Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:43:37 GMT From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> Subject: Re: What killed this group?
"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!) 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. 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... Al (awaiting the flame fest!)