Production will resume in one week

Good news everyone!

Fellow crew member Tompa reports that several Djup Strupes (what we call our informants here, the literal Swedish translation of Deep Throat) confirm the production will get started again in a week.

It will take a few days to re-calibrate the robots and get everything sorted. I am not sure how much information on the suppliers’ situation exists at this moment. TTela reports that IAC have been forced to post notice to their employees already. We can only hope they can get back up to speed soon.

Buy new F5 keys now before the supply runs out.

Safe to buy a Saab in Sweden

Vi Bilägare today posted a summary of the potential pitfalls of buying a Saab in case the sky is falling.

First up they cover the warranties:

The warranty is a contract between the buyer and the resaler. This is entirely independent on whether Saab continues its existance or not.

Second issue is spare parts:

Among the most important assets that will befall the government should Saab not be able to repay the EIB loan is the spare parts business supplying parts to the 1.5 million Saabs rolling around all over the world. It will remain a profitable business for at least ten years, which translates to good availiability of parts for the consumer

The third issue discussed is the second hand value:

For Swedish business customers, this has been solved by the dealers who now guarantee the residual values. For private buyers there exists no such guarantee. But we must keep in mind that it was the OG 9-5, a completely outdated model that was struck the hardest during last years residual value turbulence. The residual values of the new 9-5, especially the new combi shipping this summer, will most likely stand more firm in a worst case scenario.

So, in conclusion: If you really want to make sure you have everything covered, then just buy an extra Saab.

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