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Not Audi related but SAAB files for bankruptcy protection.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by devonmikeyboy, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. devonmikeyboy
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    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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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....
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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

    Who will be next?
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    Well said Mr BBS.
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