Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 14:22:50 -0500
From: "taltos" <paulft1atcomcast.net>
Subject: Re: Saab must double production...


"Craig's C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message news:cvtgmg$l1o$1nospam.apana.org.au... > dxyzcnospamam.com writes: > >>On 2/21/2005 6:41 AM, Tex wrote: >>> http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=motoringSummary&storyID=676326 >>> >>> Looks all the more gloomy for Trollhattan. >>> >>> - tex > >>GM couldn't market a shoe. GM should sell SAAB to a private equity firm >>while it still has value...Maybe that firm could then leverage that SAAB >>tradition... > > GM are simply trying to become the biggest car maker in all their > markets - > not just in the USA. There is a lot of common-sense sharing components > across platforms, but they have bought into Saab and Subaru deliberately > to > acquire rights to technology each company had developed, so in effect GM > is > 'stealing' the technology because they couldn't come up with the ideas > themselves. > > GM should not have bought into Saab at all - Saab as a company wasn't, as > far as I know, in any sort of serious financial trouble. But Saab did own > a > lot of technology that GM wanted. Now GM owns it, and if they spun off > Saab > it would be without all the technology rights that the company had before > GM > bought in. So it would just be a shell without any soul. 8-) > > Craig. > -- > Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW > Australia > Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! > http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam > c900nospam.apana.org.au > Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, > etc. Its interesting reading this group. You folks seem to bitch about GM much as the Jaguar folks bitch about Ford (own 2 X-Types, 03&04). I was looking into buying a 9-2 awd. Upon finding that it is in reality a Subaru CRX, am sold upon buying the car. Sold SAAB's at 128 Motors in Reading, MA in the late 80's and early 90's. Always appreciated the engineering and slightly over-the-top design of the900 and 9000. Good cars that were somewhat different than what was expected. Felt that the SAAB and Volvo were the best cars made. Owned a graphite 900 Special Racing Group. Great car. Paul

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