Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 00:18:57 GMT From: "solarsell" <nonospam.com> Subject: Re: Million Mile Saab 900 SPG
"- Bob -" <uctraingnospamanet.com> wrote in message news:6v3cn2tfuts8ik6g5v7jspn5ovgmdutlvbnospamcom... > On 5 Dec 2006 23:04:45 GMT, Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospaml.com> wrote: > >>On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 18:47:37 GMT, Jeremy Brown <jerem43nospamnet> wrote: >>> Check this guy out: >>> http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=538098 >>> A million miles on his 1990 SPG with only regular maintenance. Just >>> collision damage replaced. >> >>That'd be Peter. I was wondering when he'd hit it, I figured it was >>about due. Pity that Saab won't take it for their museum in trade for a >>new one, before the buyout that was the plan from what I understand. >> >>Dave Hinz > > What a bunch of chumps. It's only the world's greatest advertising > opportunity. Film him with the Saab, highlight that he went 1 mil > miles, say something like "Peter xx drive his Saab one million miles > without any major repairs. As a reward, we gave him a new one asked > him to do it again". > > I can't believe they'd be stupid enough to miss an opportunity like > this. Even if we know that a newer one won't go the distance like his > 900, the public doesn't. Some marketing genius probably decided that > it might encourage people to hold on to their cars longer. Never underestimate the stupidity of "Nobody wants electric cars" GM. Next to Michael Dukakais riding on the tank one of the biggest public relations fiascos in history.