Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 11:05:14 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: what year wheel will fit???

Bengt ÷sterdahl wrote: > On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 23:31:40 GMT, "Bob(but not that Bob)" > <> wrote: > > >>>FWIW... last year the SAAB stealers were all running specials with Gislaved >>>Nordfrost tires (better snows than any Goodyears) and the 16" OE alloy >>>wheels for $799. >> >> >>I called a local dealer last week about that very thing, but was told >>that thanks to GM, no more Gislaveds - just Goodyears from now on. >> > > For those of you that may not know the story of Gislaved: > > Gislaved is a small city in Sweden where the Gislaved tires were > manufactured. It was bought by Continental some years ago. A couple of > years ago Contiental closed the plant in Gislaved and made 700 workers > redundant (ever heard of the SAAB - GM story?). The tire brand Gislaved > exists but not the factory in Sweden. > IIRC the chief designer left Gislaved for Nokian. Next time I'll definitely buy Nokian tires, they seem to win most of the tests made by aoto magazines. -- th

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