On the inautonews report

There was a link to an inautonews.com article dropped in comments. It is talking about difficulties for any Saab bid because a deal with Semcon is said to be in place regarding the sale of some parts of Saab. I think this needs some clarification (again).

As we already reported here a few days ago there was indeed a deal with Semcon intended but Hemfosa, who own part of the real estate in Saab refused to give their ok. Like us, they’d prefer to see Saab sold as a whole.

So nothing new in this report if you read SU. I just wanted to get to this before rumors based on this report start floating again.

JasonPowell
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Thanks for keeping everything clear Till, some people are a day to a week behind you.

kochje
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+1

TurboLamko
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+10

saabboy1
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+20 Thanks for that. To bad the media doesn’t know.

Bruce
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Speaking of being a day or a week behind and the need for clarifications, Jason, can your provide any clarification how the Canadian dealers are holding up; they were also under SCNA but all the news so far has been about US dealers. And are parts flowing into Canada when needed at a reasonable speed?

Peter Gilbert
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What Parts?

JasonPowell
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Bruce, Canadian dealers are doing just like everyone else, we are slowly selling our remaining 2011 new stock at discounted prices and trying to service our customers as best we can. We are under the SCNA umbrella but through an importer “IFS” and from what I was told a week or so ago from Tim Colbeck, they are working on getting parts flowing into Canada as they have in the US. From what I understand they have to work with IFS and GM to get this working properly and it is a priority to them. If there are parts that… Read more »
hans h
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I used to work for Semcon. Regrettably never at Saab Automobil. Pity! 🙂
As far as I know, Semcon was a far happier place when Hans Johansson was still in charge.

goose
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Completely off topic but perhaps a nice youngman related background story: Today the Dutch newpaper FD reports that Youngman a year ago (before it approached Saab) showed serious interest in acquiring the Dutch carmaker (ailing) NedCar. Nedcar rejected Youngman’s interest following which Youngman opened discussions with Swan/Saab. They were willing to invest a significant amount in NedCar as they are willing now in Saab. Below a google trans of part of the article. Google translation: The Chinese bus manufacturer Youngman has one year ago had a serious interest to invest heavily in the ailing NedCar in Born, Limburg, the only… Read more »
baas900i
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Galway-Saab
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“Remember Red , Hope is a good thing . . . . . maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies “

Belfast_Saab
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+1 nice sentiment

CoolCombi
Member

Is that quote from the film “Shawshank Redemption”?

Angelo V.
Member

Very true. Also, when hope is the best thing you have, it becomes very powerful.

phermansson
Member

Mr Matson claims that it is two years of developement left on the new 9-3. Right after the bankrupcy one of the developers said he was so sad not to be able to finish the car, it was almost ready, just a few small details left. So who’s right?

jond
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Perhaps there would be lots more significant details once you chuck out all the GM stuff?

TurboLamko
Member

Mr Matson at DI can go to h*ll with his comments, he dosen’t have any experience about Saab!!

Angelo V.
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You know—-this thread contains a famous quote about hope. It makes me want to say—-I am proud to be a fan of Saab, mainly because of the intensity of the other fans, many of those found on this website. It’s amazing to be in the company of car fanatics who are so devoted and opinionated—-even if the opinions don’t match my own! Some of you have read about my desire for an entry level Saab and are thinking “That guy wants Saab to make a Hyundai Excel, only with fewer features, and call it a Saab!” While I’m thinking—-“These crazies… Read more »
julie@KellySAAB
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+1
SAAB Up!
Never Ever Give Up!

TurboLamko
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+1

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