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Something about GM doesn't endear empathy. I get that. But these endless Saab articles about it's all GM's fault simply don't comport with reality.
As several have noted, GM likely significantly added to Saab's lifetime. The original Saab, which is very much alive today making airplanes and defense equipment, got tired of losing money making cars in 1969. Saab Auto had several owners after that, every one of which lost money.
GM did some dumb things (Trolblazer, etc), but they also made more than a few things about Saab better. Saab's highest sales were under GM. My 2008 9-3 is a significantly more reliable car that earlier versions of the 9-3 (or 900) were.
I've owned 3 Saabs. They make me smile. But honest reality will tell you that making Saab cars into a profitable & sustainable endeavor was something that nobody (and no company) ever showed skill at.
That article is just painful cliche, and much of it nonsense.
Posts in this Thread:
- Anatomy of a Murder: How Saab Was Sent to an Early Grave, Scott Paterson , Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:04:18
- Great Discussion: Comments and a Question, Aero51, Sat, 2 Mar 2019 09:53:15
- It's bigger than GM, Bloodnose , Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:43:431
- Not a bad article..., JerseySaab , Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:08:511
- Re: Not a bad article... it's a really bad article, QuietTide , Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:02:56 <-- Viewing This Message2
- Re: Not a bad article..., EGD , Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:28:161
- Saab discounts, A1-turbo, Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:45:10
- Re: Not a bad article..., JerseySaab , Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:55:25
- Re: Not a bad article..., Scott Paterson , Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:34:22
- Too far ahead of their time like Tesla, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:27:591
- Hatchbacks ahead of their time..., Scott Paterson , Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:07:551
- Re: Hatchbacks, A1-turbo, Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:01:36
- 2nd car = Rabbit, Scott Paterson , Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:56:54
- Re: Hatchbacks, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:52:44
- +1, mlc , Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:49:16
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