So… the company that just laid off 20% of their work force is personally funding a 9-5 Estate build. Seems legit. Ok, I know that’s pessimistic of me, but honestly… when you’re that strapped for cash should you be spending money on pet projects?
My wife’s 2003 Convertible is almost unusable because of a crankshaft position sensor failure. It is a Bosch made part, and for some reason it’s back ordered by 3 weeks. This part failed on my mother’s 2000 9-3 as well, and when I ordered the part for her it was back ordered then, too. I’m wondering if they’re waiting for enough people to order to…[Read more]
I agree with 95saabowneruk. I’m not saying that it won’t cost a lot of money and take more dedication than we’ve seen to date, but I would like to point out a new fan favorite here at SaabsUnited, Tesla. Tesla wasn’t even selling cars 5 years ago and someone here mentioned last year they sold 40,000? Sounds like they broke that barrier to entry…[Read more]
Jesse Crandle commented on the post, 31 private owners of Saab 9-3N cars in Sweden 2014 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Merriam Webster defines crime as, “an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government”. An infraction is, “an act that breaks a rule or law”. So while you are correct, there are infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, they are all crimes. Crime is *not* the wrong word to use, although I can see the chap who did the crime is quite…[Read more]
Even Mercedes builds the C Class in South Africa, and those things are 40k EASY. Maybe a Saab built in Botswana would be even cheaper.
So if the only ones being confused about the difference between Saab AB and Saab Cars are total idiots, what’s the harm in letting the cars use the name. No, seriously. Wouldn’t you want to let intelligent people invest in your company, not someone who was unable to figure out the difference between the two? And also how did you become so wealthy…[Read more]
I have a question for everyone. If Saab is so concerned about their name use and how the car might damage them, how many people around the world know there is anything BUT the cars? If you told someone Saab made trucks and planes they’d say “I thought Saab went bankrupt!” So in that sense wouldn’t it be better to have them making cars to make…[Read more]
They did set up an infrastructure, they convinced dozens of small Swedish manufacturers to give them a second or third or fourth chance (The “Saab” car company, not NEVS specifically), to make a run of a few thousand parts. I remember last year there were some articles on here about how the production was taking so long to set up because a few of…[Read more]
I agree with you, but what I’m getting at is that if it doesn’t go through people will be saying the same thing about the other Asian backers who called it quits and didn’t buy or didn’t pull through. It could very well be the Chinese investors knew they’d be throwing their money in the trash after the weak infrastructure was set up by NEVS, or…[Read more]
Kind of sounds to me like what I’ve decided a long time ago, you can’t trust the Asians to do clean straight cut business. Mahindra seems to be no exception, they’re just hopping on whichever side of the fence looks greenest unwilling to plant their feet. Sounds like they expect to be given the deal of the century, full control, the name, and a…[Read more]
Tell me that was a horrible joke you just made… 1) your name is 3cyl, they haven’t made those in 50 years, and 2) 85% of car sales in the United States are used. That’s how dealerships make money, on their repair bills for used cars/extended warranties etc. The Mercedes Dealership I work at makes 3,000 dollars on a used car and only 1,500 on a new car.
When I bought my girlfriend’s Saab for her (a 2003 convertible) it was in seriously rough shape, and it still has a lot of issues. The ground cable was wires that were crimped to a connector on the battery, transmission fluid was never changed (95,000 miles on it), the PCV lines were completely hooked up in the wrong order, the vacuum lines to the…[Read more]
I think therein lies a lot of the difference between you and I, Tim. I love being my own mechanic, and I can’t afford any vehicle that’s been made in the last 8 years, so that being said the luxury an old used Saab provides (when from what I understand the quality was higher) then I much rather have a Saab than say an old Toyota. A 10 year old…[Read more]
I will still have Saabs for decades, and I have to admit I find it strange that Tim as a moderator is so quick to jump ship and get rid of ALL his Saabs even though they were just a few years old and he has many vehicles. Honestly I’ve never been able to afford a new Saab (or a new anything), so the whole self repair and keeping old things going…[Read more]
I like reading about these high priced luxury condos, and reading about luxury European brands, luxury this luxury that. Luxury implies someone is around to pay for it, so it amuses me to think that these car companies will all fold in Europe. Also if you think about this realistically (and pretend these other companies you have a grim outlook on)…[Read more]
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