Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999 17:26:22 GMT
From: "Pierrick Brenot" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-7

You are right Michael ! SAAB should have never been bought, especially by GM. The americanization is the worst thing it can happen to a SAAB. 9-3 and 9-5 resist quite well, but I fear the next models. My 1991 900T is so exotic in the Canada's automotive lanscape, and I am very proud of that. Though I agree with the idea of a exceptionnal sound system, B&O could certainly be able to do something good in the next SAAB interiors. A V8... why not if it is a swedish engine, studied in Trollhatten. In my job, I am working on the GM LS1 (the V8 of the actual Corvette), it is a good block but WOW... 5.7 liters is too much for a SAAB ! The NorthStar V8 engines which power the big Cadillac and some Oldsomobile are more modern (2xDOHC & 32v in 4 or 4.6 liters) but they are still american. The union of two actual SAAB 4 cylinder blocks could be a solution... Pierrick Brenot Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada 1991 900T work for Montupet aluminium alloy wheels and heads maker (the SAAB cylinder head maker) Michael McWilliams <> wrote in message news:xXqf3.2455$ > TWO cupholders? > The heart quickens. Where's my checkbook! > Sounds like a fantasy though...I don't think those techno-Swedes in > Trollhatten have yet gotten over the angst of putting a holder in the 9-3 > and 9-5. Vulgar American consumer tastes are debasing the entire industry. > Pretty soon every SAAB will look and ride like a Buick. Then my > mother-in-law will want one. > It's a slippery slope....<G> > MMc

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