Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 02:43:07 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: 9-7X ?

"Shane Almeida" <> wrote in message > On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:11:16 -0500, Dan wrote: > > What is GM doing? The 9-7 looks nothing like a SAAB. Doesn't GM > > understand that people buy SAABs because they like the Nordic > > engineering vs American, Japanese, German? > > I suspect the problem is that most people aren't buying Saabs at all, > Nordic engineering or not, and GM is trying to fix that by offering > "Saabs" in the form Americans seem to like (i.e. luxury SUVs). Saab > lovers might buy Saabs for the engineering (and perhaps the quirks), but > most buyers just don't care about that stuff. > > > I expect those 9-7's to sit on the lots. > > I bet they'll do better than the 9-2x. SUVs are a lot more popular than > whatever class the 9-2x falls in. Well they were, though I've heard (thankfully) that SUV sales have been plummeting, maybe I'll have to dodge fewer of these huge beasts driven by complete idiots over the next decade.

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