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Things could've been worse for Saab under Fiat
Posted by A1-turbo (more from A1-turbo) on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 07:06:22
In Reply to: Re: Another SAAB! yes ! buy all the used ones now if you can !, neil dale [Profile/Gallery]
, Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:55:31
I don't think Saab was "killed" to help Buick. Buick was a much stronger brand and sold in significantly higher numbers both here and especially overseas than Saab. It wasn't even close. Buick's success or failure then, now and in the future was/is/will be regardless of what happened to Saab.
The problem is that Saab had long been a financially precarious company and I think Fiat, the other potential buyer in 1989-90, would’ve been worse for Saab. As sad as it was to see Saab disappear, it could’ve been gone long before had it ended up under Fiat ownership in 1990.
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- Another SAAB!, Paul from Palmyra, PA, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:17:331
- Re: Another SAAB! yes ! buy all the used ones now if you can !, neil dale , Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:55:311
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- Re: $29,990 Regal Sportback +7 cu ft on a 9000., QuietTide , Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:24:27
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