Today on the printed version of one of the most serious German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung on their automotive section they have a 1/3 page article on the 9-5 Sedan.
I think the most funny thing on this very good article on the 9-5 is the fact that the author compares the 9-5 with the Saab J-29 The Flying Barrel.
The article is not a normal motor press article, but it is a good text on Saab. It does mention the current financial problems
And it is a mystery, how Saab, a company that is probably much more concerned about the gaps in financing needs, than on quality control, can bring such a mature, finished car on the road.
And has the best ending sentence:
Yes, certainly, at the moment they seem to have no more money in Trollhättan – but should not so much strength, so much taste and so much talent one day be rewarded?
Yes, it should. And I hope I’m not the only one thinking this way.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung was always the left liberal daily newspaper in Germany, which is the right clientèle for Saab. This is a very intelligent article, and I hope many of the readers remember that in the past they wanted to be different than the masses.
I would like to thank Mr. Thomas Steinfeld (The author).
UPDATE: The article is now on-line, and can be found here.