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Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 00:21:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: From J.W. Vester - Saab USA

Saab Guy <> writes: >Does anyone believe this? Is this really J.W. Vester???? >Re: Businesweek: Pontiac, Buick, and Saab would follow... >Posted by J.W. Vester - Saab USA (more from J.W. Vester - Saab USA) on Fri,= > 29 Apr 2005 10:03:11 >In Reply to: Businesweek: Pontiac, Buick, and Saab would follow..., Saab900= >guy, Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:28:38 The big draw for GM to Saab is the fact that= > Saab represents a unique position in the GM product portfolio. Consider th= >e following: >Saab is GM___s one and only European premium brand. >Saab is GM___s most recognizable global brand. >Because there is very little interaction with other GM makes, virtually all= > Saab business is plus business to General Motors. >And, last but not least, Saab customers are among the most desirable in the= > industry - significantly younger, wealthier and better educated than the a= >verage car buyer. >I turn, for Saab globally and for Saab in the US, being part of the GM fami= >ly presents the best opportunity to grow and develop a product portfolio th= >at will allow Saab to effectively compete in the global premium car market. >GM's huge investements in the Saab brand and a whole range of new products,= > such as the 9-3 SportCombi, Aero V6 Turbo and 9-7X SUV are the best eviden= >ce of GM's unwaivering commitment to Saab. >posted by 198.208.22.. Fortunately it doesn't mention the ill-fated Saabaru (aka the 9-2, aka 'wasaabi') which has never been sold here in Australia. I wonder if we'll see the 9-7X here - we already have 9-3 and 9-5 models which are pretty much smack bang in the middle of what GM would call 'standard product' when looking at the Saab brand. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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