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What Saab is becoming ... #4437735
06/21/17 03:31 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
BrocLuno Offline OP
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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


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4437744
06/21/17 03:37 PM
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They still make Saabs? I thought they quit making cars like 10 years ago


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Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4437829
06/21/17 05:20 PM
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Once Saab quit making 2 stroke cars they went down hill. Period.


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Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4437924
06/21/17 07:48 PM
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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

Last edited by BrocLuno; 06/21/17 07:49 PM.

Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4437945
06/21/17 08:10 PM
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SAAB - They're Boxy, but They're Safe! laugh


2012 Charger Pursuit aka "The Bacon Hauler"
- 5.7L + NAG1 (A5) + 2.62 (215mm)
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: The_Nuke] #4438077
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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......


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4438078
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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.....

Last edited by Linctex; 06/21/17 10:54 PM.

"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: Linctex] #4438102
06/21/17 11:19 PM
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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?


2012 Charger Pursuit aka "The Bacon Hauler"
- 5.7L + NAG1 (A5) + 2.62 (215mm)
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4438117
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I like when GM took the Subaru WRX and put a Saab 92X logo on it.
It was a good Saab.

Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4438121
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Eh, strange looking to me...


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Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4438155
06/22/17 02:29 AM
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Saab; Small Automaker Always Broke.

Claud.

Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: The_Nuke] #4438890
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Linctex Offline
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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?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4439001
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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

Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4439232
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GM should've kept SAAB and gotten rid of Buick.

Re: What Saab is becoming ... [Re: BrocLuno] #4439364
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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

Last edited by Smokescreen; 06/23/17 11:11 AM.

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