Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 21:24:32 GMT
From: hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson)
Subject: Re: Engine in the 9-3 sport sedan

In article <FaEe9.9641$>, Mark Gerritsma <magernopsam.nld> wrote: > "Goran Larsson" <hohnopsamlid.invalid> schreef in bericht > > > You clearly did write that they use an Opel engine: > Exact quote: 'In an effort to cut costs they now use a modified Opel > engine.' Where does it say they use an Opel engine? The engine is not an Opel engine that was modified by Saab. Both Saab and Opel took the Lotus designed L850 engine from GM and modified it to suit their needs, so saying that "they now use a modified Opel engine" is wrong. > It says modified > Opel engine. So it isn't an Opel engine anymore. I would think that most people would agree with me that even a modified Opel engine is still an Opel engine. > And if GM is in it's right mind, they should never ever make any of > their brands use stock parts from the parts bin. Because everytime > manafacturers did that it cot them their brand identity. Has Opel lost their brand identity by using gearboxes from Saab? > Look at the > stir Ford caused by using a ford switch in an Aston Martin DB7. That > is simply not done. Porsche has used switches and other parts from the VW parts bin for a long time. Has this caused Porsche to loose their brand identity? -- G–ran Larsson

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