Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:20:41 GMT
From: Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3 2003-2005 Safety Rating - Double Pick


On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 22:43:46 -0500, ma_twain wrote: > The bad news is GM punished the Saab engineers for modifying the car to > earn this rating. GM wanted to save money by using the same parts and > chassis across several GM brands. The Saab engineers modified the > generic GM chassis for the Saab 9-3 model. GM response: the Saab > engineering team was broken up and reassigned to other GM units. The GM > spokesperson said no one will care if the car has generic GM parts or > parts developed only for Saab. Do you have a source for this? I find it unlikely that GM wouldn't have caught and dealt with the engineers *before* they started mass-producing the car. It seems like it would be rather difficult to modify the chassis without anyone from GM realizing or, if they did realize, without them doing something about until after the car was built.

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