Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:13:09 +0100 From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: What killed this group?
Adrian wrote: > DervMan (thedervmannospaml.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they > were saying : > > >> But they are not being introduced to real Saabs, only to the ghost of > >> the "brand". Long time GM customers are used to a diet of multi > >> hued shit and would only expect more of the same, so they will > >> inadvertently aid and abet the loss of Saab DNA. > > > Says who? What makes a real Saab a real Saab? Why is a current Saab > > a lesser Saab than a 1980 Saab? > > > > Drive any modern <insert brand> and it's very different from something > > in the 1970s. Modern stuff with a Saab badge is a modern > > interpretation of what you may consider to be a proper Saab. > > See also: Wolseley/MG/Riley c. 1965...? It was their death knell. Well... MG escaped after a fashion but only because there were genuinely unique MG models. Graham