Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 21:23:29 -0400
From: "kwbrewer" <kwbrewernopsams.com>
Subject: Re: D.C. Area Saab Dealership Closed


i think maybe mercedes also had something to do with this......they wanted a stand alone mercedes dealer ......i don't know i could be wrong........but vob had to pay a pretty penny for euro considering how many saabs they sold per year Paul J. Fekete <pfeketenopsam.umuc.edu> wrote in message news:pfekete-1305991647570001nopsam5.samuelsinternational.com... > As those of you who have been customers of EuroMotorcars in Bethesda, MD > (Washington, DC suburb) may know by now, the Saab operation at > EuroMotorcars has been sold, effective May 1, to VOB in Rockville. (A > letter about this was mailed on May 7th) > > I spoke with Christine Caltrider, EuroMotorcarsı Saab Sales Manager prior > to the sale of the Saab operation, who told me that EuroMotorcars had > wanted to hold onto its Saab operation, and move it to a new building on > Wisconsin Avenue as a result of space constraints in Bethesda. However, > for reasons that were not made clear to me, Saab USA apparently decided to > force EuroMotorcars to sell its Saab division to VOB > > While I suspect that there is more information about this than has been > made available to me, I am primarily concerned about the fact that Saab > USA has apparently seen fit to eliminate the competition (friendly, I > hope) that existed between EuroMotorcars and VOB. This lack of > competition can only have a negative effect, from the consumerıs point of > view, with respect to both the purchase of Saabs as well as their ongoing > servicing. > > I have tried to speak with senior corporate representatives at Saab USA to > see if they could shed some further light on this matter, but two > individuals with whom I spoke gave me the runaround, insisting that this > decisions was solely an internal decision, (which is undoubtedly true) and > refusing to even acknowledge that their faithful Saab customers might be > both critical and disturbed by this turn of events. > > I find this troubling and wanted to share these developments with any > others who might have similar concerns. > > Paul Fekete

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