Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:15:58 +0100
From: Leroy Curtis <>
Subject: Re: Where are saabs made???

In article <>, WANG <> writes >Leroy Curtis wrote: >> > >> Trolhatten is a town in the province of Alvsborgs Lan, Sweden. It is >> located some 45 miles north-east of Gothenburg. >> >> Convertibles are built by Valmet at a factory in Uusikaupunki, near >> Turku, Finland. Valmet also builds Porsche Boxsters, and used to build >> the Vauxhall/Opel Calibra. >That answer best fits the question, "Where are Saabs assembled???" > I suppose it does, but most cars are assembled these days from parts supplied from all over the world. I think most people would agree that a car is "made" at the place where it is driven, complete, off the line and onto a transporter for delivery to a dealer. >My '97 900S has a normally aspirated 2.3 liter "Saab" engine which is >built in Germany, That's interesting. Presumably the 2.3 is Saab's own engine, so who in Germany is building it for them? I'm sure, though, that the V6 engines are of German build, since they are basically the same units as used by Vauxhall/Opel. >and, excuse this driver fanatics, a four speed >automatic built in <<gulp!>> Japan. I thought the Saab's automatic box was a GM design, and assumed it would have been built at the GM automatic gearbox plant in Strasbourg. Presumably, then, it is an Aisin-Warner or Jatco box? > >So much for the 'Swedish' myth... But I don't mind - the car works >great. > These days, a car's nationality is more a case of the design philosophy behind the car than its actual place of assembly. Is the BMW Z-3 any less German for being built in USA? -- Regards Leroy Curtis Please replace "nospam" with "baram" in my address if you wish to reply by Email

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