Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:57:18 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c9000] Saab C9000 SuperSwede's in Australia?


Johannes <johsnospam-gets-lost-sizefitter.com> writes: >Nice C9000 site, but please correct some inaccuracies. You write: >"Saab's C9000 (ie. 'Classic' 9000) family of cars was produced between > 1985 and 1992 as a joint-partnership between Saab and Fiat, Lancia, and > Alfa-Romeo. In 1990 Saab became part of General Motors (everyone has a > different view about why and how this occured!), and GM initiated a > complete re-design of both the 900-series and the 9000-series. The 'next > generation' 9000's were released in 1993, and the redesigned 900's were > released a year later in 1994.(refer to the note below)" >The 9000 wasn't re-designed in the same way as the 900. The 9000CS used >the same basic design and platform, nothing to do with GM. The changes >to the 9000 were mainly styling changes front and rear. Hence it's false >to distinguish the C9000 as a Classic 9000 in the same way as the C900. Ok well if that's actually the case then yes I need to make some changes. 8-) No hassle with that. I'd just like to get the situation clarified a bit more first. I personally can't see how GM would not have been at least partly responsible for the design changes in the 9000's after they took over Saab, but I haven't been a Saab owner since the early 1990's so I'm not exactly in a position to comment from first-hand experience. I'll check some other sites and make sure what the facts are then figure out what to change on the site(s) of mine that mention C9000's (in the context that I've described the pre-1993 9000's). 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.

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