Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:22:45 -0700
From: Marc Escuro <mgescuronopsamnet>
Subject: Re: From Saab to SUV

They should have waited for the Saab 9-7X. Tsk tsk tsk. At least Aspen still uses the 9-5's. -Me On 10/6/03 9:52 AM, in article G5hgb.257$, "J. Harris" <> wrote: > Police Trade Saabs for Explorers > It's the end of an era. After 29 years, the Vail Police Department is > replacing its signature Saab patrol cars with Ford Explorers. Police began > driving Saabs in 1974 as part of a vehicle-testing program that supplied the > department with two orange-colored vehicles every six months for a lease > price of $1. In exchange, the patrol vehicles were featured in successful > promotional campaigns by the manufacturer. At the time, Saabs were some of > the first vehicles with front wheel drive, making them an excellent choice > for mountain driving and symbolic of Vail's cutting edge image. The > subsidized leases continued for nearly three decades until earlier in the > year when Saab announced it would discontinue the low-cost program. > Following an analysis of other vehicles, including increased capacity for > lap top computers, radar and video camera systems, the Ford Explorer has > been selected as Saab's replacement. The seven police Saabs will remain on > the streets until Jan. 31. After that, they'll be returned to the Mike Shaw > dealership in Denver, ending a long tradition. > > Source: Town of Vail, Vail-Mail > > > -- Marc Escuro mgescuronopsamnet mescuronopsamcom

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