I think the amount of comments is a clear sign of the frustration that is setting in.
I have supported Saab for a long, long time. And I have to answer friends and colleagues all the time on what Saab is doing, or not doing. And live with “fun” remarks on my collection of 1/43 Saabs at the office.
I am so appalled by what GM did that I am at…[Read more]
Hans H commented on the post, There is only ONE possible future owner of SAAB Cars and that is SAAB AB 1 week, 4 days ago
I think so too.
Gm did what GM had to do. But what GM did the years before were shameful. Not only for Saab, but also for Holden, Pontiac, Olds…They were even close to fail with Opel.
GM is/was a pitiful company.
“Climate change is a natural phenomenon.”
I am sorry JerseySaab, but you are SO wrong.
But it doesn’t matter. Natural phenomenon or not, WHY keep polluting the world?
And the idea that the US because of that “misunderstanding” can keep polluting the rest of the world is insane.
USA must take responsibilities.
There is history with Saab and Mazda.
I remember stories in swedish press about a strange Saab 900 in the early 80s which had run away from intruding photographers with all four wheels spinning. That was almost forgot until I read the book “Spelet om Saab” by Jan Hökerberg. He writes about a time when Saab and Mazda were trying to do a deal on a…[Read more]
Yes. It is that simple.
GM obviously don’t understand brands. They never understood why Saab had to go premium, even though GM themselves were the ones demanding it.
To make a Saab “saabish” you need fresher parts than outdated Opel parts. Even Opel need fresher parts than that to make an Opel interesting enough.
But then again; GM were…[Read more]
I think a clue lies in how GM has treated the other car brands they owned; Cadillac “pretends” to be a BMW/Mercedes competitor, Opel has made very bland cars for a long time, Saturn devolved into rebranded Opels, Pontiac made a leap from muscle cars to people carriers and Aztec, Oldsmobile just starved to death, and Holden is also about to go. And…[Read more]
No. Saab should not be dead. Saab is where it is today only because of GM.
Global crisis hit GM hard because GM is what it is. Global crisis also hit Ford, but Volvo suvived. Saab could have survived if GM had been a better company.
I am one of those bitter, typical Saab-fans. I am now finally “old and rich” enough to buy anything other than a used car and now I can’t. I loathe the way GM made this happen. I pity that Koenigsegg didn’t buy Saab and I am sorry that Spyker couldn’t make it. My only hope here is that NEVS/Mahindra really can make it.
And I agree with Tim; the…[Read more]
I read an interview a few years ago where some of Saabs top engineers (I forgot the names, but it was in AMS or Teknikens Värld) discussed just this fact; A hybrid system with a small, clean, two-stroker tucked away in a corner. I even think they mentioned a three-cylinder two-stroke.
I thiink the “Bad news is bad news” media roundabout started the moment GM started to talk about winding down Saab. And it was at that moment companies stopped buying Saabs for company cars. That was – in my mind – when everything crashed, because the company cars were Saabs (and Volvos) main output.
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