Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:07:04 GMT
From: "john" <>
Subject: Re: Sad day

"Greg Farris" <> wrote in message news:efq44g$1b0f$ > In article <QxWTg.18401$>, > says... > > Funny thing about that - When I was driving my 1990 900 CAB, and I saw > the > "New Version" 900's nd 9000's, I said to the dealer, "Next time will be my > first non-Saab automobile". I felt they had gone too far in seeking the > general > public, and were alienating their mainstream support. But with time, those > 900's and 9000's, along with the first generation 9,3 and 9,5's (that > looked > just like them) became more acceptable, and in they end they seem almost > as > "pure Saab" as the older ones, even if we know that underneath things were > changing (and in fact, I am now driving one of them). From the 2003 and > onward, > we know they are just Opel Vectras with Saab logos, and the latest 9,7's > or > whatever are direct mid-market Japan imports... > > I have no doubt that GM has done what was needed to keep the Saab logo > from > disappearing altogether, but it is not surprising hat most "traditional" > Saab > enthusiasts will be hard pressed to find any reason to buy another. > > GF very true... I love my C900's but they're getting too old really... An ng900/9.3 is actually looking an attractive option. (never thought I'd say that...) plus I've owned several of pretty much every model of saab - an NG I've never tried :-)

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