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A Saab story

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:48 am
by DKaz
End of the line for Saab? We hope not...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14817674

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:04 pm
by watkins
Dont believe any stories about Saab going under until the entire company is completely gone from the face of the planet. Saab has found a guardian angel in Victor Muller.

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:35 am
by Rope-Pusher
Back to those thrilling days of Yester-Year.....

Tackling Boston in a Saab 96 (not in a '96 SAAB)
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The four-speed column shifter feels precise and well oiled and snaps into place with a click: "Your arm does the same thing [as a floor shifter]," explained Charles, "Your wrist just has to turn. It's pretty hard to describe." But it's surprisingly easy to grasp and get used to, literally and figuratively: from the steering wheel it's right at one's fingertips. Paddle shifters? Stuff it.

....literary hero Kurt Vonnegut, who once described the Saab as "the wet dream of engineers in an airplane factory who had never made a car before."

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/ta ... z4bJJZeO7Z

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 pm
by watkins
That guy is a bit of a pain in the ass. I actually avoid him at meets just due to some of the stories my friends have told.

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:14 pm
by AHTOXA
watkins wrote:That guy is a bit of a pain in the ass. I actually avoid him at meets just due to some of the stories my friends have told.


Do tell, now that you mentioned all that.

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:17 am
by watkins
Hes just a smug prick. Drives around meets with a Swedish Chef doll smushed in his sunroof. A bit high and mighty but without anything to back it up. Doesn't drink nearly enough to be a Saab guy, but that's subjective.

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:47 pm
by Rope-Pusher
watkins wrote:Doesn't drink nearly enough to be a Saab guy, but that's subjective.

That got me to wanderin'
http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91983

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:58 pm
by watkins
There are so many good breweries around New England. There are at least three brewery tour cruises every year. First one this year is at the end of next month.

Re: A Saab story

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:39 am
by Rope-Pusher
Saab asset owner NEVS plans Swedish production next year
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NEVS, which bought the remnants of the Swedish automaker after it went out of business, will make EVs at Saab's plant in Trollhattan under its own NEVS brand in the second half of next year, Chairman Kai Johan Jiang said.
While the Swedish location is being revived, the Saab brand isn't coming back. Five years ago, NEVS bought the assets of Saab, which was split from aerospace manufacturer Saab AB in 1990. Following a pledge last year to no longer use the Saab name, the Chinese-owned company will use the NEVS trademark for cars it produces, ending a Swedish nameplate that introduced its first vehicle in 1949.
http://europe.autonews.com/article/2017 ... -next-year

Nevah say Nevah!

Even this guy:
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Changed his naim back too Prints eventually....and now he'll never change it to anything else again!