Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 21:39:55 GMT
From: Tony <NOSPAMtshiminopsam.com>
Subject: Re: The end of Saab as we know it?


Jack B wrote: > > Do you suppose it would be possible for GM to accept that Saab is not, > and never has been, a full-line auto manufacturer? Must every luxury marque > have a poorly done SUV a la ML320? Is there anything "Saab-ish" about a > 740il clone, or a Z3 competitor? Not Possible. Remember who rises to the decision making top of GM corp., it's not the bright and not the talented but it's those who can survive and milk the political filth of corporate GM; those that are good at taking advantage of the old boy networks and corporate political muscle. > One more thing and then I'll shut up. In Europe, a Golf GTI and a Saab 9-3 > are the same money. In America, my 9-3 had a sticker of $30,070. My wife's > *Passat* cost $23,500, and a GTI 1.8T costs $19,500. Maybe Saab's problem is > that the cars are being marked up far too much. If the 9-3 is a Golf > competitor overseas, and the 9-5 competes with the Passat, why isn't that > so here? I agree completely. I own a 91 900S and a 95 Passat GLX. I also owned 5-series BMW some Alfa, Sunbeam Alpine, Peugeot, etc.. and I don't have to tell you the Passat is a very fine car that the marketing people at SAAB should take very seriously. -- Remove "NOSPAM" from address for direct e-mail ####### # #### # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # #### # # #

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