Saab German dealer Tour 2011

Yesterday I received an invitation from my dealership. I’m invited to preview the 9-4x and the 9-5 SC on German soil and have some chat with him an other Saab owners.

He knows that I write at SU and that already know those cars, but he also knows that I could spend years simply sitting besides one of those cars 🙂

But yesterday evening Tom from Saabblog.net that his is not only happening at my dealership, but it is a tour organized by Saab Germany and will visit many German dealerships.

The tour will last two weeks starting on the 24th of October in northern Germany and will go southwards. It seems that there will be 2 sets of cars as some of the dates do overlap.

The schedule is incomplete as some of the dealers haven#t confirmed the date yet.

Monday, 24th of October 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Lensch & Bleck, Hamburg
  • 11:00 a.m. Lafrentz, Kiel
  • 4:00 p.m. Etehad, Halstenbeck
  • 5:00 p.m. Peter, Göttingen

Tuesday, 25th October 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Zielke, Lübeck
  • 10:00 a.m. Peter, Erfurt
  • 3:00 a.m. H & B, Rostock
  • 4:00 p.m. Stephan, Vienenburg

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

  • 9:00 a.m. Autohaus am Nordring, Berlin
  • 1:00 p.m. Bredlow, Berlin
  • 4:00 p.m. Borghardt, Paderborn
  • 5:00 p.m. Weber, Berlin

Thursday, 27th October 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. S & E, Osnabrück
  • 11:00 a.m. Seipp, Chemnitz
  • 4:00 p.m. Mobilforum, Dresden
  • 4:00 p.m. Oestreich, Wuppertal

Friday, 28th October 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Jolig, Leipzig
  • 2:00 p.m. Hübner, Halle
  • 2:00 p.m. F.O.P. Dortmund

Saturday, 29th October 2011

  • 6:00 p.m. Saab Zentrum Frankfurt

Monday, 31st October 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. IWM, Würzburg
  • 2:00 p.m. Dechent, Heidelberg
  • 3:00 p.m. Muckelbauer, Bamberg

Tuesday, 1st of November 2011

  • 5:00 p.m. Saab Zentrum Giessen

Wednesday, 2nd of November 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Herz, Trier
  • 11:00 a.m. Bauer, München
  • 4:00 p.m. Kunert, Bonn
  • 4:00 p.m. Haas, Augsburg

Thursday, 3rd of November 2011

  • 09:00 a.m. Autoalliance, Köln
  • 10:00 a.m. Martin, Stockach
  • 1:00 p.m. Celebi & Nentwich, Meerbusch
  • 3:00 p.m. Tiefert, Lauchringen

Friday, 4th of November 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Heim, Tübingen
  • 10:00 a.m. Schmitz, Emmerich
  • 2:00 p.m. Roth, Leinfelden

Saturday, 5th of November 2011

  • 10:00 a.m. Scholl, Mainz
fuzzi
Member
4 years 11 months ago

my opinion of this German dealer tour. The timing is to early because nobody knows if these models will be built. The situation in Sweden is unclear , no production , no spare parts from suppliers, no money etc. how can you sign a contract with all these unsolved problems ?

StefanH STHLM
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Or do they´ve know something that we don´t? 🙂

Rogge
Member
4 years 11 months ago

what fun it seems that the different traders around on our planet believe in SAAB! And they German traders making such a fun thing’s exciting given that the German market is tough to do where it’s German brands such as applies.
But we “SAAB” will show what great cars we do! And beat our former big brother of the fingers hehe.

we came we saw we conquered
(Veni Vidi Vici)

jond
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Actually, I think that it might be ‘venimus, vidimus, vicimus’ if you’re thinking ‘we’ rather than ‘I’, but I could be wrong.

jond
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Also, I’ve just looked it up and the Romans never did manage to conquer Germania, so it might be best not to hold one’s breath.

Rogge
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks!!
You can have right there!

“Veni”, “vidi”, and “vici” are first person perfect forms of the three Latin verbs “venire”, “videre”, and “vincere”

😉

marcus
Member
4 years 11 months ago

ahem….not bad the mistake in the header – it shows, that the author is very involved in the car-sector and probably in the powertrain…
w´re not gearmans, we´re germans. so it´s germany and not gearmany….

but – i like omerika also…

till72
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Ooops. Fixed that. 🙂

OddJob
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Shouldn’t it be Gearmen?

marcus
Member
4 years 11 months ago

of course, but only, when sweden will change to swade´n…

fuzzi
Member
4 years 11 months ago

veni, vidi, vinci with what ? no production since April, no delivering of suppliers, no money and no production date ?
how you you be so optimistic ?

joachim
Member
4 years 11 months ago

for all:
the 9-4x are produced in mexico at GM, and not in trollhattan where saab is not producing any car…

fuzzi
Member
4 years 11 months ago

ok but if no payement for these models will arrive , the production will stop !

rune
Member
4 years 11 months ago

I do not know how much of the payment process is publically known.

When a car is produced in THN, the dealer pays for it immediately.

I doubt the same applies to those cars produced in Mexico, but I have no idea. Do you?

Maybe the explanation is simple: The dealers in Germany think they have a 9-4x friendly market and wants to import from the US (where the 9-4x is currently in stock).

StefanH STHLM
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Or maybe the entire payment goes to GM, and Saab get a sum from that?

OddJob
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Saab orders the car from GM, the dealers order the cars from Saab. Simple, isn’t it?

StefanH STHLM
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Thought it might be a different arrangement on this one. 😉

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Rune,
I think it’s the same for any car ordered by a dealer. The dealer orders the car and once it is produced an invoice is sent to the dealer and the dealer then pays for the vehicle through their bank or floor plan. The vehicle has to be produced before the dealer pays though because that is when the invoice is generated.

jouni72
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Very big respect to Saab Germany! This is a message which is needed, we ain´t dead yet, we are still here!

fuzzi
Member
4 years 11 months ago

and how can a dealer In Germany to a customer explain the delivery time of an ordered Saab ?

Grumpy
Member
4 years 11 months ago
Glass half empty today Fuzzy 😉 I guess it is fair to assume that most of the customers who ordered their cars in February and March this year have been following the development, wondering if they will actually get a car. Some of them probably had to cancel their orders, particularly if they had to return a lease car or simply needed another ride. For customers ordering today, the situation should be pretty clear, at least so far that it is utterly unclear. Nobody knows when production starts again and that is something a salesman needs to point out. But… Read more »
Thylmuc
Member
4 years 11 months ago
Great; I will try to go there. Analysing the above list, the capital Berlin is well represented. The next three biggest towns, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne, however, only have one dealership exhibiting, and of the next 11 biggest towns, only six will get the exhibition. I can only hope that this does not reflect what is left over of the German dealerships. Of the four dealers in Munich, only one still exists (as a dealer, three of the other four former dealerships still do service, I believe), surviving on Subaru and Volvo, I guess. So, for Munich, this really reflects… Read more »
hilmar
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Good luck ! This tour is a sort of positive thinking in these times, have a nice time, show the cars on the road and to the customers. Saab is still alive.

tauentzien
Member
4 years 11 months ago

I would love to see a successful Händlertour, but I fear that only a few customers will see the new modells. Saab Germany and most of the dealers are not giving any information about the event. Untill today morning there is no information on the Saab Germany Homepage, no advertisement, absolutly no information for the normal customer. The only information is coming from some few weblogs. Also only a few dealers invited some customer personally. So the normal customer doesnt know anything about the Händlertour. From my point of view there is lots of room for improvement.

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