New Saab dealership in Netherlands

I got an email from a guy named Ruud Blokhuis a few days ago and it was so …….. unbelievable…….that I had to email him back and ask if it was an April Fools Day prank.
It wasn’t.
If you’re in The Netherlands and you’re considering purchasing a Saab at the moment, then I would like to suggest you make your way to a town called Apeldoorn.

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When you get there, look around for Saab Apeldoorn and ask for Ruud. Tell him Swade sent you. This guy deserves your business.
The previous dealer had a combined Saab-Alfa-Seat shop that went under late last year. Ruud and Fernand have re-opened the showroom as a Saab-only store and apparently the feedback from the locals has been very good so far, with some dropping by even before they officially opened their doors on April 1st.
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They say that a recession is the best time to start a business. In this case, Ruud and Fernand have got their timing absolutely perfect as the only way to go is up.
I really hope their faith and courage are rewarded and that the locals get behind them. If Saab can make their way through this current situation then Saab Apeldoorn should have a great future. You’ve got to be passionate to open a showroom in this climate, and passion is what makes for success with a brand like Saab.
My best wishes to Saab Apeldoorn. You guys have kohunas bigger than coconuts!