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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 16:16:40 +0100
From: "chris" <>
Subject: Re: Replace or revive? (Was: AAAAA...)

I don't know maybe GM would inject some cash ? and the designers could improve (for the better). Afterall Lotus have done a lot of good for other cars (inc the TopGear Lada) but I just have reservations I would hate to see in Yankee-ifed or to be give the worst of the Jap influence (although the Japanese quality control would be a great boost across all the GM line). The BMW'a are great drivers cars but they lack that certain something that Saabs have -iknow "eccentricity". But this tread has gotten a life of its own. Chris "Andrew Stephenson" <> wrote in message > In article <852il0lrqb7q9dk843hnijb2blhfhlvrasnospamcom> > mwm1(delete)nospamedu "delete" writes: > > > What could replace Saab? > > Depends on what you are looking for in a car. If it has to be a > Saab, well, that's it. If good engineering is your thing, there > is hope. Is it stupid to hope that improvement in environmental > attitudes will lead to more cars being better made, even if for > higher prices? > > A small hope I cherish is that GM will make a pig's ear of their > handling of Saab and be willing to sell it back to management, or > some similar group, before the name is ruined. > > OTOH, a newly independent Saab, probably now lacking their lorry > manufacturing arm, would be in the same fix as any comparatively > small marque: how to sell good product at realistic prices. They > would have to incorporate components from other manufacturers -- > and I mean more than generic light bulbs -- but where would they > be able to draw the line? What are the chances they could run a > solo quality operation and be viable? Collaboration with another > respected marque seems inevitable. Be sad if they were eaten by > another "GM" a few years down the line. > -- > Andrew Stephenson >

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