Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 20:57:21 -0400
From: "Tex" <>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?

"MH" <> wrote in message news:d2undb$l8c$ > Do we? Well, technically no consumers actually buy directly from Saab...they buy it through a privately held dealership. > I think most people in this group bought their Saabs pre-owned. I own > several SAABs but none of them was bought new by me, I already pointed this out in my "dichotomy" sub-thread of a week or so ago. > I do all the > maintenance myself too and (have to) buy parts from non OEM sources as > most > parts are NLA from Saab. Great. But you are certainly not the typical Saab owner. I highly doubt most owners of Saabs have or should even need training in automotive mechanics to own one. When I buy a copy of Microsoft Word (or download OpenOffice), I'm not expected to know anything about coding C++, I simply expect that I can type a letter with it. > I am hardly an interesting 'prospect' for Saab or GM since I will not buy > a > new car that looks like a Saab but All the more reason you should want to give feedback to Saab and GM. But I'm guessing you've got a ready list of excuses: 1) Saab is shite now, they're owned by GM afterall 2) GM has killed Saab forever 3) No one at Saab cares anymore 4) etc etc. > actually is a Chevrolet that was formerly a Daewoo... I'm not aware of any Saab that has any connections to Daewoo (Chevrolet Europe is a completely different ball of wax vis-a-vis its American cousin of the same name). The 9-7x is surely a controversial Saab-badged vehicle, because of its Chevy Trailblazer origins. I don't think you will find many in the Saab community who will bother to argue that it's a true Saab (same for the 9-2x). On the other hand, I've noticed that while all the naysayers poo poo GM for their tainting of the Saab model lineup with the two US-only models, the 9-2x and the 9-7x, they hastily overlook the two true Saab vehicles, the 9-3 and 9-5. These are two incredible cars which completely retain all that has embodied Saab for decades (safety, performance, sleek/tasteful looks, and of course quirky features). And last I checked these cars aren't getting axed by GM. - tex

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