Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 18:17:28 GMT From: - Bob - <uctraingnospamanet.com> Subject: Re: Saab and auto shows
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 21:47:54 +0000 (UTC), Joe Morris <jcmorrisnospame.org> wrote: >Question: is this typical of Saab's (non-)participation in auto shows, >or is it part of a deliberate attempt by GM to run down Saab sales >to the point that management can "justify" dropping the marque? GM would never intentionally run down a brand - they can do it all to well just using their standard management techniques. Have you seen Mr. CEO bitching lately that it's unfair to force them to raise CAFE standards because GM sells more trucks and SUV's proportionally and they are just building "what Americans want to buy". Then in the next breath they whine that it's easy for Japanese automakers to meet higher standards because they sell such a higher proportion of smaller, more fuel efficient cars. Hmm.... I suspect he skipped a logic course in college. >I think I'll stop in at the local BMW dealer tomorrow. At the show >they had a nice X3 with exellent cargo space (a critical issue for me, >and the reason that I bought my 900 in the first place) -- plus, the >BMW people at the show acted like they gave a damn about their >potential customers. Well, I would not cut off your nose to spite your face... the fact that they don't know how to staff a trade show should not affect your decision on which care meets your needs. OTOH, if the X3 does what you want, then go for it.