Seems very unlikely at this point. It would probably require investment of an established major automotive player to pry the name from Saab AB again. I’d like to be proven wrong but my assumption at this point is that there will be no more new Saab cars in my lifetime.
Many more years down the road, who knows? Who would have thought that Borgwar…[Read more]
The used car buyer is not completely unimportant – the secondary market for the car (“trade-in value”) can be a factor for the people who buy them new. People will be less reluctant to buy a particular new car if they believe they will not be able to “unload” it when they are ready for another.
Part of the problem with a lot of new cars today…[Read more]
Absolutely correct, Angelo. “Bottom line” is that not everyone who likes Saabs has $40K to $50K burning a hole in their pocket, or has a desire to go into years of debt slavery to buy a car. Here in the U.S. we’re starting to see car loans stretched out to 8 years or more! (No thanks, I’ve worked long and hard to get to a position where I have no…[Read more]
We actually have been getting sales brochures from BMW in the mail. I don’t know if it’s because we have Saabs registered. (I don’t know how it is in Europe, but here in the U.S. our motor vehicle agencies are infamous for selling such personal information to advertisers.) We certainly have not purchased any new luxury cars to get on such a…[Read more]
Actually, I just recently spent $4000 on a 1995 9000! But this car is practically like new, it’s like a time capsule. It drives like it’s hardly broken in yet, and needed only a few minor items attended to. (The previous owner maintained it religiously. Most of the wear items that normally would need to be serviced on an older used car won’t need…[Read more]
Angelo, I would agree on the parts situation, the newer Saabs are likely going to be in the high-risk category in a few years. Mine are old enough (20-30 years!) that the primary parts sources are aftermarket and used suppliers anyway. (Sometimes it may be necessary to get creative for the odd part that is no longer available.) No software issues…[Read more]
I believe parts will be available for a long time to come, especially since the 9-5 was built for so long there are a lot of used parts available.
My current Saabs are very high-mileage and getting rustier, […]
Yeah, I really don’t get it. From what I can see the only function an engine cover serves is to hinder service. If I had to work on a car with one I’d most likely leave it off the first time it had to be removed […]
The idea of “human controlled global warming/climate change” is a government’s wet dream, as it gives an excuse to ramp up taxation and control nearly every aspect of life. I respect Tim’s position, but believe if […]
JerseySaab commented on the post, Saab is alive again – it will become an electric car 2 years, 3 months ago
The idea of human-caused global warming is a scam, as with anything else to understand this follow the money and political power! “Climate change” is a natural phenomenon that has been occurring for millions if […]
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