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Jerrybo66 wrote:

A foreign company goes down the tubes... SO what....What about the domestic manufacturers that are fighting the tubes because of other foreign car sales.. IMO


IMHO Saab might still be alive today if it hadn't been owned by GM for the past decade. I guess some people might count that as a win for the USA--we killed off a foreign competitor! Yea!


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Had an '84 900 than was a great car, nice ride, reliable, would swallow a ton of stuff in the hatchback. A bit slow on acceleration, but would cruise effortlessly at 85 all day long - learned to maintain momentum!

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Really sad about losing Saab as they were unique and quirky cars, to many "cookie cutter" cars around today - can't tell 'em apart.


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I was more upset when Oldsmobile and then Pontiac bit the dust.


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Nice cars, though a bit quirky. As for Swedish iron, I'm a Volvo man myself. Owned two of them. One saved my life. But they're a bit out of my price range now, and I rather preferred the old 740 wagons that looked like the box they shipped it in. Fine cars.


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Saab had some interesting ideas. Check out this Saab RV


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I'm sure the owners and employees of Dana Motors here in town will shed a tear or three.
As for me, not so much...


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They were a excellent car way back when. Loved the fact that they would free wheel going down hill, and the air frame type construction. We could have learned from them!!!


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I just hate to see any auto maker close up shop.

I was in Trollhättan (Sweden) a few years back on aerospace business and visited the museum while I was there. I have never driven or even been in a Saab but they did seem to be a good quality vehicle in their time.


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Jerrybo66 wrote:

A foreign company goes down the tubes... SO what....What about the domestic manufacturers that are fighting the tubes because of other foreign car sales.. IMO


What about the Saab dealers and employees here in the USA? No compassion for them?


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tallyo wrote:

Jerrybo66 wrote:

A foreign company goes down the tubes... SO what....What about the domestic manufacturers that are fighting the tubes because of other foreign car sales.. IMO


What about the Saab dealers and employees here in the USA? No compassion for them?

As a pig-headed buy American poster, I'm finding more negitive remarks from those who don't care what Country the workers are from who produced an item, vehicles, etc. As for the question above, no, I don't care. There are buyers and a void of cars that Saab can't fullfil. If the dealers/salesmen wouldn't of abandoned the American worker they would probably still have a job. Let them sell American...There's an old saying,"You made your bed, now sleep in it".. As always, IMO..


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