launch-5-door-corolla-crossover.html

It seems Toyota may be planning to add another version of the new generation Corolla that they launched in the Philippines last year. But this isn't any other variant that differs in engine, gearbox or features.

What we're talking about is a 5-door version of the venerable Corolla. And here's the thing: it might not be not an ordinary 5-door as it could be a model called Corolla Cross.



All right, no more rebadged Daihatsus.
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