Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:32:42 -0400
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: GM Influence

The automotive press seems to strongly disagree with you here. The NG900/C9^3, maybe, but the NG9^3 is supposed to be significantly different from the other platform-mates. Have you been able to compare the Vectra/NG9^3? I have not driven it, but have been told that it is a departure from the previous NG900/9^3 (I sure hope so!) KeithG Paul wrote: > It is actually a reskinned Vectra with Saab trim and features. > > > In article <lgta9.252457$>, Ed > <> writes > >>I have read that the new 9-3 shares the same platform with Chevy products >>and the High Output engine is a engine also shared with other domestic (US) >>products. Are they of Swedish design or American design? >>"Johannes H Andersen" <> wrote in message >> >> >>> >>>Ed wrote: >>> >>>>What is the input in design on current and future models of Saab? Is >>>>drivetrain, chassis of Swedish design or is it GM. Also powerplant. >>>> >>>>If the answer is that the new Saab is basically a GM product then why >>> >>would >> >>>>one buy it? >>> >>>It is not very clear what answers you are looking for. Saab is now owned >> >>by >> >>>GM, so by definition it is a GM product. Obviously, the Swedish engineers >>>have designed the Saab cars; they know the 'culture' of the product and >> >>the >> >>>expectations of previous Saab owners. All cars from all over the world >> >>have >> >>>bits and bobs in common these days, that is how the car industry works. >>> >>>Johannes >> >> >

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