Feb 20, 2009
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...
Maybe if they do move from GM they will no longer be re badged Vauxhalls, surely not a bad thing!
will ask my Bro if he knows anything, hope his job is ok....
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.
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!
Shame, and probably not the last one.....
Who will be next?
Well said Mr BBS.
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