Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 07:49:25 GMT
From: Riff <turbospgnopsamsouth.net>
Subject: Let's keep a little bit of perspective here


rjsnopsamom.com wrote: > > All: > > So GM owns 50% of Saab Automobil AB and has management > control. Fiat owns 100% of Ferrari, VAG owns 100% of Audi, > and Ford owns 100% of Jaguar. So what? I haven't seen > any reports that to the effect that ipso facto > Ferraris are Fiats, Audis are Volkswagens nor that > Jaguars are Fords. > > Let us hope that with Saab as part of it's global operations, > GM's bosses will have the wisdom to preserve what's best of > Saab, and give the marque the great benefits to be gained > from what's best from General Motors. There *is* a lot to be gained from GM, of course, even though they sure have been doing some strange things of late withregard to the organizational writhings, endless > reorganizations, and the like. > > Bob - Not exactly an admirer of GM automobiles, for the most part, > although a recent drive in a '99 Corvette was rather impressive. > ( this guy used to be in charge of SAAB USA, he brought us the convertable 900 and other "goodies" during his tenure before the General came to town.) > Yeah, new SAABs are GM. My '79 900T has nothing GM abotu it, though. It's 100% > > SAAB engineered and built. That's why I"m staying with pre 87 C900s and older > > cars!!! > > > > Andrew > EVOL4EVERnopsamcom wrote: > > > In a message dated 12/7/98 6:03:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, > > turbospgnopsamsouth.net writes: > > > > << Riff wrote: > > > > > oh, and what high tech gadget do you drive Jemmie WANG? > > > > > > Jemmie Wang wrote: > > > > > > > > "V*VL* 850"...From what I know, Saab was a low-quality car before it was GM-controlled. > > > > > > > > ZITECH wrote: > > > > > > > > > SAAB is not Swedish - it is a Opel Vectra under the skin - and it is a > > GM > > > > > car (=LOW quality). >> > >

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