Why doesn't australia have a thriving auto industry?

Why doesn't australia have a thriving auto industry?

Mike Stoklasa's Worst Fan Shirt $21.68

CRIME Shirt $21.68

Mike Stoklasa's Worst Fan Shirt $21.68

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's just Europe but hot.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    abbos huff all their petrol. they were destined for failure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >they actually made abo-proof petrol
      One way or another I'm always reminded of this. The world is truly fascinating.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the rabbit hole only gets deeper, because you now know taxpayer money was apent to tell abos to not sleep on a road

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Don't forget banning porn in their communities because they would rather beat off to white women to such an extent it was directly tied to their declining birth rates
          But yeah they're totally equal to us

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lmfao i didnt even know that was a thing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wtf, they banned porn and alcohol because it increased the massive amounts of rape. The government literally sent the army in to stop all the rape.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Isn’t their mean IQ something like 62?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >let me just bring out all my shit from my shaded home to sleep directly in the searing sun

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Don't be rama rama, anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            YOU DONT SNIFF PETROL FROM A CAN
            YOU PUT YOUR PETROL,
            IN THE CAR IT STAYS.
            DONT BE RAMA RAMA AND SNIFF IT UP YOUR BRAINS.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no water for radiators

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a police state that will throw the book at you if you drive 1km over the speed limit

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Minimum wage laws while simultaneously allowing free trade with countries that don't have minimum wage laws
    >what could possibly go wrong?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron, it was insanely high Labor costs (line workers at Toyota were getting 80+ an hour), and the fact the government wouldnt increase subsidies like in the US and Europe. (Each German is 25% subsidised, each US car is 15%).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hey I was going to mention unions too but it's all interlinked.
        Bottom line is: Wages high, foreign wages low, no trade barrier - what could possibly go wrong?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          there's nothing going "wrong" is aussies are able to import cars for cheap

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >zero industry
            >"this is fine"
            based moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Iron ore

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >don't worry about having an industry bro
            >just export all your resources and use the money to buy shit
            >what could possibly go wrong?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >>what could possibly go wrong?
            explain to us what exactly is going wrong with it
            there are 50 other countries subsidizing (as in, paying taxes to sustain) their manufacturing and effectively making car cheaper for australians, without burdening australians themselves. maybe if australia starts a war with those 50 countries they'll be in trouble.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're a fricking moron. We're an isolated country easily cut off from trade with our allies, that lack of a strong manufacturing base would result in us being crippled very easily.

            As for

            Iron ore

            Resource extraction and primary production =/= manufacturing base. Having your entire economy shored up by resources is how you end up a banana republic, if resources aren't managed properly it destroys the rest of your economy and turns you into nothing more than a glorified servo.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >We're an isolated country easily cut off from trade with our allies

            right, there's just 16 thousand miles to blockade, easy job

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody wants your desert wasteland. The only way anybody blockades you is if you decide to try to play white supremacist with China, try to insinuate that they can’t come out more than 13 miles from their shore without your permission, and they put you in your fricking place about it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >import cars for cheap
            American cars are literally double what they cost them wtf do you mean

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Communist regime

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"the government should do something about X"

    That is easily the single most common phrase uttered by Australians, Americans love to make fun of us for our government but ultimately people asked for this nonsense. Theres a stretch of road about 5 minutes from my house thats 70km/h. Its a little bowl so water flows into it from both sides before going down a drain and with the rain in the blue mountains from the last few weeks there have been 5 crashes and people have already started demanding that the council lowers the speed limit. Why? because people cant drive to conditions and dont think we should be required to make judgements when driving so when they hit a turn too fast and ACK they blame the government for setting the limit too high, not themselves for not considering the condition of their car and the road. Australians view the government as their dad and the government is happy to oblige, as a result you get shitty boring roads, and police who throw the book at you because they have both been set up to cater to brain-dead knuckle dragging ape that is the Australian.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like California. They refuse to build a single city to handle more than 5 seconds of rainfall, then when it inevitably floods they blame global warming and try to lobby new legislation.
      One of the most baffling things I ever saw related to Aussie police was a clip of them pulling some teenagers over, searching their car for absolutely no reason and finding like a 1/10th of a nug of weed smashed into the carpet under some trash - so the cop asks the driver if it was theirs while reiterating over and over "you're not in any real trouble here, just be honest and I can work with you" - and when they confessed to smoking weed a week prior the cop IMMEDIATELY arrested them and hit them with a dozen different charges that amounted to several years in jail and a revoked license.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i absolutely detest that "daddy govt save me" reaction. old pacific hwy used to be 100 all the way through and in fact on the newcastle side of it you can see where they removed the old 100 limit on the road

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the exact thing that happened in wenty
      People kept pulling out across the highway because they couldnt stand waiting an extra 30 seconds for a proper safe gap so people were getting cleaned up all the time

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you think that Austrialia's automotive industry would've lasted a bit longer if GM's export attempts like the Pontiac G8/Chevy SS had succeeded and if Ford ever attempted to export to Falcon overseas?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Exporting the Falcon is silly, but it is a crime against humanity that the barra wasn't exported and fitted to mustangs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. Sedans were a declining market segment and had no future of profitability. Just look at the sales of the 5 series and the E class, both of which have VASTLY superior quality to anything produced domestically.

      Exporting the Falcon is silly, but it is a crime against humanity that the barra wasn't exported and fitted to mustangs

      The Barra is an iron block, it would have had to be redesigned with an alloy block to be lightweight enough. Also, various emission laws and what not. It MIGHT have had a usage in the early 00s when Ford V8s were dogshit, by the late 00s it was outdated tech.

      Not enough people
      If Australia had a similar population density to modern Europe or India it would be a much more industrious little nation

      What little industry we had was developed when we had frick all people. Simply put, tariffs is what fricked us. The only reason we had industry is because we put massive tariffs on cars and what not, thus incentivizing the American/British/Japanese parent companies to set up local manufacture.

      When the tariffs came off in the 1980s with the Button plan, it instead became a direct subsidy. This guaranteed the destruction of our local industry. Simple as.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >When the tariffs came off in the 1980s with the Button plan, it instead became a direct subsidy. This guaranteed the destruction of our local industry. Simple as.
        And now australians live in abject poverty...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >muh alloy block
        Who cares
        Big spooly boi

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough people
    If Australia had a similar population density to modern Europe or India it would be a much more industrious little nation

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Australia thread
    I'm thinking of buying my mate's 2003 Rodeo, I've always wanted one of the classic utilitarian dualcab utes. It's got 310000km on the odo and is kitted out pretty nicely, he wants $7k for it but it'll require at least $2500 immediately:
    >clutch
    >wheel bearings
    >inlet manifold gaskets (it's leaving little puddles of coolant underneath it when parked)
    And that's just the stuff we know about.

    Should I still go for it or look elsewhere? Apart from those issues it's in pretty good condition compared to some I've seen. What's the most I should be willing to spend on immediate repairs before considering it a lost cause?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because of fricking john deere of all the c**ts
    We had tractors that would 40km/hr down the road with a passenger in the 50s

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >big flat land with no end
    They should have an aviation industry.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    True answer is minimum wage laws and high dollar due to export of mining ag and education.
    In a manufacturing economy when its going shit the currency drops and your goods get cheaper.
    Because we still flog minerals when times are tough in manufacturinf it makes it worse.
    In the GFC our dollar was stronger than the US. So any manufacturing died then. Basically you could buy an American or German equivalent of anything for half the price and Chink for 1/10.
    Now we have no manufacturing skills left so its impossible.
    Plus if we made something our main markets would be the US which is ages away and already has an industry.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *