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The Office => Saab in the news => Topic started by: chris aka zaphod on 07 December 2013, 01:48:08 PM

Title: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: chris aka zaphod on 07 December 2013, 01:48:08 PM
 My take (http://www.vivapotenza.com/content.php?1539-Saab-returns-to-car-manufacturing) on the week's major event, while spreading the word.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: Petemate on 07 December 2013, 04:49:38 PM
Very informative Chris. I sincerely hope that all this has irritated GM. Slightly O/T, I have not heard any further news lately that GM were going to pull the plug on Opel.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: chris aka zaphod on 07 December 2013, 07:50:51 PM
Latest I've read is somewhat of a U-Turn, in that GM are ditching Chevrolet in Europe to save the Opel brand (and in a small way, recompense Vauxhall's debts).
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: chris aka zaphod on 10 December 2013, 10:14:55 PM
Have discovered more, and it is not good reading for Holden.  :o
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: chris aka zaphod on 11 December 2013, 02:39:56 PM
 The end of Holden (http://www.vivapotenza.com/content.php?1545-General-Motors-is-this-the-end-of-Holden) - another of my articles.

Confirmed this morning that Holden is to cease manufacture. A very sad day indeed.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: Norfolk Jim on 11 December 2013, 09:26:18 PM
Yep - v sad. We found out yesterday in letter from wife's best friend in Aus. Her husband worked for Holden and has been told he's unemployed! 1,000 job losses where he worked.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: Petemate on 15 December 2013, 09:45:19 PM
Had a good look again at the pics. Very pleased to see a nice meaty grille to protect the air conditioning condensor. After suffering stone damage to my current 9-3 just before one of our caravanning hols in the summer, I have since made and fitted a grille. Cannot understand why there was no grille fitted to the cars; my lad's Evo has one, and many other makes too.
The front fog surrounds look lovely, and I do like the businesslike front end of the face-lifted 9-3. A year and a few days after buying this one I still like looking at its reflection in the rear of cars in front..... (sad I know)
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: Petemate on 22 December 2013, 01:37:10 PM
Just had a look at the latest info in Saabsunited and cor! That Parrot communications double-din jobbie looks the business.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: Petemate on 24 December 2013, 06:18:56 PM
Checked the SU website yesterday and was pleased to see the Xmas greetings - nice touch. Check it most days now with all the excitement of the news. However, it seems to have gone down and I am now experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Back up now. Relief.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: smurkenstein on 27 December 2013, 06:24:55 PM
There was a newsletter from Hirsch today talking about starting up fabrication of some their old lines in support/celebration of the new cars.

http://extranet.hirsch-performance.ch/newsletter/view.php?id=TDEYMF

In case there is interest.
Title: Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
Post by: sgould on 27 December 2013, 09:17:46 PM
Yes.  I had the same newsletter sent to me.  There is hope that the aftermarket will be encouraged to continue.