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    Not Audi related but SAAB files for bankruptcy protection.

    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    Be surprised if such an established automotive house-hold name went bust but it would be a crying shame if it did.

    Ive never owned a SAAB but have considered it a few times during my numerous car changes.

    IMO, SAAB are a bit different, not sure why, maybe its the styling, but Ive always seen SAAB as a realistic VFM premium alternative to the 3 germans and Jag.
    Maybe the uncertainty will make the 9-3 Turbo X a good buy in the near future...

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    Maybe if they do move from GM they will no longer be re badged Vauxhalls, surely not a bad thing!
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    will ask my Bro if he knows anything, hope his job is ok....
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmohide View Post
    Maybe if they do move from GM they will no longer be re badged Vauxhalls, surely not a bad thing!
    Maybe PORSCHE should buy them.

    SAABs own brand of cool and styling with access to the VAG parts bin and PORSCHE engineering excellence.

    Gets my vote.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    I think the fact that the 9-3 is based on a 2002 Vectra, and the 9-5 has been based on the same chassis since 1997 (12 years old!) is the route of their problems...

    Regarding the 9-3 Turbo X, and the new Haldex system, personally I'd wait for it to filter in to the next generation VAG cars!
    Last edited by Andy_S; 21st February 2009 at 00:27.




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    Shame, and probably not the last one.....

    Who will be next?

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