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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Saab goes the way of the Dodo

Talks for sale fall through (again). GM going to shut down the brand. Saab was on pace to sell fewer than 10K cars in the US this year. Sad.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/19/bu...b.html?_r=1&hp


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Sad day... I always had a silent affinity for the SAAB brand. Not the bastardization that GM did to SAAB's product line with the 97x. Also, I wasn't necessarily pleased with the way that they treated the 92x either, but at least it was a good car to begin with. Oh well.....


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Sad day, indeed.

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I know a girl who just LOVES Saabs...no mater how many blow up, or lose all their dash lighting! I've always loved the looks of their Aero versions, but none have ever really made me want to buy one.
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My first turbocharged car I ever drove was a Saab 9000 cd. After that, I've always had a special place in my heart for Saabs. Especially the viggen and aero versions. Truely unique cars and ahead of their time with electronics and gadgetry(sp??).
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I think Saab will be missed much more than Oldsmobile/Aurora/etc.

Oh yeah, I can do that. What's my budget?
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Never really like Saab.....it was a styling thing for me, being an auto enthusiast I hate to see any car company depart the scene but if you can't make money.................

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That's very sad news. I nearly bought a 9-5 Aero wagon a few years back.
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That's very sad news. I nearly bought a 9-5 Aero wagon a few years back.
I think the 9-5 was the last model Saab designed and built independently before GM put their stamp on the company.

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The news has been making its rounds round the net. A sad day indeed.


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I've never been in a Saab before. My mother was going to buy a used Saab hatchback (I think) a couple of years ago but got a used Toyota Camry instead. It's sad to see all of these car manufacturers go. Variety of cars is taking a hit it would seem.
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I've never been in a Saab before. My mother was going to buy a used Saab hatchback (I think) a couple of years ago but got a used Toyota Camry instead. It's sad to see all of these car manufacturers go. Variety of cars is taking a hit it would seem.

O I don't know about that. All the brands going down are just re badged something els.

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Probably a Chinese company will now swoop in and buy it? Who was trying to buy it?
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Maybe Welcome to Magna International Inc. will buy it. They tried to make the purchase of Opel a while back but GM finally saw the companies potential. I think I read it somewhere that they were going to finance the purchase themselves. When you look at the articles link, wouldn't it be cool if they did an updated version of the first Saab prototype?
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Probably a Chinese company will now swoop in and buy it? Who was trying to buy it?
The last buy-out attempt was by the Chinese car manufacturer Geely but nothing came of it. Whether the attempt was official or not, I'm not certain.

I also am disappointed that Saab is no more. I've always loved their cars.
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