hogge
Member

Not to be rude, but…
Isn’t that like saying that the company that’ll take over are:
Aliens
Zombies
Humans
A mix of the above

100%Saab
Member

Zombies would be like GM – right. So, I don’t think Zombies are in the mix.

Just a thought.

Red J
Member

+1
This statement has no value at all !!

Sorry, but this is how I see this.

rune
Member

So far we have heard of Youngman, Brightwell Holding and (to some degree) Mahindra.

That there are also one or more Swedish parties is news IMO.

Quijote
Member

Combination of Swedish and Non-Swedish… Tata (ie Volvo)?

After all, they just hired one of Saab’s technical manager.

Troels, Denmark
Member

I had the same thought. Hopefully its not Volvo/Geely …

Peter Gilbert
Member

Tata is Jaguar and Tetley Tea! Vovo is Geeley. Right now as I’m weiting this I am enjoy my Tetley Tea without crumpets.

dezzer
Member

The guessing game begins ?…..place your bets

Angelo V.
Member
I’m just thankful that we’re even at the stage where we’re guessing about possible new owners. Beats the heck out of the alternative. I’m usually someone who appeals for patience—-build something brick by brick—-but in this case, we don’t have the luxury of time and patience. Saab is dissolving like sugar in water. We need a buyer approved right away—-a deal that keeps Saab in business making and selling cars—of some sort—-from somewhere. I’m more than ready to begin life again with the 9-3 Sedan, Sport-Combi and convertible—-and maybe a couple Mahindra trucks in the same showroom. Screw GM. It’s… Read more »
Troels, Denmark
Member

I tend to agree in most of your writing. It is so important to make Saab alive. And the 9-3 is still a very attractive and well-designed car!

Allan B
Member

Agree. A refresh will make this car competitive enough in my opinion.

As to selling it?

First principle of marketing is effective bullshit. No doubt in my mind that a tweaked 9-3 can be marketed as the new 2012/2013 9-3 that will change your life.

Second principle is a good product. The 9-3 is a good product.

Angelo, why don’t you quit dancing around the issue and tell us what you really think of GM? 😉

daniel_t
Member

general morons

Angelo V.
Member

If you really want to know, go to GM’s homepage to see more of my thoughts, right at the source. And by all means, write some of your own.

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

+2

Saab 9-3 is already a very beautiful car.

We can build more face-lifted 9-3’s on top of that, adding new stuff each new year.

saabfanatic
Member

Well said Angelo – totally agree

julie@KellySAAB
Member

+1

saaburban
Member
Swedish = maybe GM can aprove continued production for à koenigsegg type of buyer, short term ok, worse in long term. Who in Sweden has the money let alone the interest to take up competition with mighty Volvo on home ground? The most profitable company in Sweden is a mining company LKAB, with the lightweight steel conection, the others is the power company Vattenfall with the interest in renewable energy, and connection to saabs hybrid development. Vattenfall is actually founded in trollhattan, when the first hydro damn was built in 1911 (olidan). -Volvo is out, as they are already closing… Read more »
KoGa
Member

I love your idea… IKEA-SAAB! Would be really easy to build and service :))

Chek Enjin Soon
Member

But the car would come with only one key…

slant4
Member

TATA would be real good and could probably do a 2 finder salute to gm pretty quickly! The x type is not due for replacement and a 9-3 esque would fit well in the brand. Also means that 9-4x would go and end up with some pretty good underpinnings. Would be exciting. I wondered about FIAT at one point

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

The bottom line is Saab will be back because YM will anyway put a bid.

So SAAB is ALIVE

saabo
Member

I was thinking the same way. If YM have a plan without GM and they place the bid next week, then what can stop the deal? As I see it, the only reason for not accepting YM´s offer is that there are other competitors lurking not far away. And either way Saab would be kept alive, or?

Snowshoe
Member

That is a nice thought but one should never take anything for granted

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

Exactly my thought too.

YM is the last defence line, and this line is the LINE OF SAAB

edusaab
Member
when in it’s history, Saab could change it’s models in a reasonable period of time, like the rest of Industry?, it’s quite curious that all the models, mainly in the last 30-40 years, always had a life period quite longer, than the rest of it’s competitors, and always by the same bulls…. of not having enough resources, or it’s GM with it’s cancellations, fights and so, it’s the time of a new owner. It’s a big “legal” mess, with the old owner, the new owner, the partnerships with the Chinesse and purschase of cars(Remember Pang Da), the Phoenix platform deal,… Read more »
xelav
Member

In dutch media ( autoblog) was mentioned that brightwell uses the same adres in Amsterdam that à company of Victor Muller uses. Are they playing together??

Ralph
Member

Never mind autoblog

Jelmer
Member

Than Microsoft is also involved… These are the so called tax buildings and are used by loads of company,s to be able to use the Dutch tax. climate….

Snowshoe
Member

When GM tipped their hand they probably did not create the damage they intended. Instead this probably cleared the field of candidates somewhat. I bet dear James and his bosses did not intend it, but this could speed up the process.
Without 9-5 and 9-4X and perhaps an extra delay before 9-3 can be produced there is even more emphasis on funding. The buyer must have solid finances during the development of the new models.

What Swedish company could alone show that kind of money? A joint venture with Youngman or other party is perhaps more likely for a Swedish company.

MeanSabean
Member
CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

It looks dammm good just so good

ArchDandy
Member

It´s beautiful. But I think it will be even better and sexier than this;)

Mark
Member

Swade confirmed this is not the 9-3 replacement. Hopefully the real thing will be a whole lot better.

Peter, Sweden
Member

According to Swedish teletext it’s not likely at all to get a bid on Saab which would be enough to pay back the creditors. Do the administrators doubt Youngman, or are they prepared to say no to YM because of GM’s no? Rollercoaster times ahead, indeed.

900jubileum
Member

If Saab would be cut up into separate sections it would certainly not be sufficient to pay back the creditors either.

jouni72
Member

I think they don´t comment rumours, so far they haven´t got an official bid from YM.

baas900i
Member

hyundai rebuilt kia, volvo to rebuild saab…

mr_ebbot
Member

the only reason for Volvo/Geely to do this is to get hold of engenering power and future technology sharing.

Seems odd to me.

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