Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 12:58:39 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: Saabs with Pontiac Parts? Is this the end?
in article ca8jvd0bmpnospams3.newsguy.com, Walt Kienzle at wkienzlenospam.net wrote on 10/06/2004 04:19: > "ngwcaa" <nigelwrightnospamultant.com> wrote in message > news:51a0e3a42b3aece03ac8012446d482a1nospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com... >> I read recently that new saabs are going to contain pontiac parts, that >> quality is declining and that GM isn't maintaining the integrity of SAAB >> that it had before. Is this the beginning of the end? > I heard that Pontiac was going to use Saab's SAHRS system in one of their > models (I don't remember which one). I don't know if it made it into a > production car, but it was just called "Active Head Restraint System". The > initial S for "Saab" was dropped from the Pontiac literature. LOL :) Personally, I don't see a big problem ... So long as we are talking about the odd component part, rather than entire engines. That said, GM/SAAB missed a golden opportunity when they released the new normally aspirated GM 1.8 engine SAAB *without* the bi-fuel option; something GM have been offering for Vauxhall (and presumably Opel) for at least a couple of years now ... Or would that've been unfair competition for SAAB's "eco-turbo" engines :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/