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Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« on: 07 December 2013, 01:48:08 PM »
My take on the week's major event, while spreading the word.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #2 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).

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #3 on: 10 December 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
Have discovered more, and it is not good reading for Holden.  :o

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #4 on: 11 December 2013, 02:39:56 PM »
The end of Holden - another of my articles.

Confirmed this morning that Holden is to cease manufacture. A very sad day indeed.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #6 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)

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Saab returns to car manufacture - article.
« Reply #10 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.
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