Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 04:49:39 GMT From: "X" <xnopsamm> Subject: Re: Low demand for 1999 off lease Saab 9-5's?
But there is the problem - with the current recipe, Saab is doomed. The profits aren't there and the market demand is weak. So you get fire sale pricing/promotions on new cars, low residual values at end of lease, and steep hits on resale values - not a good way to stay in the black as a car company, and this is why Saab has been struggling. The trick now is to keep loyal Saab fans like you and I in the fold while aggressively pursuing new customers. To do that, you can't just have the same tired old 9-5/9-3 line up for another 3-5 years. Xorg <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message news:abk5fi$iuh6j$2nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de... > Someone who looks an awful lot like X <xnopsamm> wrote: > > > This is reality and what the kind of feedback I get when I talk to other > > folks about Saabs. I agree with you guys, not arguing at all, just letting > > you know why my friends and co-workers do NOT consider Saabs when they buy > > their cars. > > Well, that's fine with me; if they won't buy a Saab because Saab refuses > to muddle with the recipe, I'm quite happy - I like how their recipe works > as it is. > > Dave > >