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Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 15:25:54 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > > In article <>, > says... > > Do you think that Volvo hasn't either? > > > The difference between Saab and Volvo, and Ford and GM is, Ford are > putting money into Volvo, using it's experience and research and using > it in other marques it owns, GM is taking Saab, sticking Saab badges > where they don't belong, selling them as Saabs, and then building > Cadillacs at the Saab factory. > > Got the northwest UK owners club newsletter this week, it had a reply > from a "Marketting consultant" to a letter by a member written to Saab > UK. > > It explained (slightly paraphrased because I'm not reading it right > now), "After both plants (Trollhatten and Russelheim) putting forward > compelling cases for Saab production, the business decission was made, > to move production of the 9-3 and 9-5 platforms to Russelheim. > Trollhatten has vast experience of quality cars, and that experience > will still be exploited when the new Cadillac production line starts > work". > > I take that to mean that they no longer consider Saabs to be a quality > car, just an Astra/Vectra with a Saab badge, some different styling and > interior. That is just shameful. To actually boast to an owner of a > brand, through corporate doublespeak, that "we now you think your car is > worth shit, please buy again". The irony is in the name "Saab" which suggests that the car is Swedish. Perhaps they will now rename it to "Shit".

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