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Starting a car company
Last Post 03 Feb 2012 10:29 AM by Appleton(InC). 5 Replies.
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Appleton(InC)
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31 Jan 2012 09:27 AM
    Im trying to start a car company, i know very little can some one please give me a basic idea on what i have to do to make this a success.
    Davy Boone
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    31 Jan 2012 09:35 AM
    What kind of cars of you thinking of making and where do you want to sell them? That's the first two questions you need to ask yourself. Are you thinking of high end specialty cars or mass produced? Do intend to sell them in Europe, Asia, North America? The answer to these two questions will help provide better guidance.
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    02 Feb 2012 02:28 AM
    To follow on what Davy was asking:
    1. What experience do you have in the automobile industry?
    2. Do you have a business or engineering degree?

    Manufacturing companies especially automobile companies are capital intensive. To start one you may need to 100's of millions of dollars. Yes, there are small specialty companies which produce one or two vehicles per year for sale, but they are really more like fabricators and not full up manufacturing companies.

    Niel Leon
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    Appleton(InC)
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    02 Feb 2012 08:46 AM
    Thanks guys i appreciate it, to answer davy's question about where and what type of car, I'm thinking of making a high end car similar to a Bentley's luxury with addition of a sport engine and a sport exotic look. I don't have the money now to do mass production so i"m planning on starting small and try to produce 2 or 3 a year in the U.S then eventually i can work my way up to Europe. I have another question on how to pay the finances for a ware house and parts for the vehicle i desire on building. I'm just finishing high school so Neil your saying i should get my engineering degree and my business to make this a much easier process?
    Niel
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    02 Feb 2012 02:02 PM
    Yes, getting a degree in engineering and/or business would be helpful. As would getting experience in what it take to work on cars. If you are in high school look into a custom car shop in your area and start to learn the trade from the ground up.

    Niel
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    03 Feb 2012 10:29 AM
    Thanks niel i apperciate your help!
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