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#4437735 - 06/21/17 03:31 PM What Saab is becoming ...
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Registered: 09/06/15
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http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/05/here-is-what-the-remnants-of-saab-have-become.html Nice to see that the decently aero shape and good safety structure found a new home and new use smile
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#4437744 - 06/21/17 03:37 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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They still make Saabs? I thought they quit making cars like 10 years ago
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#4437829 - 06/21/17 05:20 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Once Saab quit making 2 stroke cars they went down hill. Period.
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#4437924 - 06/21/17 07:48 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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I dunno, my 2001 9-5 2.3T is still a pretty nice sedan at 145K and it'll still get up and be gone quick laugh

GM did them in, but the engineering on the chassis was sound. The E versions share the last 9-3 chassis and seem to be nice electric rides smile

But I'm always on the look-out for a decent used 2-stroke (DKW would do too). I'd just love to drive Cali freeways with blue smoke trailing me and nothing they can do about it laugh


Edited by BrocLuno (06/21/17 07:49 PM)
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#4437945 - 06/21/17 08:10 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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SAAB - They're Boxy, but They're Safe! laugh
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#4438077 - 06/21/17 10:51 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: The_Nuke]
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Originally Posted By: The_Nuke
SAAB - They're Boxy, but They're Safe! laugh


From "Crazy People"?

I think it was Volvo......
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#4438078 - 06/21/17 10:52 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Hahaha - Great movie!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGVeZ4XLo4Y

"They're boxy, but they're good"

I love the Metamucil advert.....


Edited by Linctex (06/21/17 10:54 PM)
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#4438102 - 06/21/17 11:19 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: Linctex]
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: The_Nuke
SAAB - They're Boxy, but They're Safe! laugh


From "Crazy People"?

I think it was Volvo......


dont you mean volkswagon?
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#4438117 - 06/21/17 11:52 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 02/05/16
Posts: 514
Loc: USA
I like when GM took the Subaru WRX and put a Saab 92X logo on it.
It was a good Saab.

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#4438121 - 06/21/17 11:58 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Loc: Michigan
Eh, strange looking to me...
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#4438155 - 06/22/17 02:29 AM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Saab; Small Automaker Always Broke.

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#4438890 - 06/22/17 07:57 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: The_Nuke]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: The_Nuke
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: The_Nuke
SAAB - They're Boxy, but They're Safe! laugh

From "Crazy People"?


dont you mean volkswagon?


It was definitely Volvo

Did you watch the YouTube clip?
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#4439001 - 06/22/17 09:58 PM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 05/19/04
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I bought a 2003 9-5 Aero new, sold it 2 years ago with 206k miles. It was an awesome car. There wasn't really anything weird about it, just token stuff like the ignition being in the center console. The rest of what people thought was weird was really just thoughtful engineering and design, and things that Saab was way ahead of the game with. A sports sedan with a turbo 4 cylinder instead of a V6?

jeff

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#4439232 - 06/23/17 08:29 AM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 12/18/14
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Loc: NY, USA, etc.
GM should've kept SAAB and gotten rid of Buick.

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#4439364 - 06/23/17 11:10 AM Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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I didn't even know Saab was still a thing...It was referenced on Seinfeld once I think I remember. It never seemed to catch on to the mainstream buyer. To see one on the road today is more rare than a Lada.

Buicks are a healthy predictable stable of reliability and comfort many buy over and over. Why would GM choose a steady lucrative income from that marketplace over Saab? coffee


Edited by Smokescreen (06/23/17 11:11 AM)
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