Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 12:16:58 +0200 From: Zweef∆ <zweefnospamemeel.nl> Subject: Re: This may real bad news, and truly the end of Saab as we know it.
In article <MPG.1ba1acf6cc8450aa1anospam.individual.net>, carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com says... > http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/104653/1/ > .html > > I know it was said when they worked with Fiat/Lancia/Alfa, and when they > got bought by GM, and when they built the Saabaru. > > But this digs deep into the very heart of Saab and it's manufacturing > history rather than just being a brand. > > If they go the wrong way on this GM and it's board of directors can rot > in hell, and forever be tormented by trolls with little hammers and > pitchforks. > It would be typically GM management, it's just about money. No idea about branding and decent quality, thinking a different badge will fool customers, and when things go wrong they just throw it all out the window. They had a great opportunity with Saab to go upmarket, like Ford did with Volvo. But no, disguise a vectra, cut corners whereever possible and oh, what a surprise, it doesn't work! -- Bezit en wijsheid zijn illusies