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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2004 14:19:57 GMT
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamccueuesizefitterwruovweswernuao.com>
Subject: Re: Saabaru


- Bob - wrote: > > On Sat, 07 Aug 2004 07:27:45 GMT, Johannes H Andersen > <johsnospamccueuesizefitterwruovweswernuao.com> wrote: > > >GM only owns 20% of Fuji Heavy Industries. > > > >But GM owns 44.6% of Daewoo, 41.5 of avtoVAZ (Russia), 12% of Suzuki. > > But none of those sell well in the USA except Suzuki... and they don't > have much of a reputation. At least Subaru is "not a bad" car. Still > far from Saab though. Daewoo is quite common in the UK. They used to be a joke as they could clearly be identified as Open/Vauxhalls of the past generations with some amusing body modifications that wouldn't fool anybody. However they now have their own distinct range of cars. Or maybe I have been fooled :-) > It would have ben nice to see Saab engineers collaborate with the > Japanese and produce a supercar with the best of both European and > Japanese technology and ingenuity. But, that would be making an > assumption that GM wanted to actually produce something great - they > just want a car to meet a marketing derived need and care little > about what counts with us aficionados. The Vauxhall TV ad was the most annoying ad campaign with this famous heroic US actor (What's his name, somebody might know). He presented the new car as something very special out of this world with nothing left to chance, no corners cut blablabla...

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