saab93f
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I feel better. Victor is so good at what he does and so passionate about Saabs future that there is just no other way than success.

SaabClubAlaska
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Agreed. I get worried sick sometimes, following every morsel of news and rumor (a bad habit, I know). Victor just put all those fears to rest. And he affirmatively answered two of my questions – the upcoming compact model will be the 9-2, not the 9-1; and the PhoeniX may fly for real as the next Sonnett! What cool news!

phermansson
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I also feel better! =)

Niklas G
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Oooh, nice to se him focusing on the important things, staying calm, solving the immediate cash problems, get production restarted and meanwhile being on the big autoshows, showing up the new products while the staff at home im Trollhättan is continuing developing not only NG 9-3 but now he really seemed more confident about the Saab 92 actually happening (no linger just a dream) and even said that the dream right now would be to also make a NG Saab Sonet aka the road-gooing version of the PhoeniX concept car. =P

MarkoA
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Spot on. Without VM there would be no more Saab. So we better listen what he has to say. And I really like what I hear.

meg haviland
Member
5 years 5 months ago

+1 🙂
Griffin up!

Ruben NL
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I’m also a little more @ comfort.
Victor Muller is good at what he’s doing.

Saab up, Victor up!

theSandySaab
Member
5 years 5 months ago

VM is great at this – calm but upbeat, acknowledging the problems but positive for the future. Makes me feel better and hopeful, there will be a future once the situation has stabilized…
Saab Up!

RS
Member
5 years 5 months ago
I’m glad to see VM share responsibility and admitting to mistakes. OTOH this explained what happened a few weeks ago and the Swedish press need to look themselves in the mirror. If a two hour production stoppage is interpreted and reported as Saab going belly up, it is highly damaging and every supplier will demand payments on delivery. You can only guess what happens when hundreds of them start doing the same thing. Most businesses would have to stop factories immediately if they’d be required to pay cash. I’m working with a huge -very profitable- international company and they’re always… Read more »
dcpattie
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I’m wondering if there was any information about Hirsch availability in the US market during the NYC auto show? I want those extra 30 horses for my 2010 9-5.

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

From what I know, the problems in Japan have slowed down the introduction of Hirsch in the US.

dcpattie
Member
5 years 5 months ago

That’s strange since Hirsch is a Swiss company?

OliverH
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Suppliers from Japan?

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

But not the ECU programming units, if I got it right.

74StingSaab
Member
5 years 5 months ago

🙂 got the weekend off to a good start!

saabyurk
Member
5 years 5 months ago
Last night I was reading about Studebaker and read the following quote from Raymond Loewy’s autobiography: My decades with the company were exhilarating and unforgettable, and my respect for its engineering department immense. I leave it to others to uncover the reasons why such a great, prestigious firm, having at last found its market, finally disappeared at a time when it was admired throughout the world and when the Avanti had just come out with a backlog of orders. It was an industrial tragedy. It made me uneasy and fretful thinking that you might substitute Saab for Studebaker, Jason Castriota… Read more »
74StingSaab
Member
5 years 5 months ago

such drama………. perhaps the 1/3 bottle of Vodka helped 😉

SaabClubAlaska
Member
5 years 5 months ago
There another powerful force that Saab has behind it, which Studebaker did not – a hyper-connected, rabidly loyal fanbase. Saabs United and Swade are but the voices for the tens of thousands of committed owners and admirers all around the world, who will do everything they can to stop Saab from going under. We chat, post comments, create blogs and owners’ clubs, attend rallies and shows, following Saab’s every move and letting the company know every day that we’re behind them 100%. Many of these supportive activities are only possible with today’s technology, and there are countless folks across the… Read more »
aerov6
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Victor can make even the direst of situations sound positive. I really hope that his confidence and persistence results in a profitable SAAB in the near future. Long live SAAB!

BTG88
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Can CNN and other media please stop showing clips of 20 year old cars in their stories?! Update your library shots once in a while. Millions of people who are not intimate with Saab products will be watching and thinking – ‘What dated looking autos, no wonder they almost went bankrupt!’ (this from a past 900 and 9000 owner)

E
Member
5 years 5 months ago

+1.

Immediately thought the same thing seeing those clips.

saabyurk
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Is GM the real problem? This article at Privata Affärer states that the EIB has already decided, and informed Saab on Thursday. They just have to wait on GM’s approval. They won’t say what the answer was, but it must be in Saab’s favor if they have to wait for GM to sign off. Or, am I quoting another one of those junk Swedish media sites?

jet black
Member
5 years 5 months ago

This article also claims that, according to VA’s spokesperson Lars Carlström, Saab have already got the green light by GM, and that Saab’s suppliers are desperate to get an answer, otherwise they’ll have to start dismissing people.
So why didn’t GM and the EIB get their act together and make a public announcement before the Easter weekend?

OliverH
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I can’t see the publish content. Can the team publish iPhone/ iPad friendly content? I thought TimR himself uses an iPhone 😉

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

We may bring an SU-app in the future, bun anyhow, this is third party content published using flash technology, so we can’t do much to make it more iPxxx friendly.

Sorry for the inconveniences.

900_S
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Accurate title for this post… I feel much better as well.

Turboladdade
Member
5 years 5 months ago

LOL @ stock footage.

saabsideways
Member
5 years 5 months ago

‘It’s my responsibility’

Those are words from a leader not a manager, well done Victor and the best of luck.

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