Date: 6 Dec 1998 09:51:12 GMT
From: "Harrie van Dijk" <>
Subject: Re: GM motors in SAABs"?

Justin is sadly enough only partially right. Saab has been putting enormous effort both in manpower and financial in developing the 2.0 and the 2.3 to what it is today; one of the best in performance, motormanagement and low emissions. Compared to the small mercedes you can get here in europe, the Saab engines are top of the bill. However, like many other things over the past few years Saab has to do concessions to GM. The question no longer is what saab wants thinks or developes or what is best; The price of the product determins what happens. I'm sad to say that even my local dealer thinks that Gm will only allow the Saab engines to be used as long as they are cost effective. Mayor on going development may be jeopardised by this. Harrie Sven <> wrote in article <>... > Justin VanAbrahams wrote: > > > > Not a chance, unless GM somehow decides to make the Saab > > Turbo 4 a corporate engine... Saab has put tons of work > > into the 2.0 and 2.3 litre engines and they are firmly > > committed to keeping these things around forever. > > My '97 900S has a 2.3l. The sticker says the engine is made in > Germany. Is it a Saab motor, or a GM motor? > > Not that I care so much, GM engines have always lasted forever in my > cars (210,000 miles on a '90 Beretta 3.1, 145,000 '78 Caprice 305). > And, I got rid of the cars for other reasons - the engines never failed > once. > > Ciao (or chow as I prefer it) > > Sven > >

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