Date: 3 Sep 2004 14:24:32 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: This may real bad news, and truly the end of Saab as we know it.

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 14:06:29 GMT, Shane Almeida <> wrote: > On 3 Sep 2004 13:57:12 GMT, Dave Hinz wrote: >> Wow. Makes me wish the link you posted worked so I could see what >> you're talking about? > > The link is fine. It really does end with .../1/.html. OK, got it. That's an ...odd... way to make a URL, but OK. > STOCKHOLM : US auto giant General Motors has decided to shut down one of > its two mid-size car-making plants in Europe next year, a decision that > could force its subsidiary Saab to close operations in Sweden and slash > 6,300 jobs, the Swedish metalworkers' union said. Lovely. GM bought Saab in the first place to get production capacity. Now, GM doesn't want production capacity so they're considering effectively killing Saab. That's just freaking lovely. Not a surprise, of course, but that's the problem when you get in bed with big business. > "During the first quarter next year, General Motors will decide which > place is the company's future for the production of mid-size cars. There > are two possible solutions. One is Trollhaettan (in southwestern Sweden, > just north of Gothenberg). The other is Russelsheim in Germany," the union > wrote in a statement. A Saab built in Japan is not a Saab. A Saab built in Germany _could_ be a Saab, just as the ones built in Norway, Finland, and Belgium are. But if they're going to assemble it in Detroit or something, then I'll be keeping that 99-Turbo I'm getting this sunday (!) for a very long time I think. Dave Hinz

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