Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 21:24:27 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: GM plans Saab Restructuring

I am here to correct you! Saab made other models besides the turbo in the '70s and '80s. There was the S and the 8 valve base model. I got an 8 valve base model with manual windows, cloth seats, manual transmission, two door hatchback - no radio, no turbo, no ABS, no airbags, no cup holders, no sunroof, no fog lights, no SPG package, no floor mats, no power mirrors, no power antennae, no headlight wipers, no metallic paint, no leather seating surfaces and no alarm. GPS, Onstar and remote entry were not available back then. Yes -Saab did make entry level cars! pablo wrote: > "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message > news:3DDC3DEA.7FDD3999nopsamcom... > > .... Saab has become a luxury car, loaded with gadgets, > > marketed and priced as a luxury car. .. > > Somewhat correct me if I am wrong, Saab has been an entry-level luxury car > since they introduced the 900 Turbo in the 70s. Those things very pricey - I > was an engineer fresh out of University on an OK salary and there was no way > I could consider one. BMW 3-series level. That has not changed. I am sure GM > plans to cover more ground, and eventually come up with pricier Saabs - but > these days every luxury brand is competing in the $25k+ segment, so there is > no way Saab is going to abandon it... > > ...pablo

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