Angelo, I’ll add that Saab AB won’t be getting into the car business. They were in the car business and got out of it.
As for licensing, the exposure is too great. Saab AB can’t anticipate the ways It might affect them. For instance if VW had bought SAAB in 2011, SAAB AB would likely have licensed the SAAB name to them. VW would probably…[Read more]
It has been hammered home to SAAB AB that the risks associated with a car company sharing their identity far outweigh any potential benefits. SAAB AB management has undoubtedly gotten this message, but if they haven’t their shareholders will make sure that that they do.
If that is the plan, I wonder where the money will come from to develop cars for the worldwide market. The sale of 200,000 cars over four years won’t generate sufficient net cash flow to do it.
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Two consecutive posts featuring the 99!!! Great to celebrate SAAB’s competition history. If SAAB does revive, I hope motorsport competition will be part of the package. Also, congrats to those of you with the skills to rebuild these cars to such a high level, and I am glad to see that you campaign them rather than relegating them to storage or display.
Yes. US. Agree with you on German brands, and re: Jag at higher price point.
New Alfa Giulia has promise, but US launch model will be pricey.
Based on your comments, I looked into Skoda. It appears that the Division is performing well financially and it is nice to see that they are represented in Rally competition.
John, I doubt that we see will Skoda cars in my market any time soon, so it is an unlikely choice here. The main thing is to own a vehicle one is enthusiastic about, as you are. And avoiding having the chow mein container pop open in transport is plus.
John, For me, when the time comes to replace my SAABs I will not be looking for something “close to” a SAAB. That will just be a constant in my face compromise that I don’t want. More likely, I’ll move on and go for something completely different. As a SAAB owner for over 45 years, I’ll hold out a bit longer. My SAABs continue to perform well,…[Read more]
You raise an interesting topic Angelo. As cars become more and more dependent on electronics, especially proprietary systems, the options for alternate maintenance providers become more and more limited.
A friend of mine who is in the repair business told me that this is changing his ownership philosophy, Rather than buy and then keep a…[Read more]
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