Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:03:37 +0100
From: Sleeker GT Phwoar <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

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". If/when I return to Saab ownership, it will be in a C900 or a 9000, either a C900 convertable, or a 9000 Aero. I will not buy a newer one. -- "Sorry Sir, the meatballs are Orf" The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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