When Koeningsegg had interest in Saab, it was when Saab was an operating car company, with a dealership network in key global markets, viable cars already being built or in the pipeline—-a fully functioning company. At this point, especially after three years of horrific mismanagement, there’s not even a shell left of what Saab was in 2011,…[Read more]
Speaking of collecting, it might be cheaper for me to buy a parts car and store it in my back yard, then to pay the going rate for dealer parts. I brought my 2004 9-5 in for an oil change on Friday—-and to have them put in a new head lamp bulb because the high beam light on my passenger side head light wasn’t working, and inspection is coming…[Read more]
It’s indeed impressive that someone has managed to collect this many Saabs. That said—-it would be kind of a shame if some of them are capable/worthy of restoration and they’re being hoarded and rotting further perhaps. I really wish one of the myriad of Saab corporate owners would have reprised that beautiful, classic Saab 96 shape seen in…[Read more]
It’s in the “News In Media” section on the right side of the screen in NEVS news section. The last paragraph in an article entitled “SWEDEN: NEVS to pay vast majority of creditors in full” And of course you’re right—-a lot of things are plastered on their home page—-outdated garbage. I’d love to know if anyone in their organization was ever…[Read more]
From the “News” section of NEVS website:
“NEVS is currently engaged in a complex series of negotiations with an unnamed potential future investor – although talks are dragging surrounding any use of the Saab name.”
They’re on their own feet. They’re standing.
Well, soon enough, something has to give. There’s a conga line of creditors waiting to be paid and that can’t stay in a holding pattern much longer. I just hope for their sake that someone is playing very close attention to the financial goings on at NEVS. At this point, a great level of scrutiny must be exercised to prevent NEVS from playing a…[Read more]
Banter, rumors and innuendo generally stop when a company steps up to explain in precise terms and reasonably complete details, their present and their future. NEVS has failed to do that since there’s been a NEVS. I’ve been following the automotive world, regularly, for about 40 years. Among serious brands, and I’d consider Saab a serious…[Read more]
Lee is correct, sarcasm as I’m sure you knew K. And yes, Carly Fiorina would have done better than KJJ did. I actually believe the Compaq/HP merger ended up being a huge net gain/positive for shareholders, and that’s who she was working for. I think she did fine. Back to NEVS: Not so fine.
Now stop that Kimberly. I’ve been chastised for raining on everybody’s parade. See how I’ve turned over a new leaf? See above. I’m not Mr. Cheeful. NEVS is back, baby—-they’re standing on their own two feet and ready to go head to head against Audi.
Hard to say if anyone has been paid—-if there’s been any movement at all. You would hope that these stiffed creditors have received some relief or will soon. I’m holding out hope that there will be a big announcement once things are in order—-once everything has been signed—-that there is a new owner. That would be tremendous. Is it…[Read more]
Joe: Fitting that you chose a Cadillac to be the Hurst for Saab’s funeral, being that it’s a GM and all. In fact, a custom SRX Hurst would be the ultimate irony. Hopefully someone will warn the funeral home that NEVS is going to stiff them on the invoice.
A bigger question for me than functionality—-is whether these new “smart cars” are going to be collecting information on us and reporting it. The car will know driving habits—-where you stop—-where you’ve been—-how fast you were going at the time of an accident, etc. I don’t like the direction we’re headed—complete invasion of privacy.
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