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    I humbly disagree. Perhaps with used car buyers, but not new buyers. Especially those loyal to the brand in the past.

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    It was announced that these Chinese S60Ls would be fully loaded. I assume to entice people to go Chinese. I really hope this backfires on them.

    I know, Chinese can make things that are very high quality – but that’s not the average Volvo or Saab buyer’s thinking.

    They better be sure these cars are flawless.

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    Swedish companies need to be aware that “Made in Sweden” has enormous appeal worldwide. People will pay for it, if given a decent product. Saab, if ever revived, should be announcing that everytime they can. “Have you ever actually looked to see where your car was assembled?” “You think it’s European?” Let people know WHY your car/SUV costs a bit more.

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    Go back in time, Angelo. Saab and Volvo should’ve been first. No way you can compare a Prius to either a Saab or a Volvo. My aunt had an old 900. Absolutely loved the car. Only reason she left Saab, because she is very aware of our great planet’s condition and wanted to do her little part to help it. She went to a Prius as soon as it was…[Read more]

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    Svensson, Glad to hear that Volvo is thriving worldwide. According to Volvo’s CEO, it is not thriving in the USA and it is a very important market for them and they wish to turn that around. His words, not mine. People here buy Volvo because of its Swedishness and safety. Exporting high-cost S60s from China to the USA is the exact opposite of what…[Read more]

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    Sorry, not going to be fooled into buying a Chinese made long wheelbase S60 Volvo will be exporting to the USA next year. You know the price won’t be reduced. Other automakers will be watching very, very closely. Personally, I think this is suicide for Volvo in the US (unless they think they can attract an entirely different clientele). We shall soon see.

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    Saab needed to bite the bullet and put the full color touchscreens in all 2010-11 vehicles. And whose idea was it to put that horrible “wood-effect” crap in a $40K USD vehicle?

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    Saab and Volvo would both be thriving today had the incompetant owners of both at the time seen the opportunity that hybrids would’ve brought them. The customers were already there. Loyal, fairly well off ones, many with a strong sense of caring for our planet. But no, they let Toyota in – and now you see Priuses everywhere.

    Instead of a…[Read more]

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    That substandardishness of the NG9-5 HUD is what made it so very Saab-like. Simple, green, and just the information that you need. New HUDs from BMW, Lexus, etc are a jumbled mess. The idea is great, but drivers don’t need even more distractions.

    Yes, there was too much GM crap in the last Saabs, but for the price, no other vehicles out there…[Read more]

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    I still love my NG 9-5 Aero. After reading posts on here over the past month, I have become very worried about future parts availability. Unfortunately, I am not in a very good position to part with my car. If I were to find a buyer, I would have to trade way down..to a rolling appliance. I just can’t bring myself to do that…yet. I wish I had…[Read more]

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    After reading this thread, I am now depressed. Sweden’s new Center-Left government is now in charge of Orio. I would think that a country where the new PM is the former auto union head, would do whatever they could to make sure the deal for NEVS gets done and we can continue to drive our older Saabs. I read yesterday that Sweden, for the first…[Read more]

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    Tell us more what your sources are saying about spare parts. I have a NG9-5 Aero, and I’m hearing parts availability are better than ever. Thought about selling, but have been convinced to buy the Saab Secure warranty and hang on to it . Still the best car out there I can afford.

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    I like the GTs, but they really get panned in the American press. Apparently, not selling very well either. The X3s on the other hand are flying out the door. I will say that Audi seems to have taken over as the preferred builder of vehicles for jerks. BMW is sooo five years ago…. :)

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    Saab should’ve never changed that perfect dash from the pre 2006 vehicles. Excellent colors and visibility.

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    Looking last night at these. Shocked to see they are holding their value better than the NG9-5 despite being ‘Hencho en Mexico.’ Shows that Saab could’ve done well with them in North America, as everyone wants an SUV or CUV. Almost purchased one when my local dealer was able to obtain two from a dealer in Michigan back in early 2011. Liked the…[Read more]

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    Sounds very nice. Saab can do it. The NG 9-5 in Aero trim (at least in the US) with a nicer quality dashboard, minus the GM buttons and radio-could’ve been quite the car for Saab. The lower spec ones, without the NAV and the not so nice wood-effect lowered the overall opinion of the car, IMO. Of course, it also is a little too big.

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    Angelo, older 3 series were quite reliable. It’s newer and more complicated vehicles that have had issues. The 7 series has always been a sore spot for BMW, and that’s before all the fancy new features were introduced.

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    As long as he sells it before the warranty runs out. BMWs have a funny way of staying in tact just long enough to cover the warranty. After that, expect many very expensive trips to the repair shop. Or leaving you stranded on the roadside late on a Sunday. It’s happened to me several times. The Germans are overrated for quality. That’s one reason…[Read more]

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    Announced last week that Volvo will be exporting their Chinese-made long wheelbase S60 to the US beginning next year. This will alienate the majority of former Volvo buyers in the US. Despite what many people say, Volvo buyers care where the car is assembled. Perhaps people buying used cars won’t care, because they don’t know how to read a VIN.…[Read more]

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    Some pretty somber news out of Sweden today, not reported on here regarding NEVS mortgaging nearly everthing to pay taxes(on the 15th), suppliers… Sounds like old times :(

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