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Sad indeed.......:(

I have very fond memories of being driven around in my Uncle's SAAB 95/ 96 as a kid....:)

Then my very own SAAB 99 EMS and 99 Turbo in the mid /late 1970's.......:thumbs:
 

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Just read it elsewhere :cry:

No cars built since April......it was only a matter of time.
 

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It is always darkest before the dawn.;)

The fat lady hasn't sung yet; although, she has warmed up a few times:eek:. The Saab community are awaiting news of a possible deal to keep the company going so fingers crossed they will manage to get some investment and start producing those great cars again.

As we like to say in Saab world; 'Keep calm and carry on'. :thumbs:

Griffin Up!
 

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Saab owners filed for bankrupcy this morning.:cry:

Seems GM just wanted Saab to die. Real pity as they had some great products just waiting to be put into full production.

Always thought Saab and Alfa were similar in a lot of ways. Great cars, a bit different and under the control of a parent company who didn't really understand what they are all about.:rant:

RIP Saab. Gone but not forgotten.:(
 

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I'm sure it will resurface again under new owners with great plans for the future. It is a strong brand, something the Chinese would love to get their hands on. Maybe after going bankrupt GM will lose any rights to the platforms etc paving the way for a deal?
 

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When I was a (bit) younger every month I would go into the local SAAB specialist in Bristol, to see if the prices of the SAAB 900 turbos had come down enough in price for me to be able to afford one. Sadly they never did - always out of my price range - and these were the ones with 150k on the clock!

I wanted one so bad.
 
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I think we knew it was coming but it's still a sad day. One of the few car makers to offer something interesting and different and a bit of a pioneer too.
 

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not surprising really, have you seen the state of their latest cars?, ugly soulless looking boxes. :vomit:

Every time i see one i think to myself, what would inspire a grown man to want one of those things, only thing i can think of is because the headlights come on automatically, (maybe good for a forgetful or lazy person) or is that just volvo?

good riddance.
 

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not surprising really, have you seen the state of their latest cars?, ugly soulless looking boxes. :vomit:

Every time i see one i think to myself, what would inspire a grown man to want one of those things, only thing i can think of is because the headlights come on automatically, (maybe good for a forgetful or lazy person) or is that just volvo?

good riddance.
Your opinion. :rolleyes:

But to many others, a great marque that owes the general car buying public rather a lot.
Turbo charged engines? Saab. An answer to the american market in the oil crisis, offering a car with power but without the displacement. Used their Scania truck dept to develop the turbo charged 99 and early 90 combos. Beat BMW to the idea by a year.

Latest 9-5 is truly dull inspiring, but that was due to the GM influence and lack of trust in the designers that have produced some epic cars.

We witter on about "soul" and "passion" and "design flair" in our Alfas, Saab were just as different in their own way.

A shame.
 
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