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is BMW trying to buy SAAB?

(fake logo adapted from SaabsUnited)

It seems like they are!  According to a report on Saabs United, there are 7 companies currently bidding for the bankrupt swedish remains of SAAB, one of them is noted as a large european carmaker—-which by some accounts hails from Munich. Well that would only mean one thing….BMW.  BMW & Saab had previously had some agreements to share technology developing the next Mini and the Saab 9-2; so this wouldn’t be completely out of the blue.

“6-7 serious bidders have been confirmed and among them is a European car-manufacturer according to several sources to different media. What was interesting this time is that these companies want to build Saabs. We have gotten very strong indications from several independent sources that this european company is German and located in Munich. This company has the intention as Till mentioned in an earlier article, to build Saabs and their own cars on the same platform.”

For Saab’s sake….I hope it’s true!

src: SaabsUnited via Autoguide

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SAAB: terminal stages.

I, for one, will be sad when SAAB goes away.  BringATrailer posted this last night about the sad story of SAAB auctioning their entire museum away this week.  This collection includes all of their prototypes, including the legendary Ur Saab.

What a sad way to end the company——that being said, i’m sure Saab fanatics are beside themselves with excitement at the chance to land one of these Gothenburg beauties into their garages.

When I was 16, i was obsessed with the Saab 900.  I’ll never forget that.

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foto of the day/ Will the Swedish Government save Saab!?

Rumour is that the Swedish government have called emergency meetings to meet with GM! Maybe Saab will survive!?

In honor of the beating of Saab that’s occuring at the moment, today’s foto of the day is devoted to the ORIGINAL 1st Saab ever made..URSaab, the Saab 92. It had a drag coefficient of 0.30 (!!!) in 1947! Amazing.

DO NOT LET SAAB DIE, SWEDEN!!!

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saab is on fire.

not in a good way. in a bad way.

Koeniggsegg announced today that they are NOT going to purchase Saab….those supercar making bastards have changed their mind—–AGAIN.

So SAAB is really on it’s last life now.  Will it burn and fade away like Pontiac and Saturn? Is there something else that’s gonna save it?

VOLKSWAGEN? Imagine that.

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Saab: the dumbest company of all.

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I loved Saabs growing up….I always used to wish my parents would buy one.  Eventually my mum bought a 1999 Saab 9-3 with my pushing, however overall it was a dissappointing car.  By that time, Saab had already disintegrated into a puddle of poo laid by General Motors.

How can a company, which built the utterly charming, classic, and timeless original Saab 900s of the 70s and 80s LOSE THE PLOT like Saab has?  Was it puretly GM screwing it all up? Or did Saab, as a company, just give up!  I’m not sure of the truth, but I am sure that this company has all but gone down the tubes completely.

There is one solution, in my opinion. Saab needs to get back to their roots.  Abandon all this 9-3, 9-5 crap….and start focusing on the 900 line of cars again.  BRING BACK THE SAAB 900, YOU FOOLS!!!

If i had the money, i would buy this infected company, fire all the useless designers who keep believing that the rubbish 9-5 design is great and should be ‘tweaked’ every 2 years to try and reinvent the car—–and come up with a young, fresh, design team who loved the old 900 growing up…..and GO RETRO.  Yeah, i know lots of people hate that word; “retro”, but in a case like this—-the 900 should have been to Saab what the 911 was to Porsche. It should have become an evolving design with evolving performance.

Shame on you, Saab—-for screwing it all up. I AM ALSO LOOKING AT YOU, Volvo!

Here’s a rendering i found online, not exactly what i’m thinking of—-but a good start!

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