I just don’t know where they can re-start from. The market is so competitive – think about this, the NG 9-5 Aero Sportcombi was to start above $50K, about the same price as a 2015 Porsche Macan S. Sure the Saab is a bit different but I’d cross shop them. (BTW, I think the Macan is the best deal currently on the planet).
That said, Saab will…[Read more]
dcpattie commented on the post, Supplier files for NEVS bankruptcy hearing (updated) 1 week ago
Thanks for that insight. Given what you posted above, shouldn’t their be far fewer “vultures” this time around since only a few dozen 9-3′s were produced from left-over parts with only a few new interior bits (like the seats and center console units)?
dcpattie commented on the post, Supplier files for NEVS bankruptcy hearing (updated) 1 week, 1 day ago
Shouldn’t we expect a bankruptcy? Wouldn’t a potential bidder want to get the company at rock bottom $ (i.e., after bankruptcy is declared) verses negotiating with NEVS to avoid bankruptcy?? As I see it – the best case scenario is a repeat of 2012 – albeit with little interest during this go-around – hopefully resulting with a sale for…[Read more]
Geely has been good for Volvo so maybe that’s a blueprint? However, I’d prefer Mahindra – just look at what TATA has done for Jaguar. If Saab could only capture a small portion of that success.
Pricing in the US has the biggest hurdle IMO. I purchased mine in October 2010. My Diamond Silver Aero XWD was already sitting on the lot for 3-months. The list price was $54,000 USD. I was able to purchased the car for $45,000 USD (some got theirs for far less). I was comparing the car to the Volvo S80 V8, Acura TL SH-AWD, and Audi S4 – all…[Read more]
I’ve had mine for almost 4-years now. I’ve seen less than 5 “in the wild” during this time. NEVS should have purchased the required agreements from GM and produced this one car (instead of the 9-3) until the Phoenix was ready. Oh well, water under the dam.
GM is probably wishing they never unloaded their little jewel Swedish brand. In recent news, all 2010-2014 Camaro’s are being recalled because a knee “could” hit the key and flip the ignition into the AUX position…Chevy should have adopted Saab’s key location!
dcpattie commented on the post, This time, BMW got it right – Lightweight, powerful, fuel efficient i8 2 months, 1 week ago
It even has the faux “wings” from the PhoenIX concept – this is a saab in German clothing!
I have to go back to mid-2012…what in the world was Maud and Co. thinking when they selected NEVS? We had BMW AG bidding for Pete’s sake! M&M would have been 1000 times better! DId they even bother to look at company profiles such as “capital” or “track record” during the selection process? Mind boggling and unless someone with deep pockets…[Read more]
dcpattie commented on the post, New types of LED headlights with new type of high-beam 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The bi-swivel xeon HID headlights on my NG 9-5 Aero are a pretty good jumping off point. I wonder if the LEDs will be short-lived now that Audi and BMW already have laser beam headlights in future products?
With all the recent ignition news I fail to understand why GM never adopted Saab’s ignition setup? Someone at GM must have asked the question “why does Saab but it there – is it safer?” If GM kept Saab as a crash and safety “Center of Excellence” and only allowed Saab only 1 platform it still would have paid off for GM – just maybe not in total…[Read more]
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