I think it’s pretty clear NEVS never had any real intention of producing Saabs. If they had they would have done so ages ago. What did the 9-3 need to remain competitive? It needed a replacement for the V6 they lost to GM, a refresh of the nav/entertainment system, and slight improvements in interior materials (namely the rubberized coating). It…[Read more]
BMW seems to be producing enough cars to keep up with demand… why do you say they lack production capacity? They’ve been expanding their model line and recently started a project to expand production by 100K units at their South Carolina factory to handle a new SUV. I doubt that the plant which produced 30K Saabs/yr will cut it for them.
BMW wasn’t always where BMW is today. They were known for under-performing, overpriced, stripped-down unreliable cars, much like SAAB became under GM. See my other post here about BMW. They fixed things by moving […]
That’s why they need to make changes – quit decontenting the car, stop using sub-par materials (i.e., the cheap rubberized coatings that peel off at 30-50K miles), and bump up power output and choose stiffer […]
> If you have an extension cord an plug into a 15 amp 110 volt outlet at the motel you could put in appx 15 kW into the battery overnight, but the battery holds a total of 85 kW.
Wow, that’s worse than I […]
> Saab is not Tesla or Porsche. They will never be perceived as such, no matter what they do.
Why not? BMW and Audi both pulled it off, and both were at the brink of death at various stages. It took BMW’s […]
Furthermore, on long trips my Saab gets anywhere from 38mpg to 43mpg, depending on AC use and good weather (with bad weather like rain, it will decrease to mid 30s, heavy rain or light snow, high 20s). That’s over […]
Tesla Model S: Practical as long as you drive straight from Point A to point B with no sightseeing stops, no A/C or heat, and stay on Route 95 so you can stop at three charging stations for an hour each stop for a […]
> However, I do see a future in hydrogen fuel-cell technology (like the Hyundai fuel cell iX-35).
Sure. What will hold the hydrogen, which is an element small enough to pass through a steel, aluminum, or even […]
SAABs made in China?
Do not want.
Say whatever you want, but 117hp Fiat engines? Made in China? The SAAB we knew and love is finally dead – rigor mortis has definitely set in now.