Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 18:18:38 -0400
From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?


Tex wrote: > "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message > news:1112680380.407689.222230nospam2000cwo.googlegroups.com... > >>I can't imagine if it makes any difference to you and me regarding the >>SAAB's we own and drive whether an OP works for SAAB or not. Will you >>value his opinion more because he is an emplyee or are you going to >>bash him if you found a problem with your SAAB? >> > > Wow...you take a rather negative spin on my post. I love Saabs. I'm one to > rarely "bash" anyone, unless they really, really deserve it. I'd be much > more interested in giving productive/valuable feedback about where I think > they could make actual vehicle improvements, through fairly simple/cheap > changes. > > Do I have gripes about my Saab, sure, but more importantly, I'd rather give > input about what I think could be done to address those gripes and > ultimately make Saab cars better. > > - tex > > > Not to be negative, but do you really think GM is interesting in make Saab a unique car again? Look at the 9-2 and the 9-7. You also have to think if any current and maybe soon to be EX Saab employee cares about our comments. Even if they did, I really doubt they have any control over what goes into the car - the bean counters at GM are deciding everything. GM has made statements in the WSJ about how the European companies are going to have to use more common components to make GM more profitable. They said people will buy the car because it has a Saab name and no one will care what is in the car. The Saab engineers modified the common GM chassis into the 5 Star crash rated 9-3. Their reward was to have their group disbanded because they modified the common GM chassis. At the same time GM bragged about the 5 start crash test rating. GM could have used the modified chassis to give all of their cars using the common chassis a 5 start crash rating, but they chose to punish the engineers . . .

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