Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 09:25:01 -0500 From: "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> Subject: Re: GM plans Saab Restructuring
Zweef wrote: > > In article <ardca2$qd4$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net>, insectonopsamspring.com > says... > > > > It was probably only a matter of time.... > > > > Today's Wall Street Journal (11.19.02) reports that new senior managers have > > been sent to GM's swedish unit.... Preparing to slash its work force of > > 10,000 (8,500 in sweden), overhaul all operations from development (no > > Saab/Saturn-Vue SUV?) and production, to sales and distribution. Formal and > > specific numbers to be released this Friday in a letter to employees. > > > > The Automotive News broke the story 11.18.02. > > > Well, that's it then.... > > I don't have much confidence in GM as a whole. They're just in for the > money, not for selling good products (I mean, Vauxhall, Opel and the > american cars don't do it for me in the quality department) > > So a minimum will probably be spent on development in the future, making > more dull cars made with as much standard components as possible :-( > > Or am i seeing too much spiders? > -- > Zweef I think most Jaguar owners would agree that the Ford acquisition of the company has been beneficial -- except for those owners who (according to a Wall Street Journal story a while back) were deprived of conversational opportunities arising from colorful stories about their Jaguar breakdowns. The same may happen with the GM ownership of Saab. Speaking as the owner of a 1996 900 SE, I think that would be good, although it comes too late for me. I hope, however, that GM will rethink the decision to abandon hatchbacks. They may be getting out of that market just as other manufacturers are getting back into it for the U.S.