Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 10:44:45 -0500
From: Dan <dannospamam.com>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?


[snip] > To be viable as a manufacturer, Saab has to sell a substantial number of cars, > that is cars that appeal to a lot of people, i.e. not niche cars. A car such > as Classic 900 may have enthusiastic followers, but that car wouldn't sell at > a profit if it was produced today. It quite often happens like that; fortunate > owners of special models count themselves lucky that they got there just in > time. My 1993 9000 CSE is still like new, while similar aged Ford Mondeos are > rust buckets. Why have the economics changed so much? Why did SAAB have to sell to GM? It should be cheaper to make cars with computer-based engineering and outsourcing major parts like a unibody. If SAAB was still independent, they could still buy epsilon unibodies and ecotec engines, no? I think that SAAB cost per car may have increased under bureaucratic GM control. I would be very interested to see an activity-based cost accounting of SAAB. The SAAB brand should be managed much better in the USA.

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