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    Angelo, there is no need to sit in your Saab for 5 minutes after you’ve arrived -if- the last miles of the journey are taken easy so that the turbo gets time to cool down.
    The reason for the old rule of tumb comes from the fact that most people (and all teens) simply stop the engine too soon after giving it the beans.
    To not let the engine warm…[Read more]

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    Why is NEVS now interested in SAAB stories when they most likely won’t ever build cars for current owners?! The PR operations of this company is simply horrendous.

    BTW. Was this originally an April fools’ day posting?

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    In Bob Sinclare’s defence that was not the original plan though, until GM almost went belly up two years later.

    One more time:
    Saab-Scania and GM Press Conference (December 15, 1989)

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    +900

    a) GM didn’t market Saab’s in a way that the THN factory capacity threshold would ever be jeopardised
    b) Their own crap would be exposed

    No wonder sales was slow…

  • RS commented on the post, #stayoriginal 1 year, 1 month ago

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    Very good highway cruiser and one of the few real wagons still on the market. I’m sure you’ll like it.

  • RS commented on the post, #stayoriginal 1 year, 1 month ago

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    I don’t get this. The guy bought a 15 year old turbo automatic with 200k on the clock for what 2000 dollars and now he is compaining that its breaking down…
    After replacing the parts mentioned it will probably go fine an other decade depending on have the oils been changed regulary or not?
    The Volvo folks can stuff it. The much never V70 in…[Read more]

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    Rolf, what’s stopping SAAB AB from starting a car division ones Nevs has gone bust and the plant is on the market? (again)
    It must be 100 easier for them to use the same outsourced engineers that have supposedly been working on new Saab models for the last two years…
    Heck there could be even something useful there, like smart ideas for…[Read more]

  • RS commented on the post, Happy New Year! 1 year, 4 months ago

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    “He screamed like a banshee leaving the hospital, but calmed down upon spotting the Saab.”

    Funniest thing I’ve read all year :) Thanks!

  • RS commented on the post, Thoughts. 1 year, 6 months ago

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    Jersey, buying an expensive vehicle doesn’t mean you have to go into debt if you own a car that hasn’t deprecated too much. That’s why I totally understand why even people from the SU Crew are ditching their 3-4 year old Saabs.
    Heck, if I’d drive 60.000 km in the middle of the night like Tim, I probably would’n pick up a pre-owned Saab MY10 with…[Read more]

  • RS commented on the post, Thoughts. 1 year, 6 months ago

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    Well, not entirely true. Saab didin’t manufacture for over 10 years a car thousands of people would have wanted to buy (any kind of hatchback). We bought a new 9-3 sedan anyway because it was the safest new vehicle on the market at the time.
    Then when our life cicumstances changed and we would have needed a bigger car they stopped making even the…[Read more]

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    “It is my first rear driven car ever and I really look forward to this new relationship”.

    Be careful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnKE-f7y_Ao

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    I agree that the point is valid. There is a good chance folks really believe buying an iBMW they’re getting a hybrid when it’s not one.

    I’m just still really “annoyed” the new owner of Saab cars initially even considered selling pure EV’s as their only product. A vehicle that can leave you stranded if there is the slightest hiccup in…[Read more]

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    I’d rather take 39-44 hp from a range extender than 0 hp from an EV relying purely on batteries. At least you get home without having to push the thing…

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    Yup. I misread your post first time around and tried to edit ‘that part’ but it didn’t work.
    Still think it’s a totally different story to work with a luxury car brand than a mass product that has to appeal to million people and needs to be accepted a certain way amongst the general public.
    The Chinese ownership of Volvo is slowly but surely…[Read more]

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    Thyl, these are luxury products not ment for mass markets and they were able to keep the name.
    I was painting a picture of what would happen if THN lost it for good. Bentley cars were sold like crazy during the boom only because they we ‘Bentley’.
    Of course you can start a company from scratch but it takes a decade or two to build a name for…[Read more]

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    If the new JV want to sell high quality cars in the west they need the SAAB name or it will be an other Asian owned brand few have ever heard of, not to mention trust.
    The general public (new cars buyers) won’t flock to buy a ‘Griffin’, ‘Aero’ or whatever anyone can come up with because people buy into brands.
    Strip any company from it’s…[Read more]

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    Absolutely. They need to show and commit to investing some serious cash and the plan must be air tight this time around.

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    All they need to do is to agree on what kind of new vehicles are worthy of the SAAB name. Which can infact be quite difficult.
    Here’s an idea: Unless a model is developed and also built in Sweden it can’t have the badge until 9 year since launch. This way other plants around the world could assemble these cars for local markets and carry on doing…[Read more]

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    What you describe applied to the US where GM totally burned Saab years ago.
    If they can sell the “antique” 9-3 that drives better than a VW (IMO especially in the snow) with a similar price tag and it generates gross profit they should do it.
    About 20 dealers lined up right away in Sweden to sell the NEVS Aero. Must be proof of something…

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    I didn’t say they’d have to give them away. There must be a sweetspot for a 9-3 SC where you can max sales with gross profit. Saab Cars won’t be in the black this decade anyway so why not soften the blow and help the dealers with the mature 9-3, unless the parts are now so much more expensive NEVS would have lost money on every car produced?
    Even…[Read more]

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