The issue isn’t internal combustion being “DEAD”, the issue is barrier to entry. The chances of a start up company getting production of a new line of vehicles up and running is increasingly difficult, and it’s been proven by backers that no one is willing to pay for it. The only people backing NEVS at this point backed them with the promise of…[Read more]
I never named you, although you are frequently and alarmingly negative.
I’d say the biggest guilt you have is a failure to understand that Saab has been out of the game long enough that their barrier to entry is basically that of a startup company. The likelihood of a brand new company making gas or diesel powered vehicles is about as likely as…[Read more]
I don’t leave comments anymore or hardly read the comments because of the negativity, so maybe all of you who do nothing but complain should show yourself the door at this point. The cars aren’t Saabs, they’ll be made in China, so what more do you have left to grovel about? They were CARS. MOVE ON. If you don’t like the direction things are moving…[Read more]
That’s interesting. If the IRS is wrong in (U.S. taxes) I’m pretty sure they just giggle all the way to the bank with your money. Also… I’d demand an apology for being jailed to the few who were put in prison for 24 hours on “tax evasion” charges.
I live in the Tampa area, not a whole lot of Saabs here, ESPECIALLY not older ones. I daily drive a 2002 9-3, and as I was coming home today on I4 I saw a car parked under an underpass with the hood open. As I got closer I realized it was a 90s Saab 9000, it looked very well loved (extremely shiny paint, all the trim was black), and I felt bad for…[Read more]
Ever day I check for new articles, I suppose I should comment more just so the makers of the site know we’re out here. I would hate if SaabsUnited closed down… I seriously hope they don’t, I hope they hang on at least long enough to know how this will end one way or another. I’m fairly certain this last decision is exactly that, if things can’t…[Read more]
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 5 months, 3 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]
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