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Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 21:04:33 GMT
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamvwnmzusxsizefitterzxursaxzoe.com>
Subject: Re: information on Saab 1995-96


ma_twain wrote: > > Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > > > > ma_twain wrote: > > > >>Henrik B. wrote: > >> > >> > >>>"ma_twain" <ma_twainnospamo.com> skrev i en meddelelse > >>>news:4156DBB3.70407nospamo.com... > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>>>A good thing is you can get a 5-door hatchback in the years you are > >>>>considering, a body style Saab discontinued in the 9-3. > >>>> > >>>> > >>>Rubbish! The hatchback is avaiable up until 2003, when the new 9-3SS > >>>arrived. > >>> > >>>Cheers! > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>Actually, the Saab hatchback was discontinued after 1993 - when GM took > >>over :-) The "real" Saab line stopped then. I am ready for the replies > >>in my flameproof suit :-) > >> > > > > GM didn't take over in 1993, they bought half of the company in 1990 and > > bought the rest much later. The Type 4 project which resulted in Saab 9000 > > was planned in 1974 after the oil crisis and the first Saab 9000 from 1985 > > was a hatchback. It had no GM content whatsoever. It had also very little > > in common with the rest of the Type 4 cars, apart from wheelbase dimensions > > and styling in some cases. > > > > The 1994 Saab 900 has a GM V6 and I would suspect other GM parts. You > mention the 1985 9000 hatchback has no GM parts, well the last time I > took math, 1985 came before 1994 :-) So you do agree with me! I don't agree with you. You're clutching a straw by mentioning the 1994 Saab 900 with a GM V6 to substantiate your argument that Saab took over in 1993. At that time, Saab used some GM engines, but GM didn't take over until much later. The 4-cyl 9000 continued without any GM parts all the way until 1998 when production was stopped. Besides, several car companies are using other manufacturers engines, that doesn't necessarily indicate a takeover. Saab have used engines in the past from Triumph and from Ford. Ford have used diesel engines from Peugeot, Peugeot are using Engines from Citroen (actually they're together). Ford have bought Volvo, Volvo have used Engines from Renault. The Delorean sports car also used a Renault engine and the Ssangyong Musso uses a Mercedes engine.

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