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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 21:40:08 GMT
From: Saab Guy <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Th, Thanks for the information. I got an e-mail from Scania recently and they said that Scania became independant from Saab Cars in 1995, which is conflicts. Hmm. Saab Guy On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:08:21 GMT th <> wrote: > Saab Guy wrote: > > MA_TWAIN, > > > > I know, it's soo sad. It reminds me of that comedy with Chris Farley, "Tommy Boy" when they when the auto parts plant was closed because this other company bought them out, and I vividly recall them saying that "all they cared about was the name and not the people". Is Volvo suffering as bad as Saab with Ford? I'm thinking not really. > > > > I wish A) the European Union didn't force Scania to separate from Saab or vice versa or potentially B) Ford buying Saab as well may have been a good idea opposed to GM as Saab has worked with Ford in the past (ie. Remember the Saab model 96 with the Ford V4 engine)? > > > The European Union never forced Scania to separate from Saab, that > separation was done long before Sweden entered the European Union. The > European Union opposed Scania from merging with Volvo trucks because the > market share locally in Sweden would become too high, thus preventing > the formation of the most powerful and competitive company on the truck > market. > > -- > th

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