Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 09:57:11 +0000
From: Paul Smith <psmithnopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Old Saabs vs New Saabs

True words indeed! After experiencing an '85 90 (mine), an '86 900 (friends) and a '96 900 (girlfriends dads), I'm convinced that something drastically changed with the GM takeover. It now seems that Saab are one of the mainstream makers, making slightly quirky mainstream cars for mainstream people. Yep, I understand that this is required to stay in business, and it's the people losing all individuality and taste that's causing this... but it's just not the same as before. It would have been great if GM had helped Saab out, and allowed them to carry on making the lovely older styled cars. I think they would have been surprised at the response and the sales. Even though car manufacturers don't think so, there are people crying out for individual, exciting cars to escape the humdrum motoring we're offered at the moment. Cheers, Paul Harrie van Dijk wrote: > Hi everyone, snip..... > To those who missed out on the first messages: It started with a posting > that the 9-5 was now available wit V6. I boldly stated that i couldn't care > less because I liked the old Saabs better (ie before GM came in to the > picture). snip.... > My point is this: The rescue by GM is appreciated. But they should give > Saab more freedom to make those special cars again. The ones that stick out > in crowd, are good fun to drive and above all save. In my humble opinion > The new saabs are still good cars, no dought about that but they are > starting to look like japanese cars a little to much. And please let them > bring back that sound to the doors that if you close it you have the > feeling to be in a vault. To those who think they need a V6; have a spin in > an old 99 or 900 Turbo and then you will know that cilindernumbers or qubic > inches mean nothing. > > Harrie

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