Brian Hamilton commented on the post, The rumors are flying around regarding the brand name… 3 weeks, 1 day ago
10 cents? I PAID $20 for mine, geez!
I think your comment was very unfair. It wasn’t up to SAAB owners to keep replacing their SAAB’s so that SAAB could survive, it was up to SAAB to market their products more effectively to get new customers. After all, they were building cars that were meant to last a long time. We have two SAAB’s that are still in perfect condition, so why would…[Read more]
I agree with what you say about placement. Your posts don’t need to appear in a different color. People who don’t want to read them can simply ignore them, but I think a lot of your comments make sense, so I don’t know why they would do that.
Well Angelo, personally, I enjoy reading your posts very much. I think you have some good ideas, and a pretty good feel for what ought to happen to re-establish the SAAB brand.
As a matter of interest, down here in beautiful Australia, SAAB is generally regarded as being a much more up-market brand than VW. It’s probably placed about the same…[Read more]
I’m amazed that someone with so little could have bought SAAB in the first place. If NEVS has to borrow $10 -15 million to pay creditors, they clearly didn’t have enough to begin with. That’s such a small amount in the car business.
That’s right, KIA were in very serious trouble, some billions of $, I believe. Someone told me five billion.
As you say Angelo, with the right investor and some serious marketing, I can’t see why SAAB can’t make a huge comeback, and become as popular as the KIA brand. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
In fact, I remember Skoda in the sixties, and people…[Read more]
What a great car! The tinted windows look really great. ‘Bet this blue one turns lots of heads. We have two SAAB’s, a 95 and a 3 door red coupe. Both have dark tinted windows. So glad we had them done.
I think it would be the SAAB name that’s going to be at the forefront in people’s minds, so it would probably be different. Everyone knows GM, but not many know Cobalt, at least outside the U.S. Likewise, everybody knows the SAAB name, but not everyone has heard of Mahindra.
Well, those sorts of GM stand over tactics might have worked in the old Western world, but the Indians and the Chinese will do whatever they have to do to sell their products. If they decide to build a new brand of car, I’m sure they’ll find suppliers. So let’s hope for a change that I’m right and you’re wrong.
It sounds to me like you’re moving…[Read more]
Sorry Tim, I don’t get this. If a large company makes, for example, seats for various car manufacturers, let’s say, Fiat, Nissan, VW etc., and they’re approached by the new owners of SAAB, who want them to make seats to their specs, why wouldn’t they do that? It’s more work for them. The same would apply to other component manufacturers. Every car…[Read more]
Surely it’s possible to catch up to the competition if a new owner has the resources to build modern cars.
If you’re bringing a new car into the market, you have to either start from scratch, or pick up where someone else left off, and SAAB was at least over the starting line. Surely if a “substantial” owner stepped in, suppliers would be happy…[Read more]
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