- In reply to: rafael guerra posted an update Someone who explain what really happen in VW dieselgate View
I wish I could explain that mess. It doesn’t look good when the CEO resigns as soon as the scandal makes the news. Something really corrupt must have been happening there at very high levels.
Rune: I understand that. I understand it, but I don’t excuse it. I had a 1988 Peugeot 505GLS that I bought new. That car had a myriad of problems after 60,000 miles. I tell people, it’s the best car I ever owned for 60,000 miles and the worst I ever owned after 60,000 miles. Anyway, one part that went bad very early, while the car was still…[Read more]
Also, the part is too expensive. It’s one thing if a poorly engineered part fails and can be replaced every couple years for fifty dollars. This isn’t that! Cadillac has been doing this sort of thing for many years now, without the drama. It’s very unSaab-like to have a gratuitous piece of hardware that’s very overpriced and that has a high…[Read more]
I find it really disappointing that a part like this would fail on ANY car manufactured in the 21st century, much less a fifty thousand dollar luxury car. It shows something that is really the antithesis of what Saab once was—-that is, it’s putting a design element above function, and FAILING at it. It sort of summarizes the Saab story in my…[Read more]
Saabdog: Westerners have been purchasing Chinese Volvos and Indian Jaguars if you consider country of origin of the owners as what makes the cars’ “nationality.” Soon we’ll see if “Made In China” Volvos sell, with the large sedan that will be exported to the west from China. My guess is that westerners would purchase a Chinese Saab—-either…[Read more]
Thanks. And in truth, they don’t have a track record. I think maybe producing a couple hundred black or silver 9-3s was like stretching/warm-ups, but they haven’t entered a race yet. I don’t think they own any running shoes.
Precisely right 3cyl, which is why in the U.S. at least, NEVS would have had to disclose to the courts if they were in discussions with Dongfeng——and if Dongfeng had put conditions on their investment—–i.e. stiff your creditors first “negotiating” a lower settlement amount, then get back to us and we’ll talk. Here, it’s possible that would…[Read more]
They also cost me thousands of dollars a couple weeks ago because of how volatile their depressed economy and stock market have become. They’re not miracle workers and frankly, if KJJ represents the “chip on the shoulder, something out to prove” wing of the Chinese business class, I think I’ll invest in the Congo instead.
If NEVS accomplishes ANYTHING by 2020, I’ll be shocked at how FAST they’re moving Saabyurk! This would be a small miracle if something with the Saab name on it is out by 2020, if it remains in NEVS shaky and sweaty hands.
Very balanced assessment Paul and I agree with what you said. I’ll add that even if NEVS develops into a more competent and serious entity—perhaps with help from Dongfeng—-it’s still going to be many, many years, if ever, before they build a vehicle with the Saab brand. I guess it’s possible that if they really get their act together, Saab…[Read more]
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