Wim Maes
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I think we all understand who have Saab in the heart! We are eager for good news so…. 😉

DUTCH900C
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1

TurboLamko
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+10

900 classic cab
Guest
4 years 8 months ago

+1

Saabman900
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1000

ArchDandy
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1

kochje
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1

David Mark Davies
Member
4 years 8 months ago

let them go in and build the 91 super mini take over the world

Marino from Belgium
Member
4 years 8 months ago

haha 🙂

TurboLamko
Member
4 years 8 months ago

But good that they are bidding next week though 😀

ArchDandy
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I think I can see a light. Is many dark curves but in the end, there is a light.

Fasten our belts.

gustaf
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I believe YM has good intentions. My worries are with the receivers. I really hope they don’t fiddle around with the wrong things ending up with nothing for SAAB but a big bill :/

Rolf Hägg
Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Looks like YM is a foregone conclusion at this point, especially with GM’s announcement about their licenses. I just hope their intentions are true, I really have my reservations, but I guess it’s better than nothing at this point. BW seems to be full of lies and hot air. Here’s hoping YM doesn’t try to low ball them and end up with nothing, here’s further hoping that they do the right thing and reinstate warranties for 2010 and above… Only time will tell…

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member
4 years 8 months ago

YM has already put GM aside for months now.

So GM has no play in this new deal.

Toby K
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I honestly think they are the best bet-and I think they see themselves like Tata who “helped” Jaguar when no-one else saw the USP. Fingers crossed for them, they seem to have more idea than many about the situation and have part funded Saab for 2 months plus launched a large and unfulfilled order, so they are passionate too. They stand out in sharp releif to GM.

jouni72
Member
4 years 8 months ago

If recievers get next week a bid from YM including all the depts paid, and so that deal can be closed, how long recievers will wait another offers? They might make quick decisions, so I think BW is in a hurry to do an offer. YM has a clear pole place now. And I think they deserve it.

kochje
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Yes while the longer it takes the more chances there are that the employees will have another job.
And they are a very important asset which need to be pampered.

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member
4 years 8 months ago

BW just like that NSC, hot air

Aerfally
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Form where did the information come as to the exact sums if the bid has not yet been placed?

I know everyone, including myself, is eager to hear good news but I would recommend not jumping at news until it’s actually news.

GerritN
Member
4 years 8 months ago

“I apologize for the over-eagerness on my part”

You should be punished by being beaten with birch branches and dunked into ice cold water!

Oh, wait, you Nordic people actually like that 🙂 ….. Never mind 🙂

TurboLover
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1

Wim Maes
Member
4 years 8 months ago

rofl

RS
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Gerrit, you forgot the heat (170+ degrees F) treatment 🙂

Douglas Brown
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I will say it’s been a rocky road from the start, what’s one more bump? At this point, I don’t care if saudi Arabia buys Saab! Just kidding, it would probably be shaped like an oil tanker. 🙂

Rolf Hägg
Guest
Red J
Member
4 years 8 months ago

P
CCT is using the old (unconfirmed) DI article as source, so no new news.

Angelo V.
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I urge everybody who reads this to go to General Motors Facebook page and leave appropriate negative comments there. Don’t stop at one either. These demons need to be taken to task for what they are doing to destroy Saab’s chances of survival. They are spiritless sub-humans—-GM executives fleecing American taxpayers and paying themselves millions of dollars after their well documented failures—-now this. It’s unacceptable and they need to be bombed with negative comments, the pesky rascals.

Baver
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Plus…if you are a citizen of the US, contact your senator and representative and let them know about your unhappiness with the situation. They love hearing from their constituents.

Wim Maes
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+ 564 milion euros

Chris Carrier
Member
4 years 8 months ago

“GM won’t license their IP to a Chinese company!” That’s not going to motivate a US Congressman.

GerritN
Member
4 years 8 months ago
Just forget about the US government slapping GM’s hand. GM is one of the few success stories, they got a bailout and are now again the biggest car maker. No politician in his right mind is going to criticize GM because it is protected its market share against a tiny niche car maker. This is presidential election year so morality is pretty much out of the window too, i.e. saying GM is acting the big, bad wolf is not going to make you popular either. Same for sending Swedish government representatives to GM. GM does _NOT_ care about what the… Read more »
mnztr
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I read that Youngman has flown a contingent of European suppliers led by Bosch to review their plan and provide technical assistance in replacing all the GM IP. I would LOVE IT if after 6 months the 9-5 rolls out with no GM IP….

MeanSabean
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Where did you read this?

Patrik B
Member
4 years 8 months ago
To rebuild the 9-5 so that it is free of GM IP will be a huge effort. It will probably be easier to finish of the Phoenix platform and do an extension of the future 9-3 so that it can be badges as a 9-5. THE problem now is that the engineers are now officially of out employment and as Volvo is hiring right now and many of them have joined Volvo cars instead. And to do a restart of the company without the engineers is not possible – in that case we will see the company go bankrupt again…… Read more »
M.A.
Member
4 years 8 months ago

If there is a lack of engineers in THN this can be solved by Spanish workforce. Currently Germany is hiring plenty of Spanish engineers to its industry. They have no problem in moving to Germany so I don’t think they will have a problem in moving to Sweden.

Patrik B
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I don’t think that is a viable solution. I would guess that Youngman can use some automotive consultants that stand really close to them – Lotus!

michaelb
Member
4 years 8 months ago

The new owners if smart will try to rehire these engineers gone, and they will have to pay premia for that, upfront and / or higher salaries. These people will have probation periods, and if they have confidence into the future of SAAB again, many of them will come back.
Another conclusion is, that to wait and see or to try to save money is not a good approach for serious bidders. The costs – also in terms of delay of projects – might quickly escalate afterwards.

mnztr
Member
MeanSabean
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Thanks

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