Thank You !!!

No, I don’t want to thank you the management of Saab. I think I can congratulate them for achieving this, but now is the time for other people.

I want to thank you every single Saab employee that has decided to stay at Saab till the last minute. I want to thank you all of those that made the fight during the last five months worth while.

The Saab brand is not only the cars, but all the people related to it, us Saabnuts included, the Saab Automobile company is all of you, without you staying by your company I wouldn’t have waited, and will wait as long as needed, that long for my new car, and I think many here wouldn’t had either.

I’m an engineer, and that’s why there is also a special thank you to all those engineers at Saab that stayed there and kept on working and developing the products that will make us proud in the future.

Today, I feel like the guy from the first sketch.


Thank You !!!

Troels, Denmark
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Thank you Red J for your Thank you… 😉
Very well put and very convinient.

Audun
Member
5 years 3 days ago

+1 🙂

Henric Tungström
Member
5 years 3 days ago

amen to that!

hilmar
Member
5 years 3 days ago

“The Saab brand is not only the cars, but all the people related to”. That´s just what I feel, I am proud to be a Saab driver. Great community !

900 classic cab
Guest
5 years 3 days ago

+1

No 9
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Two thumbs up!

saabyurk
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Wonderful post and two thumbs up from me too!

SaabR
Member
5 years 3 days ago

To RedJ: Well said and heartfelt. As I can only speak for myself, and not the rest of the salespeople out there, I appreciate your words! ( I am sure we all do though!)

To most everyone else here: Thanks for your continued support and passionate debates. The Saab community continues to surprise me. Now to get on to the important stuff…getting more of these fine cars out on the roads! Back to work!

First though I think I’m going for a drive in my Saab. For fun. Now. 🙂

OliverH
Member
5 years 3 days ago
Totally agree. I wish all of the Saab employees the best for the future. I’ve been there at Trollhättan and visited the factory with a German group of SMTs (Saab master technician) as I was in Sweden for vacation a couple of years ago (9000 era). I knew Saab from the 900 classic, over the 9000, 900 NG/ 93-I and 95-I. This brand could not die. Production must ramp up asap. Go ahead and build this nice Swedish cars. Maybe customer like me were glorifying Saab. I know that Saab (the employees) are very good in improvisation, technology integration and… Read more »
Corrado
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Great post Red_J.
Saab is more than a brand and will always be more than cars…

ThomasJ
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Great post to great people.
We will hopefully soon see, what has been created during the short stop in Saab life.

Happy October Fest to everyone!

Eleven
Member
5 years 3 days ago

RedJ

What a simple, powerful statement, brilliant, well done . Long live SAAB.

kanundrum
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Ditto on all above!

Belfast_Saab
Member
5 years 3 days ago

+1

Smithy
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I’m always the guy from “the first sketch”! 😀
By the way, have you read this?

JH
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Very well written, Red J, I completely agree! Thank you, everyone at Saab! 😀

GerritN
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Very well put, RedJ.
Saab is more than just cars, it’s the idea that a car should supplement the driver, it’s a workforce and dealers and owners that keep on believing. That’s why there are 2 Saabs on my driveway.

richard
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I seem to recall that avatar from somewhere. 🙂

Thanks from all of us to all of you at Saab who hung on with their unbending dedication to the company.

katar1na
Member
5 years 3 days ago

You´re truly amazing all of you SAAB-fanatics =)

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

Even my car carry a huge smile today!

SAAB is unique because of the people creating, building, driving and loving it.

Admirable job done so far – history is written and will be remembered!

Saabim
Member
5 years 3 days ago

1+ It isn’t possible to do nothing without fanatics if if we are living very hard days 🙂 And Saab is unique! 🙂

till72
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Well put RedJ!

LV Saab
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Great post!! I agree!! I also feel like the first sketch guy. I dream most nights that my Independence Edition 9-3 is currently on the assembly line. I can not wait to see the line start up again. It has been Christmas Eve for months now!!!

akis96
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I just hope that a new 9-5 wagon will be produced soon, getting a new owner here in Austria who then is selling his old 9-5 2.3t wagon (to me) 🙂
If I had more money I’d go for a brand new 9-4x
Griffin Up!

veljkopopovic
Member
5 years 3 days ago

As someone already said : amen to that … My dream will come true one day: I’ll earn enough money to buy a brand new saab, to drive it out of the store and live long enough to tell my grandchildren a stories about brave people all around the world, especially in Sweeden, who stood up and saved best car brand ever … 😀 And I’m glad I’m not only one who has that dream 😀 😀 😀 “We will either find a way, or make one” 😀

Kikaluka
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Well said, completely agree. The employees at Saab are creating a great brand story right now that gives Saab more emotion than all the German brands together. I sincerely hope Marketing succeeds in making this story a fundamental piece of the Saab brand.

zippy
Member
5 years 3 days ago

That “first sketch” is exactly how I feel when I drive my 9-3SS.

Thanks to those great people who design and build these great cars for sticking with Saab. We need you to help Saab thru this rough patch.

Kurt Schirm
Member
5 years 3 days ago

OK now EVERYONE who has been sitting on the sidelines, “Band-Aiding” your old cars together while you waited for Saab to stabilize, get down to your local Saab dealer and buy a new 2011 Saab. Of course thank you to all of our loyalists who have already taken the leap of faith along with the dealer network.

JasonPowell
Member
5 years 3 days ago

+1000
I’m with you on this one Kurt

E
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Kurt –

You don’t know this, but you guys are going to Hirsch my 2010 9-5 Aero when I get restationed to DC next summer. 🙂

See you then!

Tilley
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Exactly! 🙂

Neo1976
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Thanks. It is long since i haven’t written due I had fast lost the hope. Now one more oportunity is given to saab, so lets continue doing great thinks. Thanks for giving me hope again and the possibility to continue buying the best Car to drive…..Saab.

Will
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Today has been a wonderful day. And it’s a good time for a celebratory drink. But lets not forget that this is a *chance* at the trophy. Not the trophy itself. There’s still lots of important decisions to be made (correctly). Lots of opportunities to be seized.

With that in mind, Attention all Saab employees: THIS!

I wish you all the best of luck. As the owner of two Saab’s who hopes to keep owning them, I’ll be rooting/pulling/praying for you all.

OliverH
Member
5 years 3 days ago

The sketch is for me similar to the “form follows function” brochures in the 900 classic/ 9000 era – where the cult of Saab was on it’s top. This brochure explained the customer the Saab innovations and specials in a simple way. It’s like this animated movie:
TV Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hc0buYIZXI
Making of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAw5GjxeodE
That’s the Saab language. Keep it going on.

RobinM
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I would love to see these adverts re run when things get moving again

luke.d.lewis
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I love that picture!! 🙂 We are stll here!!

Saabim
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Thanks to all. Saab isn’t a brand only. Saab is the best community of loyal people worldwide.
Greetings to Trollhattan. Saab Up!

SVX92
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Well said. It’s odd to celebrate a restructuring (based on what it means) but it is good news indeed. Now, I’m looking forward to conversations focused on the actual cars! And getting this behind us.

xlx
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Like.

emil
Member
5 years 3 days ago
Thanks Red, and the rest of you, for your unending support. Today was a good day. I didn’t actually dare believe in a positive verdict, but as soon as we learned, a couple of us went out to buy some pastry and we had an unusually nice 2 o’clock coffee break. The paychecks hitting our accounts in a few days time will definitely be very welcome too, and will undoubtedly boost the morale. We’ll need it – we have months of very hard work ahead of us before we can say with any form of certainty that we’re approaching the… Read more »
TurboLover
Member
5 years 3 days ago

You write what I feel Red! 🙂

TobiasE
Member
5 years 3 days ago

I used to have that sketch on my office wall. Is it only me who think it looks like Jan-Åke?

900_S
Member
5 years 3 days ago

Well said, Red J! All the workers and salespeople deserve a big THANK YOU for sticking it out!

turbokalle
Member
5 years 3 days ago

+1, RedJ.
I feel proud to drive my Saab knowing it has been built by people like you! Surely adds another dimention to owning and driving a Saab.

RS
Member
5 years 3 days ago

+99

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