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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:08:21 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

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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