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SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company  
User currently offlinejetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
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As a SAAB owner, this has me mystified and worried. What will become of SAAB with this kind of outfit?
http://www.saabsunited.com/2012/06/breaking-news-saab-is-sold.html
http://www.swadeology.com/2012/06/st...being-sold-to-nevs-going-electric/


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
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Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess. Because as far as I know SAAB hadn't made any electric cars, in the US at least.
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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11928 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess. Because as far as I know SAAB hadn't made any electric cars, in the US at least.

My guess is they want the name as well as some of the Swedish facilities and some of the employees, and whatever government support that comes along with that.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6641 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess.

Saab Auto don't own the Saab brand, Saab AB do, they have stated that they will not allow any purchaser of Saab to use the name unless they keep production and development in Sweden.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7523 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting jetjack74 (Thread starter):
As a SAAB owner, this has me mystified and worried. What will become of SAAB with this kind of outfit?

To be honest, it is a bit late to be worried. Saab Automobil as we knew it was over some time ago.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

At least it's staying in Sweden and is not going to be bought out by Tata and moved to India.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Perhaps they should rename the company to SABBA or just put the brand out of it's misery.


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User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Perhaps they should rename the company to SABBA or just put the brand out of it's misery.

Funny especially since sabba is Swedish slang for destroy.......

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Funny especially since sabba is Swedish slang for destroy.......

Haha!  
I was just combining the name with the group ABBA.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6641 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 5):
At least it's staying in Sweden and is not going to be bought out by Tata and moved to India.

IF it left Sweden it wouldn't be able to be called Saab, that has been made very clear by the owners of the Saab brand Saab AB. Tata haven't moved Jaguar Land Rover to India either, they know that doing so would kill the brands.


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