Date: 14 May 2002 14:34:02 GMT
Subject: SAAB vs. Saab (was Re: My dealer hasn't got a clue)

Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee Marshall <> wrote: > On 14 May 2002 13:47:06 GMT, wrote: >>Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee Marshall <> wrote: > One question, the word SAAB is an acronym of the full name (Svenska > Aerospace AB or something like that) so why does my dealer call it > Saab? You never see BMW dealers calling it Bmw. Well, sort of. It *used* to be an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan AktieBoulaget (roughly, Swedish Airplane Corporation, and I probably spelled it wrong). So, it was SAAB. My 1972 95's VIN tag shows "SAAB AB", so it was already getting wierd then; the acronym had become a word, it seems. They became SAAB-Scania for a time, and I think Saab was "wordified" by then. Saab's website calls themselves "Saab Cars USA" (ok, so the one *here* does), and the references there are spelled Saab, so I'd say it's changed in their own usage. I'm sure someone here has a more clear timeline. It's interesting to note, however, that even on the emblems on the current cars, it's SAAB rather than Saab. I think this falls into a "Er...whatever" category, to be honest. Dave

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