Wednesday Snippets – EOM edition

CAR Magazine (the print edition) has a good story about the whole Saab sale affair, though of course it doesn’t take into account recent mumblings about EIB loans and the like.
It does have an optimistic view, however, highlighted by this little graphic I’ve reproduced below.
Thanks to PT for the scan!
The Norwegian news service Aftonposten did a survey with a difference recently.
It wasn’t long ago that we read from a German survey that Saab owners are the most passionate about their brand, and it seems from this new survey that we exhibit that passion in practical ways.
Owners of these cars wash their cars the most often:

  • Saab
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Volvo
  • Ford

Owners of these cars wash their car seldom:

  • Suzuki
  • Skoda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Toyota
  • Renault
  • Hyundai
  • Opel

Thanks Edonis! And it’s a timely reminder that my Monte is filthy and needs a clean, too 🙁
Being the 30th of the month today, that means we’ll have a whole bunch of statistics coming out by the end of the week.
I’ll kick off by revealing that I think this might be the first month that I know of where the site has averaged over 100 comments per day. There were 3,007 comments for the month when I looked earlier today, and there’s still a few hours to go before we tick over in to October.
It’s been a very significant month for the site and more importantly, for Saab, and tomorrow’s stats posting will include a listing of the most important articles for the month. There really was some important stuff there.
Whilst talking comments, and in the interests of transperancy, I have to add with some regret that I’ve recently had to ban one commenter. This decision was not taken easily and was only made after numerous attempts to reconcile problems via email were unsuccessful.
It’s only the second time I’ve had to do this in five years of blogging, so thanks to everyone for making TS/SU a good place to hang out (for fellow readers) and a good place to manage (for me).
The Saab 9-X Air was at the museum when I visited recently, but must have been shipped north immediately afterwards as it’s just completed a visit to a Saab dealer in Umea. northern Sweden.
I’m sure all the design school kids got a kick out of that! And out of the Saab snacks tht were served.

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