Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 01:33:29 GMT
From: Dan <dannospamam.com>
Subject: Re: Possibly the end of Saab - In =?windows-1252?Q?Trollh=E4ttan?= =?windows-1252?Q?=2E=2E=2E?=


On 10/2/2004 10:33 PM, Swedishmoose wrote: > Hello folks.... > > only ppl from Saab in Sweden can make a real Saab. > But I have read something interesting today. German and Swedish unions are > working together to make it impossible for GM to shut down factories in > Europe, either Opel in R¸sselsheim or Saab in Trollh”ttan. > > They should start in the US, where they have a lot of plants that are > really not making any profits....they pushed Saab and Opel into something > and now they should deal with it. The main problem is...GM has to > understand, that we Europeans don't like badge engeneering..it doesn't > matter if you buy a Pontiac, a Buick or a Chevrolet..its all the same low > level developement. I had a Pontiac Grand Am....after 17000 Miles the car > was ratteling and squeaking everywhere...poor performance , noisy...poor > quality. The only reason why GM bought Opel and Saab was simple...they > wanted to know how to make some good cars.But they are still learning and > now...because obviously nobody wants to buy their junk cars.They have to > blame the fine European car makers Opel and Saab for their mistakes. > > But the German Union allready said....we will work all together...Go > Saab...go Opel.... > > > greatings.....from mario...owner of a brand new Saab 9-3 1.9 TIDs > I am glad I bought my 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero when I did as it will be the last true Saab. GM has eliminated SAAB Engineering in Sweden, moving some staff to Germany (per WSJ article today 10/6/04). According to the WSJ article, both SAAB and Opel are losing money; I wonder if GM's cost accounting is correct. GM might as well eliminate the SAAB and Opel brands because given the direction GM is going these will be nothing but re-skinned GM cars; what buyer wants that? SAAB R.I.P. Dan

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