Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 07:57:29 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: What killed this group?


"Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> wrote in message news:Z3%Bi.189412$lx3.6123nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk... > > "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> wrote in message > news:46d853a4$0$13924$fa0fcedbnospam.zen.co.uk... >> "E. Newnes" <enewns45nospamo.com> wrote in message >> news:epafd3tbrdb1i5rh1d23ggjh65cskp0ikenospamcom... >>> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 06:21:14 +0100, "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>> >>>>On the other hand, there are many people being introduced to Saab >>>>*because* >>>>of the GM influence. >>> >>> But they are not being introduced to real Saabs, only to the ghost of >>> the "brand". Long time GM customers are used to a diet of multi hued >>> shit and would only expect more of the same, so they will >>> inadvertently aid and abet the loss of Saab DNA. >> >> Says who? What makes a real Saab a real Saab? Why is a current Saab a >> lesser Saab than a 1980 Saab? >> >> Drive any modern <insert brand> and it's very different from something in >> the 1970s. Modern stuff with a Saab badge is a modern interpretation of >> what you may consider to be a proper Saab. >> > Sorry, but that's just Tommy Rot. It's not an interpretation, it's a > Vauxhall with a blue badge. (I like Vauxhalls BTW!) Aie but who designed it? > Real Saabs died with the 9000, the last Saab with any true Saab bloodline. > > That said, the 9-3 is an excellent motorcar, and the most reliable car (of > any brand) we've ever owned was a NG 900s. My heart wanted a classic Saab 900 Turbo with air conditioning. My budget said 9-3. My head said Mondeo TDCi. In the end I bought the diesel 9-3, knowing its faults* but also its strengths. It has the understeery Saab-esque handling, it has those seats and that interior, but it also has a Japanese engine and GM running gear. > This newsgroup died when the likes of Saab Druids such as Grunf > disappeared, and Dave Hinz isn't here anymore to point and laugh at when > he gets all uptight about top posting and netiquette... Heh, I can believe that. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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