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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:58:58 GMT
From: bakernopsamnet (Tim R. Baker)
Subject: Re: Saab at the Philly Autoshow

Brent, Thanks for the info. I'm planning on attending the Pittsburgh Auto Show on the 18th. I've been looking forward to seeing the new 9-3, and now, it looks like I'll get the chance. Also, thanks for the heads up on the keys. I'll bring all three sets. :) Regards, Tim. On Sun, 08 Feb 1998 11:29:33 -0400, (Brent Thompson) wrote: >Saab's display at the Philadelphia Autoshow features only the 9-3 and the >9-5. I was suprised they had no 900 or 9000 models since that is what >current buyers will find at the dealers. I guess they didn't want to have >people make comparisons. The 9-3 is a more refined version of the 900 but >only real Saabophiles will notice the difference. It makes me wonder why >the change in name in light of the similarities. The new front grill is >neat. The former straight horizontal bar now has a slight V shape >reminiscent of the old Saab airplane logo. > >Most disappointing was Saab's display. They were on the lower level in a >corner with very dim lighting. It made the cars look dull. One 9-5 was >under bright lights and looked much better. Their idea of eyecatching >displays was one TV monitor that was playing a soundless videotape of >Saab's crashing. There was also a static display of a 9-5 cut open showing >the safety features. The attendants of the display sat behind a desk and >made no attempt to engage visitors. They were out of 9-3 literature and >did not even offer to take a name and address but told me to call Saab or >check the website. When you sell fewer than 30,000 cars a year I don't >think you can let potential customers walk. > >If the show is coming to your town be sure to bring your Saab key. They >were giving 50th anniversary mugs to keyholders. Unfortunately, I took the >train to the show and did not have my key. > >I hope someone from Saab sees this and questions the people producing this >lame display. > >Brent Thompson >Lincoln University, PA ------------------------------------------ Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. --Ambrose Bierce

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