In Saab’s Corner – A series of articles by Swade

On inside.saab.com today, a number of articles appeared providing a great overview of all the things Saab have going for it right now.

The articles are a good read, and hopefully will provide inspiration to those authoring the appeal that will be filed two days from now.

Thanks Ted Y for the nudge!

Peter Gilbert
Member
With all the negative publicity going on at present and this whole week being ruined not by my hourly trip to SU or Swade’s Inside SAAB but by the news crawl on the bottom of NBC channel 4 morning news at 5 am in the morning. I don’t sleep much these days either. The crawl read: SAAB DECLARES BANKRUPTCY.” This was repeated every 3 minutes and was like the third story. Well one advantage is that hopefully the Chinese prospective buyers don’t know this or at least did not have this plastered all over their TV screens like we did… Read more »
Jake
Member

I hope that the news station at least offers an apology in the ticker… 😀

Peter Gilbert
Member

No! This is the problem. They shoot from the hip and we have to fight to get our reputation back! Just like a political campaign.

Jake
Member

Yes! I agree completely! I just don’t think we should get worked up unless the source receives lots of traffic, just like the news station.

JohnA
Guest
JohnA

The Globe & Mail (Canada) has an autowriter named Jeremy Cato who has written Saab off.

A few weeks ago, a Canadian writer asked Cato whether the writer should buy a Saab.

Cato said no.

Through the postboard following Cato’s recent obit article, Finally, Saab’s long goodbye is almost over,
I have sent Cato two defiant messages on behalf of all of us who know hope is the last thing to die.

The second uses Reuters’ Potential Saab savior gets good signs from Beijing with which to
bring Cato to the table, eventually to dine on his hat,

Peter Gilbert
Member

I hear that “Eating Crow tastes just like Chicken!

JohnA
Guest
JohnA

meh – too good for Cato.

Hat is better.

Peter, Sweden
Member

Can’t Saab just enclose these texts in the application to the court?

900_S
Member

Just a little thanks to the people of SU and to Swade over at Inside Saab. Tirelessly trying to keep the facts straight and rally encouragement and support for Saab. I know it’s part of Swade’s job now, though I know if it wasn’t, he’d still be here like the current lineup is, trying to make a difference. So: kudos to you guys. Lot of hard effort appreciated.

SAAB UP!

Martin T16s
Member

WOW Swade that is a brilliantly compiled series of reports!! It is so good to sometimes look backwards as well as forwards. I think these should be submitted to the courts too for consideration…..this is what the future of Saab is all about and I strongly believe the courts could not fail to be influenced by such inspiring facts! Well written!

OddJob
Member

And yet the best things about the new 9-3 hasn’t been discovered eventhough they are revealed to some extent by the Phoenix concept and someother sources.

The development of Saab IQon had started long before the iPhone was released.

The 9-3 Convertible Hybrid Concept released in 2006 had a forerunner system to the eXWD-system that will be introduced as standard in the new 9-3.

The eXWD is an entirely new take on hybrid technology (but I won’t tell why).

The chassis design of the new 9-3 will set some new revolutionary benchmarks (but I won’t tell you why)

Isn’t this worth waitning for.?

OddJob
Member

SorryI forgot some impressive things in previous post that is needed to point out.

Saab have developed a new flexible car platform in just one year, a record time within the automotive industry. This normally takes 3-4 years (Bravada or anyone else with GM insight please correct me if I am wrong).

Also the new 9-3 is being develpoed in a record-breaking 3 years despite the current hick-up.

Saab has not only the will, but the competence to move faster than anybody else in the automotive industry.

100%Saab
Member

All Saab needs is the time. Just a thought.

jim
Member
These were very nice heart-warming posts, and Swade should be proud. He fought with me before but I really appreciate his tone and eye for interesting story and facts. Nobody can doubt that Saab vehicles are still at the forefront of design and excellence even now. It is such an amazing achievement for such a small group of people. At this moment, their factory is poised to build cars that equal an Audi or BMW product, without the huge R&D / design / marketing of those firms. I really respect Saab for the fact they are one of the globe’s… Read more »
Jake
Member

I think fighting with Swade is a rite of passage for the online Saab community… Be it with losing your cool or a lack of faith, Swade always keeps his calm, never loses his faith, and knows how to make all feel better… 🙂

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