Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 15:15:09 GMT
From: "X" <xnopsamm>
Subject: Re: Low demand for 1999 off lease Saab 9-5's?

In CT, we have four Saab dealers, and not one of them is anything to get excited about, most carry Saabs as an after thought. Keep in mind that Saab's best region in the entire United States is the Northeast, so what we see here is about the extent of it in the States. Even in New England, it is most definitely seen as a niche car, and I'll bet the majority of folks who buy them up here buy them because they relate Saab with Sweden and winter driving. Great in the past, not so wonderful now that AWD sedans and SUVs have taken hold of the market. Volvo learned the AWD and 4WD lesson - something Saab needs to pick up real soon now... Xorg "Ted Harris" <slberfuchsnopsamcom> wrote in message > The Northeast covers a lot of turf and I am not sure that the statements in the > last two posts are so appropriate in Northern New England. In New Hampshire we > have a reasonably large number of SAAB dealers and also a large number of > independent SAAB service centers. In the general Concord, NH area .... metro > populationof well under 100,000 we have a dealer and two independent service > centers. Additionally you see SAABs everywehre and even local filling stations > can do the simple repairs .... definitely not a niche car in NH. > Ted Harris > Resource Strategy > Henniker, New Hampshire

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