A Spanish Saab dealer and FUD on Saab

While one Swedish Saab dealer is closing its doors and another is waiting for better times to sell Saab cars once again in Spain, Dársena Motor, the Saab dealer in Galicia, is moving to a better, newer and bigger building.

Dársena Motors, future dealership

Dársesna Motor belongs to the Breogan Group, which also represents the brands Porsche, Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, Kia and SsangYong in northwest Spain.

Dársena Motor is not only staying with Saab, they are also expanding their investment in Saab.

TV4 likes to spread FUD on Saab, why? I don’t know, but I hope some day they stop spreading lies.

Last week, just after better news about Saab started to spread, TV4 decided to spread the news that the chairman of the supervisory board had increased his remuneration by more than 500%.

This is true, but TV4 forgot to say, that no member of the board has received a cent since January because of the current situation.

You can find this information at inside Saab.

The board members have not received any compensation since January 1, 2010. The new fee will not be paid until Saab Automobile has the entire business up and running again. An independent company was hired to make sure that the remuneration is appropriate and in line with what other similar companies provide their board members.

8 thoughts on “A Spanish Saab dealer and FUD on Saab”

  1. This is true, but TV4 forgot to say, that no member of the board has received a cent since January because of the current situation.

    It was even January LAST YEAR!

  2. I’m sick of hearing people discount the effect the press can have on the financial condition of a company. People say to stop blaming the press and that Saab should blame themselves but it is undeniable the effect that that skewed piece of so called news had on Saab. Even Saab “faithful” and dealers turned against the company when they heard these reports. If the people here who know so intimately how the press has twisted the facts for so long fell prey to this propaganda how on earth could the general public at large not fall for it. How on earth is it possible for Saab to counter this? How can people possibly blame Saab?

    Saab has been trash talked by everyone I can think of including their own former parent while still living under the same roof! The government has trash them. The press has committed libel against them. How can this not have an effect people!!!

    Saab deserves so much better. They have designed cars based on what works not on the shallow trends of the day. That deserves respect! How many lives have been saved due to their relentless pursuit of auto safety? I know of one(my dad) and there are undoubtedly many alive today who would be dead had they been in a different car. This is not the Saab from yesteryear either. We are talking about the Saab of today. I am beyond disgusted with the way many people in this world have treated Saab but I am even more ticked off that Saab’s own fans have started to turn on them. I hope you people will stop reacting on emotion and move your mind! To the others here who are here only to cause trouble(sadim, leeloo, boeboe) you are nothing but egotistical trouble makers with no life. You should have been banned a long time ago and I really wish Timr would seriously consider doing so. You do not respect Saab nor the people here and only exist to destroy. Why this destructive influence is being allowed to continue is beyond me.

    I continue to believe in Saab and want to see them given a proper chance to prove themselves to the world. They have so much to give to humanity.

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      saabluster

      I agree with much of what you say & I had my say in that post [Board compensations: the facts!].

      My only pint that I will make, is that I had my say in that post & Criticised Saab [on the basis that what was said was true].
      What I do not think is acceptable, is that Saab took 5 days after that post started, before responding with what appears to be the facts [swade: insidesaab.com}.

      The statements made by TV4 were indeed an attempt to slander Saab. But honestly if I, or my business had been on the receiving end of such a statement, I would have reacted IMMEDIATELY, and not left it 5 days. The weekend in between is not an acceptable excuse..

      Remember what was said in the past ‘talk cost lives’ in this case ‘talk cost Saab life’

    • “Saab has been trash talked by everyone I can think of […] Saab deserves so much better. They have designed cars based on what works not on the shallow trends of the day. That deserves respect! […] I am beyond disgusted with the way many people in this world have treated Saab but I am even more ticked off that Saab’s own fans have started to turn on them.”

      +1, 100 % true, I agree.

      I usually don’t, ehm never, post comments like “me too” or “+1”, even though there have been plenty of very good comments during the last months. Uually I post comments where I say that I agree. But this is indeed so true, saabluster, so’ll combine a “+1” with comments. 🙂

      Like no other car company has Saab been at the forefront of innovation, or adapting new technology as the first one, when it comes to mass-produced cars.

      Just to pick a few, most of the readers know all this, were they have been first.
      1963 (MY64): Double diagonally divided brake circuits.
      1970 (MY71): Headlamp wipers and washers.
      1971 (MY72): Heated driving seat.
      1976 (MY78): A turbo that actually works in passenger cars. (And a lot of related technology.)
      1978: The air filter for the 900; Saab has the worlds best filter for the passenger compartment, and it has evolved. It has helped a lot of people.
      1980 (MY82): The APC, the performance control which helped the turbo engine work with different fuel quality, or different octane ratings.
      1982 (MY83): I think Saab was first with asbestos free brake linings. Better environment, and better for those working with the cars.
      1985: The DI.
      1986: First front wheel drive car in the world to get ABS. And the fact that a lot of competitors now have followed Saab and changed to front wheel drive, 40-50 years after Saab, or four wheel drive, shows that Saab was right. We all know this; autumn, winter, spring, a front wheel drive is safer than a rear wheel drive.

      Saab was early with engines capable of 100 hp per litre, i.e., 200 hp on a 2.0.

      1991: First car in the world to get CFC-free AC; again, better for the environment, and better for those working with the cars. And the Trionic, very advanced.

      Late 90s: Ventilated seats, again, first car in the world. And SAHR, Active Head Restraint, another first.

      Around 2000, the Saab Variable Compression, SVC. An awarded innovation and another “first”. But it didn’t get into production.

      Etc.

      I have understood that some in the US calls Saab “quirky”; well, if something would be called that in my book it would be French cars some 15-30+ years ago. Odd design, the interior is a mish mash, buttons all over the place, and a new place for every new model etc. And what had Saab at the time? Cool, Scandinavian, understated design with very good ergonomics and safety; 99, 900, 9000, you name it; compare it to the competition at the time, and the absolute majority looks like a joke. That’s quirky.

      Oh, some had problems? Well don’t all cars have? Yep. But somehow just because it’s the underdog, it’s extra severe. Odd. I’d rather have a pixel error in the SID/ACC in a safe car, than a faultless LCD screen in wannabe car, not as safe, following the leader in the game.

      To conclude, I agree, and I will always think that Saab deserves respect! Period. (Or full stop. 🙂 )

  3. I was this morning in Darsena Motor facilities (at which point I took the photo of the post) and it is admirable that a group of companies bet on the Saab brand to which it is falling. The dealership is next to a Porsche in the same group and will soon open its doors to serve the thousands of saabistas northern Galicia (Spain)

    En español >> Estuve esta mañana en las instalaciones de Dársena Motor (momento en el que hice la foto del post) y es admirable que un grupo empresarial apueste por la marca Saab con la que está cayendo. El concesionario está junto a uno de Porsche del mismo grupo y pronto abrirá sus puertas para atender a los miles de saabistas del norte de Galicia (España)

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