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!